Pepperdine Waves vs San Francisco Dons Odds
The Pepperdine Waves will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Dons in San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Waves will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-8-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Dons are 17-6 ATS. Pepperdine is 10-9 on the totals; San Francisco is 9-12-1.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Dons as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dons rated this week at No. 212 and the Waves sitting at No. 228. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-64 result in favor of the Dons.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 122 nationally ranked offense (69.7 points per game) against a Waves defense that sits as the No. 181 at 66.6 PPG. The Dons have been averaging 45.1% from the field, more than the Waves have managed so far this season (44.4% on average).
Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 161-rated defense on the road, allowing 69 points per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 177 nationally in scoring at home.
Pepperdine was a 70-60 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine got 18 points from Jordan Baker but lost anyway, 70-60, to Santa Clara on Saturday at Leavey Center.
San Francisco was a 61-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Cole Dickerson scored 16 points leading the Dons to a 61-59 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday.
Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing St. Mary's are 5-5
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing San Diego are 5-5
After playing Loyola Marymount are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Waves at Dons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pepperdine is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pepperdine is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
San Francisco is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games when playing Pepperdine
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Pepperdine home to St. Mary's, Wednesday, February 27
San Francisco at San Diego, Thursday, February 28