St. Mary's at Pepperdine - 1/13/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

St. Mary's at Pepperdine - 1/13/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Pepperdine Waves (6-11) vs St. Mary's Gaels (12-4)

Game Info: Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 11:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Pepperdine Waves +12.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Saint Mary’s Gaels will travel to play the Pepperdine Waves in a West Coast Conference game on Thursday night.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels are 12-4 (0-1) this season and have won two of their last three games. Saint Mary’s is coming off of a loss to BYU by a score of 52-43 in their last game. Saint Mary’s only shot 29.3% from the field and scored just 16 points in the first half for the loss. Matthias Tass led the Gaels with 13 points and 15 rebounds in the game. Saint Mary’s is averaging 67.2 points per game and is giving up 57.8 points per game against, while also averaging 35.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Matthias Tass is averaging 12.6 points per game and 5.8 rebounds per game, while Logan Johnson is averaging 10.1 points per game and 3.5 rebounds per game for the Gaels. St. Mary’s is shooting 45.5% on field goals, 71.7% on free throws, and 32.2% on three pointers.

The Pepperdine Waves are 6-11 (0-2) this season and have lost three of their last four games. Pepperdine lost to San Diego by a score of 72-62 in their last game. Pepperdine shot 31.9% from the field and allowed San Diego to shoot 25 free throws in the loss. Jade Smith led the Waves with 15 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Pepperdine is averaging 69.9 points per game and is giving up 75.2 points per game against, while also averaging 36.8 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game. Jan Zidek is averaging 12.5 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game, while Houston Mallette is averaging 11.6 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game for the Waves. Pepperdine is shooting 41.4% on field goals, 77% on free throws, and 32.3% on three pointers.

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Saint Mary’s is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games. The under is 8-3 in Saint Mary’s last 11 games. Pepperdine is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games. The under is 12-5 in Pepperdine’s last 17 games. The road team is 25-9-1 ATS in these two teams last 35 meetings.

Saint Mary’s is the better team in this matchup, but does go through periods where they struggle to score. Luckily for them, Pepperdine allows over 75 points per game. I am taking Saint Mary’s on the road because I cannot trust this Pepperdine team.

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David’s Pick Saint Mary's -12.5

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