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Pepperdine Waves vs Santa Clara Broncos College Basketball Betting Preview

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Waves of Pepperdine hit the hard court against the Broncos of Santa Clara.

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 Santa Clara Broncos Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Pepperdine Waves have watched them go 10-6 and 6-10 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Santa Clara Broncos are at 6-12 and 8-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Santa Clara Broncos are 11-7, while the Pepperdine Waves have a 6-10 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 217-rated Santa Clara Broncos and the No. 131-ranked Pepperdine Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Pepperdine is ranked No. 151 in NCAA basketball at 36.81 per game. Contrast that with Santa Clara's No. 210 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Santa Clara is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 7.22 per game, while Pepperdine rates No. 238 at 5.12 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jett Raines scored 24 points leading the Waves to a 67-64 victory over St. Mary's at Firestone Fieldhouse on Saturday.

The Broncos grabbed a 65-53 win over the Toreros on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Nate Kratch at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
  • Pepperdine is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Santa Clara is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Santa Clara's last 7 games
  • Santa Clara is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine at San Francisco, Saturday, January 16th
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 16th