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Pepperdine Waves take on Cougars in NCAA Basketball Betting

Pepperdine Waves


BYU Cougars
Thursday, January 08, 2015 11:00 PM ET
Marriott Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the BYU Cougars try to run the Pepperdine Waves off the court at Marriott Center in college hoops action.

Pepperdine Waves vs BYU Cougars Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the BYU Cougars betting line as -14.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Pepperdine Waves vs BYU Cougars Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The BYU Cougars are 13-4 so far on the season, and 7-9 ATS vs the number. The Pepperdine Waves, meanwhile, are 9-5 and 9-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen BYU go 8-3-1 and the Pepperdine Waves go 3-5 on betting totals.

This game puts the BYU Cougars, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pepperdine Waves, who rate No. 113 in the latest survey.

How Pepperdine Waves vs BYU Cougars Stats Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and BYU has the nation's No. 1-rated offensive output, at 88.29 PPG. The visiting Pepperdine Waves defense ranks No. 81 allowing on average 62 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 47.61% so far, more than the BYU Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.45% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Waves got 21 points from Stacy Davis as Pepperdine ran past Pacific 71-61 on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

The battle between the Cougars and Dons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as San Francisco was handed a 99-68 defeat on Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.

Pepperdine Waves vs BYU Cougars Betting Odds Trends

Pepperdine is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pepperdine is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing BYU
Pepperdine is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing BYU
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing BYU
BYU is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
BYU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
BYU is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
BYU is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine at San Diego, Saturday, January 10th
BYU at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 10th