The Pepperdine Waves (1-1) will travel to Matadome to meet the CSUN Matadors (0-2) in their home opener. The Over/Under (O/U) for the game has been set at 157 points with Pepperdine opening as a 4.5-point favorite. Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.
Pepperdine Waves vs. CSUN Matadors Free Preview
The last time the Waves played, they were victorious over the UC Irvine Anteaters, 77-73. Kameron Edwards was Pepperdine’s high scorer with 21 points on 8-for-19 shooting. The Waves had a better free throw rate (0.357 vs. 0.286) and had a better turnover percentage (14.1 vs. 16.3).
The Matadors are trying to rebound after their 97-70 loss to the New Mexico Lobos in their last game. Lance Coleman II was the top scorer from either team with 19 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Getting to the free throw line was one of New Mexico’s largest strengths. They made 26 trips to the line, while CSUN went just 13 times.
CSUN could have a difficult time creating turnovers. Since the 2018-19 season, Pepperdine ranks 114th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.8 percent), while CSUN has forced the 72nd-fewest turnovers (17.3 percent).
The Matadors won the sole game against the Waves last season, 90-83. The Matadors dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 42.9 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.566. The Waves were 29.5 and 0.507, respectively, for those same stats.
Pepperdine Waves at CSUN Matadors Betting Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Pepperdine, ATS Winner – CSUN, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
CSUN ranks 44th in blocks per game (4.4) while Pepperdine ranks 195th (2.8).