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St. Mary's Gaels vs Pepperdine Waves College Basketball Betting Preview

The college basketball betting odds menu features a clash between Pepperdine and St. Mary's on Thursday, with the host Waves trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread line.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the St. Mary's Gaels before tip-off in this one found them as -19-point favorites over at Bovada earlier.

St. Mary's Gaels vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves sit at 9-19 (10-18 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the St. Mary's Gaels are currently 24-3 (14-11-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Pepperdine is 18-10 OU, and St. Mary's is 10-16 OU.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 331-rated Pepperdine Waves and the No. 4-ranked St. Mary's Gaels, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and St. Mary's is ranked No. 165 in NCAA basketball at 35.41 per game. Contrast that with Pepperdine's No. 228 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pepperdine is the No. 236-ranked team in the country at 5.75 per game, while St. Mary's rates No. 60 at 8.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Saint Mary's-California is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Saint Mary's-California is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Saint Mary's-California is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Saint Mary's-California's last 19 games on the road
  • Pepperdine is 8-15 ATS in its last 23 games
  • Pepperdine is 5-18 SU in its last 23 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 5 games
  • Pepperdine is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

St. Mary's home to Santa Clara, Saturday, February 25th
Pepperdine at San Francisco, Saturday, February 25th