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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Pepperdine Waves in Battle with Portland Pilots

Portland Pilots

vs

Pepperdine Waves
Saturday, January 17, 2015 8:00 PM ET
Firestone Fieldhouse

The Pepperdine Waves will try to cover the point spread at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday when they get a visit from the Portland Pilots in NCAA basketball betting action.

Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Pepperdine Waves in this one found them listed as -5.5-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 Pilots was expected to move the line.

Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves currently sport a 11-6 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-4 ATS. The Portland Pilots are 11-7 and 10-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pepperdine Waves produce a 4-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Portland Pilots have gone 6-1 against the totals betting line.

The Pepperdine Waves sit at No. 117 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Portland Pilots sit at No. 109 on the same chart.

How Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Stats Matchup

The game also pits Pepperdine's No. 141-ranked offense, averaging 67.71 PPG, against a Pilots defense that ranks No. 188 at 68.72 PPG. The Waves field goal percentage has averaged 43.9% so far, less than the Pilots marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.68% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Portland got 17 points from Alec Wintering but lost anyway, 80-68, to Loyola Marymount on Thursday at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Pepperdine suffered a 78-76 loss against Gonzaga on Thursday, getting 22 points from Jett Raines in a losing effort at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Betting Odds Trends

Portland is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Portland is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Portland is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Pepperdine is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pepperdine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Portland

Next Betting Matchups

Portland home to Pacific, Thursday, January 22nd
Pepperdine at San Francisco, Thursday, January 22nd

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