Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Waves versus the Anteaters? Tip off is at at 8:45 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Dollar Loan Center in Henderson, NV. The over/under for this game is set at 148.5 points, and the Anteaters are the home favorites against the Waves in a non-conference matchup.
PEPPERDINE WAVES VS UC IRVINE ANTEATERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: UC Irvine Anteaters -7.5
This game will be played at Dollar Loan Center at 8:45 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE UC IRVINE ANTEATERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 78-65 in favor of the Anteaters.
- Not only will UC Irvine pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -7.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will the Waves Win on the Road?
Heading into their 5th game of the season, Pepperdine has a 2-2 overall record. In their previous three road games, which includes last year, Pepperdine has gone 0-3. As of today’s game, Pepperdine holds a 2-2 ATS record. Taking into account last season’s games, Pepperdine has gone 6-3 against the spread in their previous ten matchups.
Through four games, Pepperdine has an over/under record of 2-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 144.2 points per game so far. When assessing the Waves’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-2, with their games averaging 77 points per game.
Coming off their recent game, the Pepperdine offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against UNLV. Their field goal percentage for the game was 44.1%, and they made 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Michael Ajayi with 31 points. Houston Mallette also added 26 points for the Waves.
So far this season, the Pepperdine defense has been performing well, ranking 63rd in the country at 66.2 points allowed per contest. The Pepperdine defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed UNLV to connect on 7 threes.
Will UC Irvine Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?
UC Irvine has played three games this season and currently holds a 2-1 record. In their last three home games, including last year, UC Irvine has a 1-2 record. Against the spread, UC Irvine has a current record of 2-1. Taking into account the previous season, UC Irvine has gone 4-5 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
In three games, UC Irvine comes in with an over/under mark of 2-1-0, with their games averaging 143.7 points per game. The Anteaters’ last five games have culminated with an average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
The UC Irvine offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. USC. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.7% while connecting on 8 threes. Justin Hohn led the scoring for the Anteaters, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Bent Leuchten chipped in with 19 points.
So far, the Anteaters’ defense is ranked 49th in the country at 64.2 points per contest. The UC Irvine defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 60 points and allowed USC to connect on 4 threes.