Pepperdine at BYU - 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Pepperdine at BYU - 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

BYU Cougars (20-9) vs Pepperdine Waves (7-23)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 8:00 pm (Marriott Center)

Betting Odds: BYU Cougars -17 -- Over/Under: 150 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pepperdine Waves will travel to play the BYU Cougars in a WCC game on Saturday night.

The Pepperdine Waves are 7-23 (1-14) this season and have lost five games in a row. Pepperdine is coming off of a loss against Santa Clara by a score of 89-73. Pepperdine allowed Santa Clara to shoot 57.6% from the field and was -9 in rebounding margin in the game. Houston Mallette led the Waves with 24 points and 3 assists in the loss. Pepperdine is averaging 68.6 points per game and is giving up 77.7 points per game against, while also averaging 34.4 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game. Jan Zidek is averaging 13.5 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game, while Houston Mallette is averaging 13.4 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Waves. Pepperdine is shooting 41.9% on field goals, 72.5% on free throws, and 34.3% on three pointers.

The BYU Cougars are 20-9 (8-6) this season and have won three of their last four games. BYU defeated Loyola Marymount by a score of 79-59 in their last game. BYU shot 54.1% from the field and was +16 in rebounding margin in the win. Te’Jon Lucas led the Cougars with 14 points and 6 assists in the game. BYU is averaging 73.6 points per game and is giving up 68.2 points per game against, while also averaging 38.9 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game. Alex Barcello is averaging 17.2 points per game and 3.1 assists per game, while Te’Jon Lucas is averaging 10.7 points per game and 4.7 assists per game for the Cougars. BYU is shooting 45.2% on field goals, 73.3% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers.

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Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The over is 4-0 in Pepperdine’s last 4 road games. BYU is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The under is 4-0 in BYU’s last 4 home games. The home team is 14-6-1 ATS in these two teams last 21 head to head meetings.

These two teams played on February 12th, with BYU winning 91-85. Pepperdine has been terrible on defense in their last few games and I think BYU will score a lot in this one. The over has been a good call in Pepperdine’s last few games and I like it here.

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