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USC Trojans vs Pepperdine Waves Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

The USC Trojans host Pepperdine on Sunday, looking to build on their 8-0 mark against the 4-5 Waves in college basketball betting action at Galen Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pepperdine Waves opened as 20-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Pepperdine Waves vs USC Trojans Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The USC Trojans are 8-0 so far on the season, and 6-1 ATS vs the number. The Pepperdine Waves, meanwhile, are 4-5 and 2-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen USC go 3-4 and the Pepperdine Waves go 6-3 on betting totals.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the USC Trojans at No. 19 and the Pepperdine Waves at No. 274 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pepperdine Waves rank No. 150 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 36.71 per game. That compares with USC’s No. 32 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where USC is college basketball's No. 81-ranked team at 8.38 per game, while the Pepperdine Waves rate No. 216 with 6.11 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pepperdine got 16 points from Lamond Murray Jr. but lost anyway, 75-66, to Long Beach State on Wednesday at The Walter Pyramid.

The Trojans got 24 points from Jordan McLaughlin as USC ran past BYU 91-84 on Saturday at Galen Center.

Betting Trends
  • Pepperdine is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pepperdine's last 15 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • USC is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • USC is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pepperdine at Louisiana-Lafayette, Tuesday, December 20th
USC at Troy, Saturday, December 17th