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St. Mary's Gaels vs Pepperdine Waves in college hoops odds

Pepperdine WavesSt. Mary's Gaels
Jan 26, 6:00 PM | McKeon Pavilion

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Odds

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College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Waves of Pepperdine hit the hard court against the Gaels of St. Mary's.

St. Mary's will face the 10-9 Waves, who own a 9-5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Gaels are 8-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Waves are 6-6 favoring the OVER.

View Pepperdine vs St Marys Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Waves were listed as 18-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Gaels - Waves odds would favor the Gaels if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Mary's is rated No. 115 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pepperdine is at No. 203. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-66 win for the Gaels.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Waves rank No. 191 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.7 per game. That compares with St. Mary's’s No. 110 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where St. Mary's is college basketball's No. 32-ranked team at 8 per game, while the Waves rate No. 234 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. St. Mary's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 19 nationally in scoring at home.

Pepperdine won its last outing, a 60-57 result against Loyola Marymount on January 24. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Jordan Baker scored 21 points leading the Waves to a 60-57 victory over Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion on Thursday.

In their last action, St. Mary's was an 81-48 winner at home against San Diego. They covered the 14-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gaels and Toreros didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Diego was handed an 81-48 defeat on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing BYU are 5-3
After playing Loyola Marymount are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

St. Mary's Gaels Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing San Francisco are 8-2
After playing San Diego are 4-6
After a win are 8-2

A few Waves at Gaels trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
Pepperdine is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against St. Mary's
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 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
St. Mary's is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Pepperdine home to BYU, Thursday, January 31
St. Mary's at San Francisco, Wednesday, January 30