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College Basketball Matchup - Portland Pilots Pepperdine Waves Odds Preview

Pepperdine WavesPortland Pilots
14-12February 15, 2014, 04:00 | Earle A. Chiles Center14-11

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

This season, the Pilots are 14-11 overall and 16-8-1 ATS, while the Waves are 14-12 and 16-7 ATS. As for the totals, Portland boasts a 11-14 on the OU, and Pepperdine is 11-11-1.

View Pepperdine Waves vs Portland Pilots Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Portland Pilots as -3.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 144-rated Pilots and the No. 192-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

In their last action, Pepperdine was an 83-68 loser on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. Stacy Davis scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Waves to a win (they lost 83-68 to Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday).

Portland was a 71-64 winner in its last match at home against Loyola Marymount. They earned a push of the 7-point spread as favorites. Portland earned a 71-64 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday, getting 16 points from Ryan Nicholas at Earle A. Chiles Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Portland's No. 39 nationally ranked offense (77.28 points per game) against a Waves defense that sits as the No. 174 at 71.58 PPG. The Pilots have been averaging 45.84% from the field, less than the Waves have managed so far this season (46.31% on average).

A few Waves at Pilots trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Pepperdine is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Pepperdine is 14-5 ATS in its last 19 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games
Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 7 games at home
Portland is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Pepperdine

Next up:
Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount, Thursday, February 20th
Portland at San Diego, Thursday, February 20th