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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Long Beach State 49ers Underdogs vs Pepperdine Waves

The Long Beach State 49ers hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Firestone Fieldhouse against the Pepperdine Waves.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pepperdine Waves betting line opened as -2-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

Long Beach State 49ers vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Long Beach State 49ers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 5-5 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Pepperdine Waves are 3-5 ATS. Long Beach State 49ers are 6-4 on betting the total; Pepperdine Waves are 5-3.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 341-ranked Pepperdine Waves and the No. 247-rated Long Beach State 49ers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Long Beach State 49ers rank No. 231 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.09 per game. That compares with Pepperdine’s No. 100 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Pepperdine is college basketball's No. 244-ranked team at 5.29 per game, while the Long Beach State 49ers rate No. 184 with 6.75 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Long Beach State got 25 points from Bryan Alberts but lost anyway, 94-89, to Southern Utah on Wednesday at Centrum Arena-UT.

Pepperdine earned a 70-59 victory over UC Riverside on Tuesday, getting 17 points from Nolan Taylor at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Betting Trends
  • Long Beach State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Long Beach State is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Long Beach State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Long Beach State's last 12 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 7 games
  • Pepperdine is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Long Beach State home to Eastern Michigan, Saturday, December 16th
Pepperdine at Belmont, Saturday, December 16th