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Portland Pilots home to Waves in NCAAB betting action

Pepperdine WavesPortland Pilots
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Chiles Center

Pepperdine Waves vs Portland Pilots Odds


The visiting Waves hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Chiles Center against the Portland Pilots.

The Pilots currently sports a 4-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-10 ATS. The Waves are 7-7 and 5-5-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pilots produce a 9-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Waves have gone 3-8 against the number.

View Pepperdine vs Portland Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Pilots installed as 4.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pilots sit at No. 318 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Waves sit at No. 155 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Waves will win this game 64-54.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Portland has the nation's No. 231-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Waves defense ranks No. 75 allowing on average 62.4 PPG. The Pilots FG% has averaged 41.6% so far, more than the Waves marksmen have achieved on the year, 39% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pepperdine owns the country's No. 53-rated mark, allowing 63.6 points per game on the highway. Portland, on the other hand, rates No. 217 in scoring at home.

Pepperdine was a 73-45 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 21–point spread as underdogs. Pepperdine was run off the court by the Bulldogs on Thursday as Gonzaga routed them 73-45 at McCarthey Athletic Center.

Last time out for Portland, they were an 84-74 winner as they battled Santa Clara at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. Portland earned an 84-74 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday, getting 19 points from Ryan Nicholas at Chiles Center.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Loyola Marymount are 1-9
After playing Gonzaga are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

Portland Pilots Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing San Francisco are 3-7
After playing Santa Clara are 7-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Waves at Pilots trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Pepperdine is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Pepperdine is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Portland
Pepperdine is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Portland
Portland is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
Portland is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Portland's last 6 games when playing at home against Pepperdine
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Portland's last 5 games

Next up:
Pepperdine home to Loyola Marymount, Thursday, January 12
Portland at San Francisco, Thursday, January 12