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NCAA Basketball Odds: BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves

BYU Cougars


Pepperdine Waves
Thursday, February 05, 2015 11:00 PM ET
Firestone Fieldhouse

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Firestone Fieldhouse Thursday as the Pepperdine Waves look to beat the odds vs the BYU Cougars in NCAA hoops betting action.

BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Opening Odds and Betting Line

College basketball betting odds makers at BetOnline opened the Pepperdine Waves as 1-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over/under total line at the sportsbook.

BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves are 14-8 so far on the season, and 14-7 ATS vs the number. The BYU Cougars, meanwhile, are 17-7 and 9-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pepperdine go 5-11 and the BYU Cougars go 12-6-1 on betting totals.

The Waves - Cougars odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pepperdine is rated No. 129 in the current Odds Shark poll, while BYU is at No. 12.

How BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and BYU is ranked No. 16 in NCAA basketball at 38.83 per game. Contrast that with Pepperdine's No. 159 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pepperdine is the No. 224-ranked team in the country at 4.86 per game, while BYU rates No. 12 at 9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars blew out Santa Clara on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 78-57 win at Marriott Center.

The Waves got 11 points from Amadi Udenyi as Pepperdine ran past St. Mary's 67-62 on Saturday at McKeon Pavilion.

BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Betting Odds Trends

BYU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
BYU is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 6 games
BYU is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Pepperdine is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Pepperdine is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
Pepperdine is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 7th
Pepperdine at San Diego, Saturday, February 7th