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Pepperdine Waves visit St. Mary's Gaels in NCAA College Basketball Betting

Pepperdine Waves

vs

St. Mary's Gaels
Saturday, January 31, 2015 6:00 PM ET
McKeon Pavilion

The St. Mary's Gaels will be trying to slam the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday when the teams tip off at McKeon Pavilion in college betting odds action.

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the St. Mary's Gaels in this one found them listed as -8-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Saturday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Waves was expected to move the line.

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves will look to cover the spread vs the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, as the Waves are 13-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Gaels are 13-4-2 ATS. Pepperdine is 4-11 against the total, while St. Mary's is 6-8 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the St. Mary's Gaels at No. 49 and the Pepperdine Waves at No. 120 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features St. Mary's's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 70.43 PPG, against a Pepperdine Waves defense rated No. 59 and allowing 61.48 PPG. The St. Mary's Gaels FG% has averaged 46.42% to date this season, more than the Pepperdine Waves shooters have managed so far (42.71% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jett Raines scored 14 points leading the Waves to a 50-43 victory over Pacific at Spanos Center on Thursday.

St. Mary's earned a 68-54 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday, getting 18 points from Kerry Carter at McKeon Pavilion.

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Betting Odds Trends

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pepperdine's last 7 games
Pepperdine is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Pepperdine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 5 games on the road
St. Mary's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
St. Mary's is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine home to BYU, Thursday, February 5th
St. Mary's at Pacific, Saturday, February 7th

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