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NCAAB Game Preview - Waves underdogs vs Dons at San Francisco

Pepperdine WavesSan Francisco Dons
Feb 24, 10:00 PM | War Memorial Gymnasium

Pepperdine Waves vs San Francisco Dons Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD14-13

A key college battle sees the visiting Waves travelling to San Francisco Thursday to take on the Dons on Thursday.

San Francisco battles the Waves, currently sitting with a 11-18 mark (13-10 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-11 for the Dons and 11-9-1 for the Waves.

View Pepperdine vs San Francisco Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Dons as 8.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 96 (Dons) and the No. 271 (Waves) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 69-65 result in favor of the Dons has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up San Francisco's No. 202 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Waves defense that sits as the No. 299 at 73.6 PPG. The Dons have been averaging 43.7% from the field, more than the Waves have managed so far this season (42.7% on average).

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 264-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.6 points per game. San Francisco, meanwhile, comes in at No. 146 nationally in scoring at home.

Pepperdine lost its last outing, an 82-79 result against Loyola Marymount on February 16. They covered in that game as a 6-point underdog. Pepperdine got 29 points from Mychel Thompson on the way to an 82-79 loss against Loyola Marymount on Wednesday at Gersten Pavilion.

San Francisco was a 70-53 loser in its last match on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 15.5–point spread as underdogs. The Dons endured a 70-53 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Michael Williams at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Santa Clara are 6-4
After playing Loyola Marymount are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

San Francisco Dons Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 7-3
After playing Gonzaga are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Waves at Dons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pepperdine is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against San Francisco
Pepperdine is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
San Francisco is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
San Francisco is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of San Francisco's last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
San Francisco is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Pepperdine at Santa Clara, Saturday, February 26
San Francisco home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 26