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Pepperdine Waves Face the BYU Cougars: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Pepperdine Waves will go to the free throw line vs BYU Cougars on Thursday, hoping to boost its 5-13 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Pepperdine Waves before tip-off in this one found them as 20-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Pepperdine Waves vs BYU Cougars Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves will look to cover the spread vs the BYU Cougars on Thursday, as the Waves are 5-13 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cougars are 7-9 ATS. Pepperdine is 12-6 against the total, while BYU is 6-9-1 versus the total betting line.

The Cougars - Waves odds would favor the Cougars if the lines were set according to our power ranks. BYU is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pepperdine is at No. 292.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features BYU's No. 20-ranked scoring average of 83.42 PPG, against a Pepperdine Waves defense rated No. 242 and allowing 79.28 PPG. The BYU Cougars FG% has averaged 46.56% to date this season, more than the Pepperdine Waves shooters have managed so far (46.07% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pepperdine got 32 points from Lamond Murray Jr. en route to a 75-61 loss at the hands of Pepperdine on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

TJ Haws scored 27 points for BYU on Saturday, but the Toreros managed a 88-75 victory over the Cougars at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 5-17 ATS in its last 22 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
  • Pepperdine is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • BYU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • BYU is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games
  • BYU is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine at St. Mary's, Saturday, January 21st
BYU at Pacific, Saturday, January 21st