Looking to win big? The Waves and Tigers face off at 10:00 ET on WCC. The Tigers are hosting the game at Alex G. Spanos Center in Stockton, CA. Pepperdine come into this West Coast conference matchup as the -6.5 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 148.5 points.

PEPPERDINE WAVES VS PACIFIC TIGERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pacific Tigers +6.5

This game will be played at Alex G. Spanos Center at 10:00 ET on Wednesday, February 21st.

WHY BET THE PACIFIC TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
  • Not only will Pacific pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will Pepperdine Be The Talk of Alex G. Spanos Center?

Pepperdine heads into this matchup with a record of 11-17, including a 4-9 mark in West Coast Conference play. On the road, the Waves are just 2-9 this season, and their average scoring margin in these games is -15.0 points per game.

Coming off a win against Portland, Pepperdine’s record as the favorite this season is 7-4, and they have been favored in 11 of their 28 games. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Waves have gone just 2-8.

Pepperdine has an overall ATS record of 11-15 this season, going 3-8 vs. the spread on the road. However, their ATS mark as the favorite is 7-4. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Waves have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Pepperdine’s over/under record this season is 12-12-2 and the average over/under line in their games is 150. So far, 13 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 148.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and the over/under record in their games over their last 10 games is 6-4.

Pepperdine finished with 91 points in their game against Portland. This total surpasses their season-average of 72.7 points per game. Leading the team in scoring is Michael Ajayi, who is averaging 17.3 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Houston Mallette also maintains a PPG average of 15.2 heading into game.

Currently, the Waves’ defense holds the 249th rank in the nation, allowing 75.0 points per game. Against Portland, the Waves’ defense gave up 70 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Portland only made 2 free-throws.

Taking a Look at the Tigers Chances at Home

After losing to Gonzaga, Pacific has now lost 19 games in a row and they are 0-13 in West Coast Conference play. This season, the Tigers have gone 3-10 at home, and they have lost their last eight games at home.

For the year, Pacific is just 6-22, and they are 1-20 when they are the underdog. Today, they are a 6.5-point underdog, and they have gone 3-2 this season when they have been favored.

As the underdog, Pacific has gone 6-15 against the spread this season and 2-11 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers have an ATS mark of 3-7. At home this year, Pacific has gone just 2-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Pacific is 11-15 and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (144.7). In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and over their last 10 games, the average scoring total is 144 points.

Pacific is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 76 points versus Gonzaga. This output is higher than their season-average of 65.2 points per game. The team’s top scorer is Judson Martindale, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 9.8, while Donovan Williams also maintains a PPG average of 9.7 leading up to the game.

Looking at the Pacific defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.4 points per game (305th). On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.6 threes per game vs. Pepperdine. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.4%.