Pepperdine at St. Mary's: 2/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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St. Mary's Gaels (11-7) vs Pepperdine Waves (10-9)
Game Info: Monday, February 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm (University Credit Union Pavilion)
Betting Odds: St. Mary's Gaels -6 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Pepperdine Waves and Saint Mary’s Gaels face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at McKeon Pavilion.
The Pepperdine Waves come into this game with a 10-9 record overall and they have won three of their last four games. The one loss during that stretch was in their last game against Santa Clara, a game they gave up 86 points in. On the season Pepperdine is averaging 76.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 74.1 points per game. Guard Colbey Ross has been the best player for Pepperdine averaging 17.3 points while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and 34.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Saint Mary’s Gaels who sit with an 11-7 record overall but coming into this game they have lost two games in a row. One of those losses was a few games back against Pepperdine, a game they scored only 58 points in. Saint Mary’s is averaging 66.3 points per game while their defense is giving up 63.2 points per game. Saint Mary’s is shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 31.6 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Tommy Kuhse has been the best player for Saint Mary’s putting 13.5 points while shooting 42.6 percent from the field and 32.7 percent from behind the three point line.
I expect both teams are going to struggle to score in this game and that is going to lead to this game being low scoring. Look for both team to finishright around 60 points and that will lead to this game staying under the total.