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NCAA hoops odds preview - Pepperdine vs. Loyola Marymount

Pepperdine WavesLoyola Marymount Lions
Feb 2, 10:30 PM | Gersten Pavilion

Pepperdine Waves vs Loyola Marymount Lions Odds


Pepperdine travels to Loyola Marymount on Thursday, hoping to boost its 8-13 record with a victory over the Lions.

Loyola Marymount will face the 8-13 Waves, who own a 8-9-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Lions are 9-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Waves are 7-11 favoring the OVER.

View Pepperdine vs Loyola Marymount Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Lions - Waves odds would favor the Lions if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Loyola Marymount is rated No. 56 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pepperdine is at No. 188. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 68-60 win for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Waves is ranked No. 111 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Loyola Marymount’s No. 107 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Loyola Marymount is the No. 144-ranked team in the country at 6.5 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 281 at 5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pepperdine owns the country's No. 45-rated mark, allowing 63.8 points per game on the highway. Loyola Marymount, on the other hand, rates No. 194 in scoring at home.

Pepperdine was a 74-62 winner in their most recent outing at home against Santa Clara. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Pepperdine earned a 74-62 victory over Santa Clara on Saturday, getting 15 points from Jordan Baker at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Loyola Marymount won its last outing, a 62-59 result against Portland on January 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. The Lions grabbed a 62-59 win over the Pilots on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jarred DuBois at Gersten Pavilion.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Gonzaga are 2-8
After playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing Portland are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Waves at Lions trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pepperdine's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against Loyola Marymount
Pepperdine is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Loyola Marymount's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Loyola Marymount's last 6 games when playing Pepperdine
Loyola Marymount is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Loyola Marymount is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Pepperdine home to Gonzaga, Saturday, February 4
Loyola Marymount home to San Francisco, Saturday, February 4