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St. Mary's Gaels home to Waves in NCAAB betting action

Pepperdine WavesSt. Mary's Gaels
Jan 19, 10:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

7-10TEAM RECORD17-2

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the St. Mary's Gaels try to run the Waves off the court at McKeon Pavilion in college hoops action.

St. Mary's will face the 7-10 Waves, who own a 5-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gaels are 8-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Waves are 5-9 favoring the OVER.

View Pepperdine vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Gaels as 23-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Gaels and the No. 162-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 82-60 result in favor of the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Waves rank No. 92 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with St. Mary's’s No. 62 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. Mary's is college basketball's No. 21-ranked team at 8.5 per game, while the Waves rate No. 278 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 52-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Pepperdine was a 78-63 loser on the road against San Francisco. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. Jordan Baker scored 26 points for Pepperdine on Saturday, but the Dons managed a 78-63 victory over the Waves at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Last time out for St. Mary's, they were a 69-61 winner as they battled Portland at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 24-point favorite. The Gaels grabbed a 69-61 win over the Pilots on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Stephen Holt at McKeon Pavilion.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing BYU are 4-1
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Santa Clara are 10-0
After playing Portland are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Waves at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
Pepperdine is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
St. Mary's is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pepperdine

Next up:
Pepperdine home to BYU, Saturday, January 21
St. Mary's at Santa Clara, Saturday, January 21

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