Betting on today’s Waves and Toreros game? Catch the action at Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA, as the Toreros hosts this showdown at 10:00 ET on WCC. In this West Coast matchup, the Waves are the betting favorite against the Toreros. The over/under for the game is 150 points.

PEPPERDINE WAVES VS SAN DIEGO TOREROS BETTING PICK

The Pick: San Diego Toreros +1.5

This game will be played at Jenny Craig Pavilion at 10:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE SAN DIEGO TOREROS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Toreros.
  • Not only will San Diego pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Waves Win on the Road?

Pepperdine is coming off a 93-78 win over Pacific and will look to snap a six-game road losing streak. The Waves have gone 0-10 on the road this season, compared to a 6-4 record at home.

Overall, Pepperdine is 8-10, including a 1-2 mark in West Coast Conference play. The Waves have been favored in seven games this season, going 6-1.

Pepperdine’s ATS record this season is 7-9, including a 1-5 mark on the road. However, the Waves have been solid vs. the spread when favored, going 6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Pepperdine is 6-4 ATS.

Pepperdine’s over/under record this season sits at 6-8-2, and today’s line of 150 is right in line with the average over/under line of their games this year (150.5). So far, nine of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points, and in their last 10 games, the average is 140.

In their latest game, Pepperdine’s offense looked good, scoring 93 points against Pacific. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.7% and made 6/10 free throws. Leading the team in scoring was Jevon Porter with 26 points. Michael Ajayi also added 21 points for the Waves.

At present, the Waves’ defense is nationally ranked 175th, allowing 71.9 points per game. Against Pacific in their most recent game, the Pepperdine defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Pacific to hit 56% of their shots.

Is a Home Win Possible for the Toreros?

San Diego enters tonight’s matchup against Pepperdine as the underdog, a role they have become familiar with this season. In their 12 games as the underdog, the Toreros have gone just 4-8.

San Diego has struggled recently, losing their last four games and going winless in West Coast Conference play. Their overall record sits at 10-8, but they have been much better at home, going 8-4 compared to 0-4 on the road.

As the underdog this season, San Diego has gone 5-7 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 6-6 this year and over their last 10 home games, they are 4-5 vs. the spread. In their last 3 games as the underdog, the Toreros have gone 1-2 ATS.

San Diego’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-7 and today’s line of 150 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-3.

In contrast to their season average of 72.2 points per game, the San Diego had a below average performance. They scored 63 points against San Francisco and had a field goal percentage of 41.1%. Deuce Turner is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 14.9. Meanwhile, Wayne McKinney II also brings a PPG average of 14.7 into the game.

The Toreros’ defense is presently ranked 236th nationally, allowing an average of 74.6 points per contest. The San Diego defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed San Francisco to connect on 7 threes.