Portland Pilots host Pepperdine Waves in college basketball action
Pepperdine Waves vs Portland Pilots Odds
Chiles Center will host Portland Pilots vs. Pepperdine Waves action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Pilots are 9-16 so far on the season, and 6-14 ATS vs. the number. The Waves, meanwhile, are 10-13 and 11-7-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Portland go 5-10 and the Waves go 9-7 on the totals.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland Pilots as 2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 270-rated Pilots and the No. 219-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 61-57 result in favor of the Waves.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Portland's No. 324-ranked offense, averaging 59.8 PPG, against a Waves defense that ranks No. 195 at 67.1 PPG. The Pilots field goal percentage has averaged 41.2% so far, less than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.8% per game.
Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 150-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. Portland, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Pepperdine, they were an 82-56 loser as they battled Gonzaga on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 22.5-point underdog. Pepperdine was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Gonzaga and falling by an 82-56 score at McCarthey Athletic Center.
Portland was a 69-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Portland earned a 69-60 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday, getting 21 points from Ryan Nicholas at Chiles Center.
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 2-8
After playing Gonzaga are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5
Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 5-5
After playing Loyola Marymount are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Waves at Pilots trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pepperdine's last 7 games when playing on the road against Portland
Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pepperdine is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Portland's last 7 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Portland is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
Pepperdine home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, February 14
Portland at San Francisco, Thursday, February 14