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NCAA hoops odds preview - Central Michigan vs. Pepperdine

Central Michigan ChippewasPepperdine Waves
Nov 21, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

Central Michigan Chippewas vs Pepperdine Waves Odds


The visiting Chippewas hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Firestone Fieldhouse against the Pepperdine Waves.

The Waves bring a 2-1 record (1-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 1-1 Chippewas, who are 0-0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pepperdine go 0-1 so far and the Chippewas go 1-0.

View Central Michigan vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Pepperdine in this one will find them as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 171 (Waves) and the No. 54 (Chippewas) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-68 result in favor of the Waves has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pepperdine's No. 233-ranked scoring average of 65 PPG, against a Chippewas defense rated No. 205 and allowing 68.5 PPG. The Waves FG% has averaged 40.8% to date this season, more than the Chippewas shooters have managed so far (36.2% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Central Michigan owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Pepperdine, on the other hand, rates No. 289 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Central Michigan, they were a 77-75 loser as they battled Charlotte at home. They earned a push in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Chippewas got a 22-point effort from Trey Zeigler, who added 15 rebounds, but Charlotte still managed to defeat Central Michigan 77-75 Tuesday at McGuirk Arena.

In their last action, Pepperdine was a 79-70 loser on the road against CS Bakersfield. Pepperdine got 16 points from Nikolas Skouen but lost anyway, 79-70, to CS Bakersfield on Saturday at Rabobank Arena.

Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Monday are 1-9
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 1-0
After playing CS Bakersfield are 2-2
After a loss are 5-5

A few Chippewas at Waves trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Central Michigan's last 14 games on the road
Central Michigan is 2-6-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Central Michigan is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Pepperdine is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Central Michigan at New Mexico State, Thursday, November 24
Pepperdine at Texas-San Antonio, Saturday, November 26