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Portland Pilots visit Pepperdine Waves in NCAAB hoops battle

Portland PilotsPepperdine Waves
Feb 18, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Odds

6-20TEAM RECORD8-18

Portland pays a visit to Pepperdine on Saturday, hoping to send the Waves to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Pepperdine will face the 6-20 Pilots, who own a 11-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Waves are 10-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Pilots are 13-12 favoring the OVER.

View Portland vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Pilots listed as 3-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Waves - Pilots odds would favor the Waves if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pepperdine is rated No. 238 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Portland is at No. 316. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 60-56 win for the Waves.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pilots is ranked No. 234 in NCAA hoops at 33.5 per game. Contrast that with Pepperdine’s No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pepperdine is the No. 282-ranked team in the country at 5 per game, while Portland rates No. 294 at 4.9 per game.

Defensively, Portland features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 81.5 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 313 nationally in scoring at home.

Portland lost its last outing, a 78-75 result against San Diego on February 16. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Kevin Bailey scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Pilots to a win (they lost 78-75 to San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday).

Pepperdine lost its last outing, an 81-70 result against Seattle on February 16. Pepperdine got 20 points from Taylor Darby but lost anyway, 81-70, to Seattle on Thursday at Connolly Center.

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing St. Mary's are 9-1
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a loss are 2-8

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Santa Clara are 5-5
After playing Seattle are 1-1
After a loss are 1-9

A few Pilots at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Portland's last 15 games on the road
Portland is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Portland is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Portland is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pepperdine's last 10 games when playing Portland
Pepperdine is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games when playing at home against Portland
Pepperdine is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Portland

Next up:
Portland home to St. Mary's, Thursday, February 23
Pepperdine at Santa Clara, Thursday, February 23

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