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Pepperdine Waves Home to BYU Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves battle Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse as the Waves look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The BYU Cougars were listed as -1.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

BYU Cougars vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Pepperdine Waves are 12-7 overall and 8-11 ATS, while the BYU Cougars are 14-6 and 9-7-2 ATS. As for the betting totals, Pepperdine boasts a 8-11 on the OU, and BYU is 12-6.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 110-ranked Pepperdine Waves and the No. 20-rated BYU Cougars in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Pepperdine's No. 157 nationally ranked offense (72.89 points per game) against a BYU Cougars defense that sits as the No. 189 at 74.25 PPG. The Pepperdine Waves have been averaging 44.81% from the field, less than the Cougars have managed so far this season (46.4% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cougars grabbed a 91-80 win over the Lions on Thursday, behind a 24-point effort from Nick Emery at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Lamond Murray Jr. scored 21 points leading the Waves to a 76-58 victory over San Diego at Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • BYU is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of BYU's last 12 games
  • BYU is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Pepperdine is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing BYU
  • Pepperdine is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games when playing BYU

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 28th
Pepperdine at San Diego, Thursday, January 28th