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West Coast Tournament - San Diego Toreros vs Pepperdine Waves Preview

Pepperdine WavesSan Diego Toreros
March 7, 11:30 PM | Orleans Arena

Pepperdine Waves vs San Diego Toreros Odds

12-17TEAM RECORD14-17

Pepperdine travels to San Diego on Thursday, hoping to boost its 12-17 record with a victory over the Toreros.

It's a game in the West Coast Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Orleans Arena.

Supporters of the Waves have watched them go 12-17 and 14-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Toreros are at 14-17 and 15-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Toreros are 9-11, while the Waves have a 12-10 mark.

View Pepperdine vs San Diego Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Toreros installed as 5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 235-rated Toreros and the No. 255-ranked Waves, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 64-61 result in favor of the Toreros.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features San Diego's No. 239-ranked scoring average of 65 PPG, against a Waves defense rated No. 202 and allowing 67.6 PPG. The Toreros FG% has averaged 43.6% to date this season, more than the Waves shooters have managed so far (43.4% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Pepperdine owns the country's No. 159-rated mark, allowing 69.1 points per game on the highway. San Diego, on the other hand, rates No. 194 in scoring at home.

Pepperdine lost its last outing, a 76-69 result against San Diego on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. The Waves endured a 76-69 loss at the hands of the Toreros on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Lorne Jackson at Jenny Craig Pavilion.

In their last action, San Diego was a 76-69 winner at home against Pepperdine. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Johnny Dee scored 14 points leading the Toreros to a 76-69 victory over Pepperdine at Jenny Craig Pavilion on Saturday.

Pepperdine Waves Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
After playing San Diego are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

San Diego Toreros Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
After playing Pepperdine are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

A few Waves at Toreros trends to consider:
San Diego is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone OVER in 6 of San Diego's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of San Diego's last 13 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone OVER in 4 of San Diego's last 6 games when playing Pepperdine