Pepperdine at Gonzaga: 1/14/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Gonzaga Bulldogs (12-0) vs Pepperdine Waves (4-5)
Game Info: Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 9:00 pm (McCarthey Athletic Center)
Betting Odds: Gonzaga Bulldogs -27 -- Over/Under: 165 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Pepperdine Waves and Gonzaga Bulldogs face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at McCarthey Athletic Center.
The Pepperdine Waves have had some issues this season and coming into this game they currently sit with a 4-5 record overall. Coming into this game, Pepperdine has lost two games in a row and each of the last two games they have failed to cover the spread .Each of the last two games, Pepperdine was the favorite. On the season, Pepperdine is averaging 73.7 points per game while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 30.2 percent from behind the three point line. Pepperdine is giving up 78.4 points per game. Pepperdine is led by Colbey Ross who averages 19 points and shoots 46.2 percent from the field and 36 percent from deep.
On the other side of this matchup is the Gonzaga Bulldogs who come into this game with a perfect 12-0 record overall. Even with the success, Gonzaga has only covered four of the spreads. On the season, Gonzaga is averaging 96.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Gonzaga is averaging 55.6 percent from the field while shooting 33.7 percent from behind the three point line. In this game for Gonzaga it’s all going to be about the offense running up the score and making life tough on the Pepperdine Wave defense. Gonzaga is led by Corey Kispert who averages 21.1 points and shoots 60.8 percent from the field and 47.9 percent deep.
The over is 20-7 in Gonzaga’s last 27 games against the West Coast. The over is 22-8 in Gonzaga’s last 30 home games. The over is 40-15 in Gonzaga’s last 55 games overall. The over is 11-4 in Gonzaga’s last 15 meetings played between the two teams in Gonzaga.
Gonzaga is going to push the pace, but their defense also isn’t great and there is going to be no shortage of scoring by either team. Look for both teams to run up the score and this game is going to go well over the posted total.