Pepperdine vs. St. Mary's - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Pepperdine vs. St. Mary's - 1/18/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

St. Mary's Gaels (14-4) at Pepperdine Waves (9-9)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

The Line: Pepperdine Waves +6.5 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Mary's Gaels and Pepperdine Waves meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Firestone Fieldhouse.

The Saint Mary's Gaels look for another win after winning 10 of their last 13 games. The Saint Mary's Gaels are averaging 77.2 points on 50.4 percent shooting and allowing 62.3 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Jordan Ford is averaging 21 points and 2.1 assists while Malik Fitts is averaging 16 points and 7.5 rebounds. Tanner Krebs is the third double-digit scorer and Tommy Kuhse is dishing 3.7 assists. The Saint Mary's Gaels are shooting 44.3 percent from beyond the arc and 75.1 percent from the free throw line. The Saint Mary's Gaels are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game. The Saint Mary's Gaels have won two of their last three road games.

The Pepperdine Waves look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 78.2 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 81.1 points on 49 percent shooting. Colbey Ross is averaging 20.1 points and 7.3 assists while Kameron Edwards is averaging 17.3 points and 5.6 rebounds. Kessler Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Chavez is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 84.7 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 41.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have won five of their last six home games.

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The Saint Mary's Gaels are starting to heat up offensively, and they've proven they can win on the road where they outscore teams by an average of 11.2 points and shoot 45.9 percent from the field. The Pepperdine Waves have failed to cover six of their first eight home games and have had issues putting together enough offense in the past to hang around teams such as Saint Marys. I'll eat the reasonable chalk with the Gaels.

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