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Jan 28, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

Santa Clara Broncos vs Pepperdine Waves Odds

8-12TEAM RECORD7-13

The Waves will be trying to slam the Santa Clara Broncos on Saturday when the teams tip off at Firestone Fieldhouse in college betting action.

Supporters of the Broncos have watched them go 8-12 and 5-12 ATS on the year, while the Waves are at 7-13 and 7-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Waves are 6-11, while the Broncos have a 10-7 mark.

View Santa Clara vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Waves are listed as 4-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Waves rated this week at No. 164 and the Broncos sitting at No. 212. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 64-61 result in favor of the Broncos.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pepperdine's No. 330 nationally ranked offense (58.3 points per game) against a Broncos defense that sits as the No. 309 at 74.5 PPG. The Waves have been averaging 39% from the field, less than the Broncos have managed so far this season (40.9% on average).

Defensively, Santa Clara features the nation's No. 336-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 318 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Santa Clara was a 90-77 loser at home against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Denzel Johnson scored 26 points for Santa Clara on Thursday, but the Dons managed a 90-77 victory over the Broncos at Leavey Center.

Pepperdine was a 65-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine suffered a 65-56 loss against San Diego on Thursday, getting 15 points from Taylor Darby in a losing effort at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 1-9
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Broncos at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 6 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Santa Clara is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Santa Clara is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing Santa Clara
Pepperdine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing at home against Santa Clara
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Santa Clara home to Portland, Thursday, February 2
Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, February 2

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