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Pepperdine Waves face San Diego Toreros: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Pepperdine WavesSan Diego Toreros
10-7January 11, 2014, 09:00 | Jenny Craig Pavilion10-7

Jenny Craig Pavilion features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host San Diego Toreros and the visiting Pepperdine Waves in college hoops action on Saturday.

San Diego battles the Waves, currently sitting with a 10-7 mark (10-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-5 for the Toreros and 7-7 for the Waves.

View Pepperdine Waves vs San Diego Toreros Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the San Diego Toreros as -6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Toreros, most recently No. 206 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Waves, who rate No. 200 in the latest survey.

Pepperdine was an 84-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against BYU. They covered the 15.5-point spread as underdogs. Stacy Davis scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Waves to a win (they lost 84-72 to BYU at Marriott Center on Thursday).

San Diego was a 74-67 winner in its last match at home against Loyola Marymount. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Duda Sanadze scored 22 points leading the Toreros to a 74-67 victory over Loyola Marymount at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and San Diego has the nation's No. 203-rated offensive output, at 69.18 PPG. The visiting Waves defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 71.47 PPG. The Toreros FG% has averaged 44.47% so far, less than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.46% per game.

A few Waves at Toreros trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Pepperdine is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
Pepperdine is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
San Diego is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
San Diego is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
San Diego is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
San Diego is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Pepperdine

Next up:
Pepperdine home to Gonzaga, Thursday, January 16th
San Diego at Santa Clara, Thursday, January 16th