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Pepperdine Waves vs Central Michigan Chippewas Preview

Central Michigan ChippewasPepperdine Waves
Dec 16, 8:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Pepperdine Waves Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD6-3

A key college battle sees the visiting Central Michigan Chippewas travelling to Pepperdine Sunday to take on the Waves.

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

View Central Michigan vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Chippewas were listed as 10.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Waves, most recently No. 119 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Chippewas, who rate No. 207 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 67-60 victory for the Waves.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 91-rated squad against Central Michigan's No. 205-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 161 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 90 nationally with 7 per match.

Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 134-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.2 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 290 nationally in scoring at home.

Central Michigan was a 78-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Charlotte. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. The Chippewas endured a 78-66 loss at the hands of the 49ers on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Kyle Randall at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Pepperdine was a 63-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Hawaii. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Waves grabbed a 63-56 win over the Warriors on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Jordan Baker at Stan Sheriff Center.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
After playing Hawaii are 2-0
After a win are 5-5

A few Chippewas at Waves trends to consider:
Central Michigan is 3-17 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Pepperdine is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Central Michigan home to Texas State, Thursday, December 20
Pepperdine at Alabama State, Wednesday, December 19