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Loyola Marymount Lions Favored by -2 Point Spread Against the Pepperdine Waves on Thursday

The Pepperdine Waves will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Loyola Marymount Lions at Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Pepperdine Waves as 2-point underdogs on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Loyola Marymount Lions vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves bring a 4-10 record (3-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 7-6 Lions, who are 7-3-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Pepperdine go 8-6 so far and the Loyola Marymount Lions go 4-7.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 310-rated Pepperdine Waves and the No. 163-ranked Loyola Marymount Lions, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pepperdine has the nation's No. 208-rated offensive output, at 70.57 PPG. The visiting Loyola Marymount Lions defense ranks No. 119 allowing on average 70.08 PPG. The Waves FG% has averaged 45.54% so far, less than the Pepperdine Lions marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.45% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Lions got 16 points from Trevor Manuel, but it was BYU that prevailed in a 81-76 final on Saturday at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Pepperdine got 14 points from Lamond Murray Jr. but lost anyway, 73-60, to Portland on Saturday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Betting Trends
  • Loyola Marymount is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Loyola Marymount is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Loyola Marymount is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Loyola Marymount home to Santa Clara, Saturday, January 7th
Pepperdine at San Diego, Saturday, January 7th