Pepperdine at Pacific Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/2/23

Pacific Tigers (14-17) vs Pepperdine Waves (9-21)

Game Info: Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:30 pm (Orleans Arena)

Betting Odds: Pacific Tigers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 159.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pepperdine Waves will play the Pacific Tigers in the first round of the WCC Tournament at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Pepperdine Preview

The Pepperdine Waves are 9-21 (2-14) this season after they lost to Loyola Marymount by a score of 75-67 in their last game. Pepperdine shot 45.6% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the loss. The Pepperdine Waves are averaging 78.2 points per game, 81.2 points against per game, 35.9 rebounds per game, and 15.1 assists per game. Maxwell Lewis has led the Waves this season with 17.1 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 2.8 assists per game. Pepperdine is shooting 46.4% from the field, 70.9% on free throws, and 36.6% on three pointers this year.

Pacific Preview

The Pacific Tigers are 14-17 (7-9) this season after they defeated Portland by a score of 81-77 in their last game. Pacific shot 45% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Pacific Tigers are averaging 76 points per game, 77.9 points against per game, 12.8 assists per game, and 31.5 rebounds per game. Keylan Boone has led the Tigers this season with 13.4 points per game, 3.9 rebounds per game, and 0.8 assists per game. Pacific is shooting 45.1% from the field, 72.2% on free throws, and 39.3% on three pointers this year.


Pepperdine is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 Thursday games. The over is 18-7-1 in Pepperdine’s last 26 games. Pacific is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games and 3-12 ATS in their last 15 Thursday games. The under is 35-17 in Pacific’s last 52 Thursday games.


Pepperdine has not had a lot of success in conference play this season and they only have two wins in the WCC this year. Pacific has gone 7-9 in conference play, but they have lost three of their last four games. Neither team plays much defense, so we should be in for a high scoring game here. I like the over in this matchup and expect both teams to be in the 80's. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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