Pepperdine at Fresno State - 11/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Pepperdine at Fresno State - 11/23/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Fresno State Bulldogs (3-0) vs Pepperdine Waves (2-3)

Game Info: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at 1:00 am (JSerra Pavilion)

Betting Odds: Fresno State Bulldogs -5.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds

Fresno State will go against Pepperdine in an early season matchup. Pepperdine fell 82-48 at UC Irvine on Saturday. Fresno State is looking to start a winning streak as they are coming off a 69-62 win at home against Idaho on Monday.

In their last game the Pepperdine Waves were blown out by UC Irvine. The Waves struggled to score the ball on just 33.3% (18 for 54) shooting overall and a 3-for-13 mark from the 3 point line. Keith Fisher III had 13 points for the Waves and Jade' Smith contributed 11 points.

The Pepperdine Waves are led by Houston Mallette, who is averaging 13.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. Mallette has is shooting 50 percent on 3-pointers. He's also converted 75 percent of his foul shots this season.

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Orlando Robinson had his 18th double double of his career in their win last time out. He scored 27 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Deon Stroud made his presence felt as well, scoring 13 points against Idaho, all in the second half.

Orlando Robinson has averaged a double-double with 20 points and 10.3 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs. Complementing Robinson is Jordan Campbell, who is producing 11.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

The under is 4-0 in Waves last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and is 10-3 in Bulldogs last 13 games following a straight up win.

The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog and are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record. The Waves are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game.

This season we are seeing that defense is important, but scoring is the name of the game. Teams with more offensive firepower are going to win games and this is the case with the Bulldogs. I’ll lay the points in this late night matchup with the Bulldogs. Although the Bulldogs are 15-35-1 ATS in their last 51 neutral site games, they should cover here.

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Clayton’s Pick Fresno State -5.5

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