Pepperdine Waves face San Diego Toreros: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Pepperdine WavesSan Diego Toreros
March 2, 3:00 PM | Jenny Craig Pavilion

Pepperdine Waves vs San Diego Toreros Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between San Diego and Pepperdine on Saturday, with the host Toreros trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

San Diego will face the 12-16 Waves, who own a 14-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Toreros are 8-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Waves are 11-10 favoring the OVER.

View Pepperdine vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Waves were listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 215-rated Toreros and the No. 217-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 63-61 result in favor of the Toreros.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature San Diego's No. 279-rated squad against Pepperdine's No. 181-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, San Diego rates No. 193 in the country with 5.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 245 nationally with 5.5 per match.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. San Diego, meanwhile, comes in at No. 205 nationally in scoring at home.

Pepperdine was an 87-48 loser in their most recent outing at home against St. Mary's. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine was run off the court by the Gaels on Wednesday as St. Mary's routed them 87-48 at Firestone Fieldhouse.

San Diego lost its last outing, an 83-70 result against San Francisco on February 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 2-point favorite. San Diego got 17 points from Ken Rancifer but lost anyway, 83-70, to San Francisco on Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing St. Mary's are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing San Francisco are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

A few Waves at Toreros trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Pepperdine is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against San Diego
Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against San Diego
San Diego is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
San Diego is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Diego's last 12 games when playing Pepperdine