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Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs in college hoops odds

Gonzaga BulldogsPepperdine Waves
14-3January 16, 2014, 10:00 | Firestone Fieldhouse11-7

The Gonzaga Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Waves in Pepperdine at Firestone Fieldhouse on Thursday in college basketball action.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 7-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Waves are 11-4 ATS. Gonzaga is 8-7 against the total, while Pepperdine is 8-7 versus the number.

View Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves Odds and Stats.

The Bulldogs were listed as -8.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Waves - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bulldogs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Pepperdine is rated No. 162 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Gonzaga is at No. 24.

Gonzaga was an 82-73 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Portland. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. Gonzaga got 14 points from Sam Dower but lost anyway, 82-73, to Portland on Thursday at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Pepperdine was a 69-65 winner in its last match on the road against San Diego. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Stacy Davis scored 28 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Pepperdine on Saturday, leading the Waves to a 69-65 victory over San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pepperdine's No. 144 nationally ranked offense (72.67 points per game) against a Bulldogs defense that sits as the No. 84 at 67.53 PPG. The Waves have been averaging 47.28% from the field, less than the Bulldogs have managed so far this season (51.55% on average).

A few Bulldogs at Waves trends to consider:
Gonzaga is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Gonzaga's last 7 games
Gonzaga is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Gonzaga is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Pepperdine is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Pepperdine is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Gonzaga at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, January 18th
Pepperdine at Portland, Saturday, January 18th