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Gonzaga Bulldogs battle vs Pepperdine Waves highlights college basketball odds menu

Pepperdine WavesGonzaga Bulldogs
Feb 7, 11:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

10-12TEAM RECORD21-2

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will be trying to slam the Pepperdine Waves on Thursday when the teams tip off at McCarthey Athletic Center in college betting action.

This season, the Bulldogs are 21-2 overall and 11-9-1 ATS ATS, while the Waves are 10-12 and 11-6-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Gonzaga boasts a 8-11 on the OU, and Pepperdine is 8-7.

View Pepperdine vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Gonzaga opened as 22.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Waves, who rate No. 219 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-65 victory for the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Waves rank No. 187 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.5 per game. That compares with Gonzaga’s No. 108 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Gonzaga is college basketball's No. 157-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Waves rate No. 228 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 139-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Gonzaga, meanwhile, comes in at No. 20 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pepperdine, they were an 86-78 loser as they battled San Francisco at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Pepperdine got 20 points from Lorne Jackson but lost anyway, 86-78, to San Francisco on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Gonzaga won its last outing, a 65-63 result against San Diego on February 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 15-point favorite. Gonzaga earned a 65-63 victory over San Diego on Saturday, getting 18 points from Elias Harris at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Portland are 3-7
After playing San Francisco are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 8-2
After playing San Diego are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Waves at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Pepperdine is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine

Next up:
Pepperdine at Portland, Saturday, February 9
Gonzaga home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 9