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Tulane Green Wave host Pepperdine Waves in college basketball action

Pepperdine WavesTulane Green Wave
Dec 20, 8:00 PM | Fogelman Arena

Pepperdine Waves vs Tulane Green Wave Odds


Tulane looks to cover the Green Wave-Waves pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 8-3 mark when they host Pepperdine in college basketball wagering action.

The Green Wave are 8-3 so far on the season, and 1-3 ATS vs. the number. The Waves, meanwhile, are 7-4 and 6-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Tulane go 3-0 and the Waves go 3-2 on the totals.

View Pepperdine vs Tulane Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Tulane opened as 8-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Green Wave at No. 241 and the Waves at No. 160 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-67 result in favor of the Green Wave.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Tulane's No. 72-rated squad against Pepperdine's No. 109-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Tulane rates No. 257 in the country with 5.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 133 nationally with 6.5 per match.

Defensively, Pepperdine features the nation's No. 104-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.7 points per game. Tulane, meanwhile, comes in at No. 244 nationally in scoring at home.

Pepperdine was a 66-58 winner in its last match on the road against Alabama State. Pepperdine earned a 66-58 victory over Alabama State on Wednesday, getting 11 points from Stacy Davis at Fogelman Arena.

Tulane was a 76-49 winner in its last match at home against Texas-Pan American. The battle between the Green Wave and Broncs didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Texas-Pan American was handed a 76-49 defeat on Wednesday at Fogelman Arena.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing Texas-Pan American are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Waves at Green Wave trends to consider:
Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Pepperdine is 5-13 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Tulane is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Tulane is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Pepperdine home to Fresno Pacific, Friday, December 28
Tulane home to Hofstra, Saturday, December 22