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College Basketball Matchup - Pepperdine Waves Loyola Marymount Lions Odds Preview

Loyola Marymount LionsPepperdine Waves
11-11February 01, 2014, 06:00 | Firestone Fieldhouse12-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Loyola Marymount when they take on the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Waves currently sports a 12-10 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-6 ATS. The Lions are 11-11 and 8-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Waves produce a 9-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Lions have gone 10-10 against the number.

View Loyola Marymount Lions vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.

The Lions were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 151 (Waves) and the No. 292 (Lions) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Pepperdine was a 76-66 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Pacific. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Waves got 12 points from Malcolm Brooks, but it was Pacific that prevailed in a 76-66 final on Saturday at Spanos Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pepperdine's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (71.68 points per game) against a Lions defense that sits as the No. 246 at 77.95 PPG. The Waves have been averaging 46.27% from the field, more than the Lions have managed so far this season (44.62% on average).

A few Lions at Waves trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games
Loyola Marymount is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Pepperdine is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Pepperdine is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pepperdine's last 9 games
Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Loyola Marymount home to St. Mary's, Thursday, February 6th
Pepperdine at Pacific, Thursday, February 6th