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Pepperdine Waves Visit Gonzaga Bulldogs in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

The Gonzaga Bulldogs host Pepperdine on Thursday, looking to build on their 12-0 mark against the 4-8 Waves in college basketball betting action at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pepperdine Waves were listed as 27.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves will look to cover the spread vs the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, as the Waves are 3-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bulldogs are 8-3 ATS. Pepperdine is 7-5 against the total, while Gonzaga is 6-5 versus the total betting line.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 292-rated Pepperdine Waves taking on the No. 24-rated Gonzaga Bulldogs in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Pepperdine is ranked No. 169 in NCAA basketball at 36.33 per game. Contrast that with Gonzaga's No. 14 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Gonzaga is the No. 80-ranked team in the country at 8.33 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 227 at 6 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Lamond Murray Jr. scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Waves to a win (they lost 71-70 to Montana at Dahlberg Arena on Thursday).

The Bulldogs blew out South Dakota on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 102-65 win at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 12 of Pepperdine's last 18 games
  • Pepperdine is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine at Portland, Saturday, December 31st
Gonzaga at Pacific, Saturday, December 31st