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Northern Arizona Lumberjacks vs Pepperdine Waves Preview

Pepperdine WavesNorthern Arizona Lumberjacks
Dec 7, 8:35 PM | Walkup Skydome

Pepperdine Waves vs Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Odds


Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Pepperdine when they take on the Lumberjacks on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Waves will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Lumberjacks are 1-5 ATS. Pepperdine is 1-3 on the totals; Northern Arizona is 2-4.

View Pepperdine vs Northern Arizona Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 235-rated Pepperdine taking on the No. 232-rated Lumberjacks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 62-61 win for the Waves on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Northern Arizona's No. 267-ranked scoring average of 63.6 PPG, against a Waves defense rated No. 123 and allowing 64.1 PPG. The Lumberjacks FG% has averaged 41.7% to date this season, more than the Waves shooters have managed so far (37.5% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pepperdine owns the country's No. 98-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. Northern Arizona, on the other hand, rates No. 183 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pepperdine, they were a 73-67 winner as they battled Hawaii at home. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. Pepperdine got 17 points from Corbin Moore en route to a 73-67 victory over Hawaii on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Last time out for Northern Arizona, they were a 53-39 loser as they battled Arizona on the road. They covered in the match as a 21.5-point underdog. The Lumberjacks endured a 53-39 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Colin Gruber at McKale Center.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing CS Northridge are 4-3
After playing Hawaii are 1-0
After a win are 3-7

Northern Arizona Lumberjacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing CS Bakersfield are 1-0
After playing Arizona are 8-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Waves at Lumberjacks trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games on the road
Northern Arizona is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Northern Arizona is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games

Next up:
Pepperdine home to CS Northridge, Saturday, December 10
Northern Arizona home to CS Bakersfield, Saturday, December 10