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Pepperdine Waves visit Santa Clara Broncos in NCAAB hoops battle

Pepperdine WavesSanta Clara Broncos
Feb 23, 10:00 PM | Leavey Center

Pepperdine Waves vs Santa Clara Broncos Odds

9-18TEAM RECORD8-19

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Leavey Center Thursday as host Santa Clara looks to handle the Pepperdine Waves in NCAAB action.

The Broncos sit at 8-19 (8-16 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Waves are currently 9-18 (10-12-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Santa Clara is 13-11 OU, and Pepperdine is 11-12 OU.

View Pepperdine vs Santa Clara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Waves listed as 4-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 293-rated Broncos and the No. 239-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 62-61 result in favor of the Broncos.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Santa Clara's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Waves defense that ranks No. 142 at 65.9 PPG. The Broncos field goal percentage has averaged 41.5% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 39.5% per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.9 points per game. Santa Clara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 124 nationally in scoring at home.

Pepperdine won its last outing, a 70-65 result against Portland on February 18. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Pepperdine got 17 points from Taylor Darby en route to a 70-65 victory over Portland on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Santa Clara was an 82-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against BYU. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Niyi Harrison scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Broncos to a win (they lost 82-67 to BYU at Leavey Center on Saturday).

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Portland are 3-7
After a win are 2-8

Santa Clara Broncos Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 4-6
After playing BYU are 0-3
After a loss are 0-10

A few Waves at Broncos trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Santa Clara
Santa Clara is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Santa Clara's last 8 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Santa Clara's last 6 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games

Next up:
Santa Clara at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 25

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