The Sacramento State Hornets (3-0) are off to a hot start and will try to remain undefeated when they go head-to-head against the Pepperdine Waves (3-2) at Firestone Fieldhouse. Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 23, 2019.
Sacramento State Hornets vs. Pepperdine Waves Odds Preview
In the Hornets’ last game, they defeated the UC Davis Aggies, 61-51. Joshua Patton was the game’s high scorer with 25 points on 8-for-10 shooting. Sacramento State dominated every facet of the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.450. UC Davis put up marks of 25.0 and 0.375, respectively, for those same stats.
The Waves are hoping for a better outcome after their 91-84 loss to the USC Trojans in their last contest. Colbey Ross was the game’s leading scorer with 38 points on 13-for-20 shooting. USC did an excellent job of making free throws (28-34; 82.4 percent). Pepperdine, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (14.3 vs. 15.9).
The aggressive Pepperdine offense might be getting to the free throw line a lot in this battle. The Waves rank 36th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.272, while Sacramento State ranks 289th in FTA rate allowed (0.260) dating back to last season.
Sacramento State at Pepperdine Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Pepperdine, ATS Winner – Sacramento State, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Hornets rank 216th in rebounds per game (34.6) while the Waves rank 301st (31.8).
Pepperdine ranks 92nd in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while Sacramento State ranks 314th (16.7).
The Hornets rank 117th in assists allowed per game (12.6) while the Waves rank 247th (14.6).
Sacramento State averages 7.6 steals per game, which ranks 48th in the country. Pepperdine ranks 143rd in steals allowed per game (6.3).