Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tigers and Waves. The game is starting at 5:30 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Waves at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 150.5 points, and Pepperdine is favored by -9.5 to win at home against Pacific.

PACIFIC TIGERS VS PEPPERDINE WAVES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +9.5

This game will be played at Orleans Arena at 5:30 ET on Thursday, March 7th.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-70 in favor of the Waves.
  • Even though we have Pepperdine winning straight-up, we like Pacific at +9.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 146 points.

Will Pacific Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Heading into tonight, Pacific is 6-25 overall, including a 0-16 record in West Coast Conference action. The Tigers’ losing streak currently sits at 22 games, and they have gone just 1-13 on the road this season.

Over the course of the year, Pacific has been the underdog in 24 of their 31 games, going 1-23 in those matchups. As for their record as the underdog on the road, the Tigers are 0-10, and they come into tonight’s game having lost their last 13 road contests.

As the underdog, Pacific has gone 6-18 against the spread this season and they are currently 0-3 vs. the spread as the underdog in their last three games. On the road, the Tigers are 4-10 vs. the spread this year and they have gone just 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. the spread as the road team.

This season, the over/under record for Pacific games sits at 13-16, and today’s line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145). Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1, and in their last five, it is 3-2. The average scoring total in their games this year is 145.5, and the average scoring total in their last three games is 152 points.

In their latest game, Pacific offense put up 69 points against San Diego. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 44% and made 5 threes. One area that the Pacific offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 125th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 41%.

The Tigers’ defense is presently ranked 319th nationally, allowing an average of 79.1 points per contest. Against San Diego in their most recent game, the Pacific defense gave up a total of 81 points while allowing San Diego to hit 40% of their shots.

Will the Waves Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Pepperdine will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Pacific. So far this season, the Waves have gone 12-19, including a 5-11 record in West Coast Conference play. At home, they are 7-9 compared to 3-10 on the road.

Coming into this game, Pepperdine has gone 8-4 when favored, and they have been favored in 12 of their 31 games. In their last game, they lost to Saint Mary’s by a score of 83-57. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 4-6.

As the favorite this season, Pepperdine has gone 8-4 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 12-17. At home, the Waves are 8-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Pepperdine has a mark of 6-4 ATS.

Pepperdine’s over/under record for the season sits at 15-12-2 and the average over/under line in their games is 149.5. So far, 11 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 150.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 8-2.

In their latest game, Pepperdine offense put up 57 points against Saint Mary’s. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 36.7% and made 4 threes. Jevon Porter led the team in scoring, putting up 22 points. Additionally, Malik Moore contributed 10 points for the Waves.

Facing Pacific, Pepperdine aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 75.6 points allowed per game (265th). Pepperdine will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Saint Mary’s to just 36% shooting in their most recent game.