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Pepperdine Waves Open as College Basketball Underdog vs St. Mary's Gaels

The Pepperdine Waves will be trying to slam the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday when the teams tip off at Firestone Fieldhouse in college betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Pepperdine Waves were listed as 8.5-point underdogs 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.

St. Mary's Gaels vs Pepperdine Waves Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pepperdine Waves sit at 9-6 (5-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the St. Mary's Gaels are currently 14-1 (12-0 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Pepperdine is 6-9 OU, and St. Mary's is 5-7 OU.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pepperdine Waves at No. 137 and the St. Mary's Gaels at No. 3 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pepperdine's No. 154-rated squad against St. Mary's's No. 128-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pepperdine rates No. 229 in the country with 5.33 per game, while their foes tonight, the St. Mary's Gaels rank No. 9 nationally with 10.2 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Gaels blew out Loyola Marymount on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 73-48 win at Albert Gersten Pavilion.

Pepperdine got 31 points from Lamond Murray Jr. en route to a 81-76 victory over Pacific on Thursday at Firestone Fieldhouse.

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

Next Betting Matchups

St. Mary's home to Pacific, Thursday, January 14th
Pepperdine at Santa Clara, Thursday, January 14th