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Gonzaga favored by 22.5 against Pepperdine on Thursday

Pepperdine WavesGonzaga Bulldogs
Jan 5, 9:00 PM | McCarthey Athletic Center

Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Odds

7-6TEAM RECORD11-2

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will hit the floor running against the visiting Pepperdine Waves Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bulldogs sit at 11-2 (7-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Waves are currently 7-6 (5-4-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Gonzaga is 4-8-1 OU, and Pepperdine is 3-7 OU.

View Pepperdine vs Gonzaga Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Pepperdine before tip-off in this one will find them as 22.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 28 and the Waves sitting at No. 155. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-64 result in favor of the Bulldogs.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Gonzaga has the nation's No. 67-rated offensive output, at 74.8 PPG. The visiting Waves defense ranks No. 60 allowing on average 61.5 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pepperdine owns the country's No. 33-rated mark, allowing 62 points per game on the highway. Gonzaga, on the other hand, rates No. 127 in scoring at home.

Pepperdine lost its last outing, a 74-45 result against St. Mary's on December 31. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. Pepperdine was run off the court by the Gaels on Saturday as St. Mary's routed them 74-45 at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Gonzaga won its last outing, a 72-65 result against Xavier on December 31. They covered in that game as a 3-point underdog. Gonzaga got 20 points and 10 rebounds from Sam Dower en route to a 72-65 victory over Xavier on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 1-9
Before playing Portland are 4-6
After playing St. Mary's are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Gonzaga Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Santa Clara are 10-0
After playing Xavier are 2-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Waves at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Pepperdine is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 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
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Pepperdine at Portland, Saturday, January 7
Gonzaga home to Santa Clara, Saturday, January 7

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