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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors St. Mary's Gaels in Battle with Pepperdine Waves

Pepperdine Waves will go to the free throw line vs St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday, hoping to boost its 14-10 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the St. Mary's Gaels betting line as -12-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The St. Mary's Gaels sit at 19-3 (13-6 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Pepperdine Waves are currently 14-10 (12-12 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? St. Mary's is 7-12 OU, and Pepperdine is 10-14 OU.

This game puts the St. Mary's Gaels, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pepperdine Waves, who rate No. 103 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Mary's's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 76.41 PPG, against a Waves defense that ranks No. 106 at 69.46 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 51.42% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.78% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pepperdine got 26 points from Stacy Davis on the way to a 69-66 loss against Gonzaga on Sunday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

The Gaels grabbed a 60-43 win over the Toreros on Saturday, behind a 13-point effort from Joe Rahon at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Pepperdine is 12-6 SU in its last 18 games
  • Pepperdine is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pepperdine's last 7 games on the road
  • St. Mary's is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • St. Mary's is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Mary's's last 5 games
  • St. Mary's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine at Pacific, Saturday, February 13th
St. Mary's at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 13th