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Pepperdine Waves host San Francisco Dons in college basketball action

San Francisco DonsPepperdine Waves
Dec 29, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

San Francisco Dons vs Pepperdine Waves Odds

9-4TEAM RECORD6-5

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Pepperdine and San Francisco on Thursday, with the host Waves trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Pepperdine will face the 9-4 Dons, who own a 3-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Waves are 2-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Dons are 6-3 favoring the OVER.

View San Francisco vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Pepperdine sat as 2.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 183 (Waves) and the No. 157 (Dons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 73-65 result in favor of the Dons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pepperdine's No. 308 nationally ranked offense (60.7 points per game) against a Dons defense that sits as the No. 149 at 65.4 PPG. The Waves have been averaging 38.8% from the field, less than the Dons have managed so far this season (45.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, San Francisco owns the country's No. 219-rated mark, allowing 73.5 points per game on the highway. Pepperdine, on the other hand, rates No. 302 in scoring at home.

Last time out for San Francisco, they were an 88-83 loser as they battled Holy Cross on the road. The Dons endured an 88-83 loss at the hands of the Crusaders on Thursday, despite a 23-point effort from Rashad Green at Hart Recreation Center.

In their last action, Pepperdine was a 67-56 loser on the road against Washington State. They earned a push of the 11–point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine got 14 points from Corbin Moore but lost anyway, 67-56, to Washington State on Thursday at Key Arena.

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 7-3
After playing Holy Cross are 1-2
After a loss are 8-2

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing St. Mary's are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Dons at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
San Francisco is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing at home against San Francisco
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
Pepperdine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing San Francisco

Next up:
San Francisco home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, December 31
Pepperdine home to St. Mary's, Saturday, December 31

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