Pepperdine Waves vs Houston Baptist Huskies Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Houston Baptist and Pepperdine on Tuesday, with the host Huskies trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Huskies sport records of 3-1 and 0-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Waves have 1-2 and 2-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-1 for the Huskies and 1-0 for the Waves.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 210 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Waves, who rate No. 229 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 73-62 victory for the Huskies.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Houston Baptist has the nation's No. 151-rated offensive output, at 71 PPG. The visiting Waves defense ranks No. 261 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 278-rated defense on the road, allowing 80 points per game. Houston Baptist, meanwhile, comes in at No. 138 nationally in scoring at home.
Pepperdine was a 58-56 winner in its last match at home against Washington State. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Waves got 15 points from Lorne Jackson as Pepperdine ran past Washington State 58-56 on Friday at Firestone Fieldhouse.
Houston Baptist was an 82-73 winner in its last match at home against Dallas Christian. The Huskies grabbed an 82-73 win over the Crusaders on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Art Bernardi at Sharp Gym.
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing UC Irvine are 2-7
After playing Washington State are 1-0
After a win are 3-7
A few Waves at Huskies trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Pepperdine home to UC Irvine, Saturday, November 24
Houston Baptist at Eastern Illinois, Saturday, November 24