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Pepperdine Waves vs Wolverines College Hoops Game Preview

Pepperdine WavesUtah Valley Wolverines
Dec 1, 9:05 PM | UCCU Center

Pepperdine Waves vs Utah Valley Wolverines Odds


Utah Valley looks to cover the Wolverines-Waves pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 3-5 mark when they host Pepperdine in college basketball wagering action.

The Waves will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Wolverines are 0-0 ATS. Pepperdine is 2-0 on the totals; Utah Valley is 0-0.

View Pepperdine vs Utah Valley Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wolverines sit at No. 306 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Waves sit at No. 86 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Waves will win this game 68-61.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Waves rank No. 114 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Utah Valley’s No. 301 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Utah Valley is college basketball's No. 226-ranked team at 5.5 per game, while the Waves rate No. 177 with 6 per game.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 174-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Utah Valley, meanwhile, comes in at No. 11 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Pepperdine, they were a 76-66 winner as they battled Montana State on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point favorite. The Waves got a 22-point performance from Stacy Davis, who added 11 rebounds, as Pepperdine ran past Montana State 76-66 on Thursday at Worthington Arena.

In their last action, Utah Valley was a 70-52 loser on the road against North Carolina Central. The Wolverines endured a 70-52 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Tuesday, despite a 12-point effort from Ben Aird at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
After playing Montana State are 0-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Waves at Wolverines trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 3-12 SU in its last 15 games on the road

Next up:
Pepperdine home to UC Riverside, Wednesday, December 5
Utah Valley at Weber State, Wednesday, December 5