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College basketball point spread favors Waves in battle with Tigers

Pacific TigersPepperdine Waves
12-9February 06, 2014, 10:00 | Firestone Fieldhouse13-10

Pepperdine looks to cover the Waves-Tigers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 13-10 mark when they host Pacific in college basketball wagering action.

The Waves bring a 13-10 record (14-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-9 Tigers, who are 13-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pepperdine go 9-10-1 so far and the Tigers go 14-5.

View Pacific Tigers vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Waves installed as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Waves rated this week at No. 154 and the Tigers sitting at No. 173.

Pacific was an 84-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against San Diego. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers grabbed an 84-67 win over the Toreros on Saturday, behind a 16-point effort from Andrew Bock at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Last time out for Pepperdine, they were an 80-69 winner as they battled Loyola Marymount at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Pepperdine earned an 80-69 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, getting 16 points from Malcolm Brooks at Firestone Fieldhouse.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 140-rated squad against Pacific's No. 144-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 109 in the country with 6.39 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 115 nationally with 6.33 per match.

Next up:
Pacific at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 8th
Pepperdine at St. Mary's, Saturday, February 8th