Santa Clara at Pepperdine: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Santa Clara at Pepperdine: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Pepperdine Waves (7-22) vs Santa Clara Broncos (18-10)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00 pm (Firestone Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Pepperdine Waves +10.5 -- Over/Under: 154 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Pepperdine Waves will play host to the Santa Clara Broncos in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Thursday Night.

The Pepperdine Waves are coming off of a 3 point loss to Portland in their last time out. Jan Zidek had 22 points to pace the Waves, who have dropped four straight games. Houston Mallette added 18 points. Mike Mitchell Jr. had 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

The Pepperdine Waves are led in scoring by Houston Mallette who averages 13 points and 3.3 rebounds for this team. Jan Zidek averages 13 points and 3.8 rebounds a night. Maxwell Lewis is the third leading scorer for the Waves as he averages 11 points a game for this team.

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The Waves are averaging 68.4 points per game on 43% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 77.3 points per game. They are shooting 72.6% from the free throw line. 

The Santa Clara Broncos are coming off of a 12 point loss against Gonzaga in their last time out. PJ Pipes scored 27 points and Jalen Williams 15 for Santa Clara in the loss.

The Santa Clara Broncos are led in scoring by Jalen Williams who averages 17.7 points and 4 rebounds for this team. Keshawn Justice averages 13.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game for this team. PJ Pipes is the third leading scorer for the Broncos as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.

The Broncos are averaging 76.6 points per game on 48.5% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 71.6 points per game. They are shooting 76.2% from the free throw line.

The Waves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record and are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Thursday games. The Broncos are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Broncos are also 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a losing home record. Santa Clara is simply the better squad in this one and should get the win and cover here.

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Clayton’s Pick Santa Clara -10.5

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