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NCAA Basketball Odds: Santa Clara Broncos vs Pepperdine Waves

The Pepperdine Waves will be trying to slam the Santa Clara Broncos on Saturday when the teams tip off at Firestone Fieldhouse in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Santa Clara Broncos were listed as -2.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Santa Clara Broncos vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Pepperdine Waves battles the Santa Clara Broncos, currently sitting with a 9-9 mark (7-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 11-6 for the Pepperdine Waves and 5-10-1 for the Santa Clara Broncos.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 292-ranked Pepperdine Waves and the No. 68-rated Santa Clara Broncos in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Santa Clara is ranked No. 256 in NCAA basketball at 31.28 per game. Contrast that with Pepperdine's No. 220 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pepperdine is the No. 236-ranked team in the country at 5.76 per game, while Santa Clara rates No. 29 at 9.39 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Santa Clara got 20 points from Jared Brownridge en route to a 59-57 victory over San Diego on Thursday at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Pepperdine suffered a 79-74 loss against Pacific on Thursday, getting 23 points from Lamond Murray Jr. in a losing effort at Spanos Center.

Betting Trends
  • Santa Clara is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Santa Clara's last 5 games
  • Santa Clara is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Santa Clara is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 5-16 ATS in its last 21 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Santa Clara home to Gonzaga, Thursday, January 19th
Pepperdine at BYU, Thursday, January 19th