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St. Mary's Gaels Favored by -24.5 Point Spread Against the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday

The St. Mary's Gaels will be trying to slam the Pepperdine Waves on Saturday when the teams tip off at McKeon Pavilion in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Pepperdine Waves before tip-off in this one found them as 24.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Pepperdine Waves vs St. Mary's Gaels Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 16-2 and 9-7-1 ATS St. Mary's Gaels will face the 5-14 Pepperdine Waves, who own a 5-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the St. Mary's Gaels are 5-12 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Pepperdine Waves are 13-6.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 8 (St. Mary's) and the No. 326 (Pepperdine) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits St. Mary's's No. 178-ranked offense, averaging 72.44 PPG, against a Waves defense that ranks No. 248 at 80.32 PPG. The Gaels field goal percentage has averaged 49.22% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.74% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pepperdine was run off the court by the Cougars on Thursday as BYU routed them 99-70 at Marriott Center.

The Gaels got 17 points from Calvin Hermanson as Saint Mary's-California ran past Pacific 62-50 on Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Saint Mary's-California is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Mary's-California's last 5 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine home to Portland, Thursday, January 26th
St. Mary's at San Francisco, Thursday, January 26th