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Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves College Basketball Betting Preview

Portland Pilots will go to the free throw line vs Pepperdine Waves on Thursday, hoping to boost its 9-15 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Pepperdine Waves as -11-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Portland Pilots vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Portland Pilots will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 9-12 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Pepperdine Waves are 11-11 ATS. Portland Pilots are 11-9-1 on betting the total; Pepperdine Waves are 10-12.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 117 (Pepperdine) and the No. 198 (Portland) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Pepperdine's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 73.09 PPG, against a Portland Pilots defense rated No. 232 and allowing 78.96 PPG. The Pepperdine Waves FG% has averaged 45.22% to date this season, more than the Portland Pilots shooters have managed so far (42.88% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Alec Wintering chucked in a team-high 31 points for Portland on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 90-84 at Earle A. Chiles Center.

Jett Raines scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Waves to a win (they lost 88-77 to BYU at Marriott Center on Saturday).

Betting Trends
  • Portland is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Portland is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Portland's last 10 games
  • Portland is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Portland at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 6th
Pepperdine at Gonzaga, Sunday, February 7th