Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga - 2/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-1) at Pepperdine Waves (14-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)
The Line: Pepperdine Waves +15.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5
The Gonzaga Bulldogs and Pepperdine Waves square off Saturday in college basketball action at the Firestone Fieldhouse.
The Gonzaga Bulldogs look for another victory to build on a 17-game winning streak. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are averaging 88.6 points on 51.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Filip Petrusev is averaging 17.2 points and 7.9 rebounds while Corey Kispert is averaging 13.8 points and 2.2 assists. Killian Tillie is the third double-digit scorer and Joel Ayayi is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.7 rebounds per game. The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven’t lost a true road game since December of 2018.
The Pepperdine Waves look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 77.2 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Colbey Ross is averaging 19.8 points and 7.3 assists while Kameron Edwards is averaging 17.2 points and seven rebounds. Kessler Edwards is the third double-digit scorer and Skylar Chavez is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Pepperdine Waves are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 79.9 percent from the free throw line. The Pepperdine Waves are allowing 39.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Pepperdine Waves have won eight of their last 10 home games.
The favorite is 25-10-3 ATS in the last 38 meetings. The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The first meeting between these teams was close, but the Gonzaga Bulldogs are winning at home by an average of 19.1 points, and it feels like they're getting stronger as the season picks up. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from deep in their last five games. The Pepperdine Waves have some serious defensive issues they're dealing with, and they're a rough 3-9 ATS at home. The Gonzaga Bulldogs have the potential to blow the doors off Pepperdine this time around.