Santa Clara vs. Pepperdine - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Santa Clara vs. Pepperdine - 1/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Pepperdine Waves (9-10) at Santa Clara Broncos (16-4)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Leavey Center)

The Line: Santa Clara Broncos -3.5 -- Over/Under: 155.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pepperdine Waves and Santa Clara Broncos meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Leavey Center.

The Pepperdine Waves need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 76.2 points on 43.4 percent shooting and allowing 76.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting. Colbey Ross is averaging 20.2 points and 7.3 assists while Kameron Edwards is averaging 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. Kessler Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Chavez is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 83.2 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 39 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have lost three of their last four road games.

The Santa Clara Broncos need a win after splitting their last four games. The Santa Clara Broncos are averaging 77.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.3 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Trey Wertz is averaging 13.1 points and 3.5 rebounds while Guglielmo Caruso is averaging 11.6 points and 5.5 rebounds. Josip Vrankic is the third double-digit scorer and DJ Mitchell is dishing 1.6 assists. The Santa Clara Broncos are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75.5 percent from the free throw line. The Santa Clara Broncos are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.5 rebounds per game. The Santa Clara Broncos have yet to lose a home game this season.

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The Waves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Broncos are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games following a ATS win and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 7-3 in Waves last 10 road games. The over is 5-0 in Broncos last 5 home games and 6-2 in Broncos last 8 overall.

The Santa Clara Broncos have been head and shoulders the better team this season, and they're 8-5 ATS at home where they also win by an average of 18.8 points and shoot 51.3 percent from the field. The Pepperdine Waves simply don't have the horses offensively to hang in this game and their defense hasn't been good on the road this season. I'll gladly lay the small chalk with the Santa Clara Broncos at home. 

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