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NCAA hoops odds preview - Pepperdine vs. San Francisco

Pepperdine WavesSan Francisco Dons
10-5January 04, 2014, 04:00 | War Memorial Gymnasium9-6

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the San Francisco Dons try to run the Pepperdine Waves off the court at War Memorial Gymnasium in college hoops action.

San Francisco battles the Waves, currently sitting with a 10-5 mark (9-3 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Dons and 7-5 for the Waves.

View Pepperdine Waves vs San Francisco Dons Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Pepperdine before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Dons sit at No. 177 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Waves sit at No. 201 on the same chart.

Last time out for Pepperdine, they were a 70-61 winner as they battled Santa Clara on the road. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. Santa Clara was victimized for 26 points and 17 rebounds by Brendan Lane as the Waves bested the Broncos 70-61 in college basketball action on Thursday.

San Francisco won its last outing, a 75-61 result against Loyola Marymount on January 2. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. Cole Dickerson scored 20 points leading the Dons to a 75-61 victory over Loyola Marymount at War Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Francisco's No. 51-ranked scoring average of 78.73 PPG, against a Waves defense rated No. 149 and allowing 70.33 PPG. The Dons FG% has averaged 49.23% to date this season, more than the Waves shooters have managed so far (48.23% per game).

A few Waves at Dons trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Pepperdine is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing San Francisco
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 7 games when playing San Francisco
San Francisco is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
San Francisco is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 7 games when playing Pepperdine

Next up:
Pepperdine at BYU, Thursday, January 9th
San Francisco at Pacific, Thursday, January 9th