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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Portland Pilots Over Pepperdine Waves

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Portland Pilots try to run the Pepperdine Waves off the court at Earle A. Chiles Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Portland Pilots to cover the point spread in this one found them as -8-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Pepperdine Waves vs Portland Pilots Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots bring a 8-5 record (5-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-9 Waves, who are 3-10 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Portland go 5-5-1 so far and the Pepperdine Waves go 8-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Portland Pilots rated this week at No. 146 and the Pepperdine Waves sitting at No. 292.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Portland's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 77.92 PPG, against a Waves defense that ranks No. 247 at 81.08 PPG. The Pilots field goal percentage has averaged 46.12% so far, less than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.73% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Waves were hammered by Gonzaga on Thursday, losing by a 92-62 final at McCarthey Athletic Center in college basketball betting action.

The Pilots grabbed a 80-76 win over the Tigers on Thursday, behind a 26-point effort from Alec Wintering at Spanos Center.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of Pepperdine's last 19 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Portland is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • Portland is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Portland is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
  • Portland is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 5th
Portland at Santa Clara, Thursday, January 5th