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NCAAB Game Preview - Toreros underdogs vs Waves at Pepperdine

San Diego TorerosPepperdine Waves
March 4, 11:30 PM | Orleans Arena

San Diego Toreros vs Pepperdine Waves Odds

6-23TEAM RECORD11-20

A key college battle sees the visiting Toreros travelling to Pepperdine Friday to take on the Waves on Friday.

It's a game in the West Coast Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.

The Waves bring a 11-20 record (15-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-23 Toreros, who are 6-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Pepperdine go 12-10-1 so far and the Toreros go 6-14.

View San Diego vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Pepperdine in this one will find them as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 243-rated Waves and the No. 329-ranked Toreros, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-58 result in favor of the Waves.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 118-rated squad against San Diego's No. 337-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 269 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 273 nationally with 5.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, San Diego owns the country's No. 230-rated mark, allowing 72.9 points per game on the highway. Pepperdine, on the other hand, rates No. 157 in scoring at home.

San Diego was a 68-31 loser in its last match at home against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as underdogs. San Diego was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Saturday as Gonzaga routed them 68-31 at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Pepperdine was a 71-68 loser in its last match on the road against Santa Clara. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. The Waves endured a 71-68 loss at the hands of the Broncos on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Lorne Jackson at Leavey Center.

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Gonzaga are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Santa Clara are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Toreros at Waves trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games when playing San Diego
Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games