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Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

College basketball betting interest will be high on Wednesday when the Waves of Pepperdine hit the hard court against the Pilots of Portland.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Pepperdine Waves in this one, their betting line was listed as -2-point favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Pepperdine Waves vs Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 7-7 and 5-6 ATS Portland Pilots will face the 7-5 Pepperdine Waves, who own a 5-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Portland Pilots are 4-6-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Pepperdine Waves are 4-8.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 233-ranked Portland Pilots and the No. 106-rated Pepperdine Waves in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Pepperdine is ranked No. 170 in NCAA basketball at 36.75 per game. Contrast that with Portland's No. 98 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Portland is the No. 17-ranked team in the country at 10 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 209 at 5.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pepperdine was crushed on Monday, getting blown out by Gonzaga and falling by a 99-73 score at McCarthey Athletic Center.

The battle between the Pilots and Lions didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Loyola Marymount was handed a 87-60 defeat on Monday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pepperdine's last 10 games
  • Pepperdine is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Portland is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pepperdine
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing Pepperdine
  • Portland is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
  • Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pepperdine

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine home to Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 2nd
Portland at San Francisco, Thursday, December 31st