St. Mary's Gaels vs Pepperdine Waves Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Firestone Fieldhouse Wednesday as host Pepperdine looks to handle the St. Mary's Gaels in NCAA hoops action.
The Waves currently sports a 12-15 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-8-1 ATS. The Gaels are 24-5 and 13-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Waves produce a 10-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Gaels have gone 11-13 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Pepperdine sat as 12.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Waves sit at No. 217 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Gaels sit at No. 57 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Gaels will win this game 80-64.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 175-rated squad against St. Mary's's No. 102-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 239 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 23 nationally with 8.2 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. Mary's owns the country's No. 61-rated mark, allowing 64.4 points per game on the highway. Pepperdine, on the other hand, rates No. 300 in scoring at home.
St. Mary's was a 74-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Creighton. They covered the 6-point spread as favorites. The Gaels got 19 points from Matthew Dellavedova as St. Mary's ran past Creighton 74-66 on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.
Pepperdine lost its last outing, a 64-58 result against San Francisco on February 23. They covered in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. Pepperdine suffered a 64-58 loss against San Francisco on Saturday, getting 19 points from Nikolas Skouen in a losing effort at War Memorial Gymnasium.
St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Santa Clara are 9-1
After a win are 9-1
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing San Diego are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6
A few Gaels at Waves trends to consider:
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing St. Mary's
Pepperdine is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games when playing St. Mary's
Pepperdine is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
St. Mary's home to Santa Clara, Saturday, March 2
Pepperdine at San Diego, Saturday, March 2