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Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Odds and Trends

Firestone Fieldhouse will host Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Pepperdine Waves in this one found them listed as 20-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Bulldogs was expected to move the line.

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pepperdine Waves battles the Gonzaga Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 12-3 mark (7-7 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 6-7 for the Pepperdine Waves and 10-4 for the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

This game puts the Pepperdine Waves, most recently No. 291 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gonzaga Bulldogs, who rate No. 9 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Pepperdine's No. 163-ranked scoring average of 73.5 PPG, against a Gonzaga Bulldogs defense rated No. 141 and allowing 71.4 PPG. The Pepperdine Waves FG% has averaged 45.88% to date this season, less than the Gonzaga Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (50.63% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs blew out Santa Clara on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 101-52 win at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Pepperdine suffered a 74-66 loss against San Diego on Saturday, getting 16 points from Colbey Ross in a losing effort at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Gonzaga is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Gonzaga's last 8 games
  • Gonzaga is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Pepperdine is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 6th
Pepperdine at San Francisco, Saturday, January 6th