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Pepperdine Waves home to Lions in NCAAB betting action

Loyola Marymount LionsPepperdine Waves
Jan 12, 10:00 PM | Firestone Fieldhouse

Loyola Marymount Lions vs Pepperdine Waves Odds


Pepperdine will look to improve on its 7-8 record on Thursday when they host Loyola Marymount in NCAAB odds action at Firestone Fieldhouse.

The Waves are 7-8 so far on the season, and 5-6-1 ATS vs. the number. The Lions, meanwhile, are 9-7 and 7-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pepperdine go 3-9 and the Lions go 8-5 on the totals.

View Loyola Marymount vs Pepperdine Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Waves in this one, they're listed as 1-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Waves, most recently No. 157 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Lions, who rate No. 70 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 68-62 victory for the Lions.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Pepperdine's No. 328-ranked scoring average of 58.5 PPG, against a Lions defense rated No. 209 and allowing 68.6 PPG. The Waves FG% has averaged 38.4% to date this season, less than the Lions shooters have managed so far (42.3% per game).

Defensively, Loyola Marymount features the nation's No. 171-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.7 points per game. Pepperdine, meanwhile, comes in at No. 317 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Loyola Marymount was a 79-68 winner on the road against San Diego. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites. Loyola Marymount got 20 points from Drew Viney en route to a 79-68 victory over San Diego on Saturday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Pepperdine lost its last outing, a 53-43 result against Portland on January 7. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point underdog. Taylor Darby scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Waves to a win (they lost 53-43 to Portland at Chiles Center on Saturday).

Loyola Marymount Lions Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Gonzaga are 2-8
After playing San Diego are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing San Francisco are 2-8
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

A few Lions at Waves trends to consider:
Loyola Marymount is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Loyola Marymount is 1-13 ATS in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Loyola Marymount is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Pepperdine is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Loyola Marymount
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
Pepperdine is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games when playing Loyola Marymount
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games when playing Loyola Marymount

Next up:
Loyola Marymount home to Gonzaga, Saturday, January 14
Pepperdine at San Francisco, Saturday, January 14