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Pepperdine Waves Home to San Francisco Dons in NCAA Basketball Betting

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Firestone Fieldhouse Thursday as the Pepperdine Waves look to beat the odds vs the San Francisco Dons in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pepperdine Waves were listed as -10.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

San Francisco Dons vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves sport a record of 16-10 and 13-13 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the San Francisco Dons have 14-11 and 11-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-16 for the Pepperdine Waves and 10-12 for the San Francisco Dons.

The Pepperdine Waves sit at No. 99 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Dons sit at No. 218 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pepperdine has the nation's No. 158-rated offensive output, at 72.23 PPG. The visiting San Francisco Dons defense ranks No. 228 allowing on average 77.48 PPG. The Waves FG% has averaged 44.69% so far, more than the Pepperdine Dons marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.02% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tim Derksen scored 18 points leading the Dons to a 68-51 victory over San Diego at War Memorial Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Waves got 20 points from Lamond Murray Jr. as Pepperdine ran past Pacific 65-63 on Saturday at Spanos Center.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • San Francisco is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • San Francisco is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of San Francisco's last 8 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Pepperdine is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Loyola Marymount, Saturday, February 20th
Pepperdine at Santa Clara, Saturday, February 20th