Pepperdine vs Pacific Prediction College Basketball Picks 2/21/24

Pacific (6-22) vs Pepperdine (11-17)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:00 pm (Alex G. Spanos Center)

Betting Odds: Pacific +6.5 - Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pepperdine Waves will make the in-state trip to Stockton to face the Pacific Tigers in WCC play this Wednesday from the Spanos Center on the WCC. Pacific leads the all-time series, 41-31, and they enter as 6.5-point road favorites, with the total sitting at 149. Stay tuned for our Pepperdine vs Pacific Prediction. 

Pepperdine Waves Preview

Pepperdine moved to 11-17 after defeating Portland in Malibu, 90-71. The Waves used a strong offensive effort to get back into the win column, and they’ll look to complete the season sweep of the Tigers. Pepperdine is scoring 72.6 points per game, on 45.1% shooting, while allowing 65.3 ppg, and they’re currently 6th in the WCC with a 1-3 record in conference play. The Waves are 3-7 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 2-7 on the road this season. 

Pepperdine’s Impact Players

  • Junior guard Michael Ajayi went for a game-high 26 points in the win over Portland, and he leads Pepperdine in scoring (17.3) and rebounding (9.3).
  • Veteran guard Houston Mallette has reached double figures in five of the previous seven games, and he’s averaging 15.3 ppg. 
  • Columbia native Jevon Porter led the way with 26 points in the January 11th win over Pacific, and he’s third on the team at 15.0 ppg. 

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Pacific Tigers Preview

Pacific dropped to 6-22 after losing to Gonzaga in Spokane, 102-76. The Tigers were no match for the Zags on their home floor, and they'll still be in search of tbeir first conference win here against the Waves. Pacific is scoring 65.4 points per game, on 41.9% shooting, while allowing 76.7 ppg, and they’re currently last in the WCC with a 9-0 record in conference play. The Tigers are 0-10 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 5-10 in Stockton this season. 

Pacific’s Impact Players

  • Senior guard Donovan Williams has scored 16 points in back-to-back games, and he leads Pacific in scoring (9.8).
  • Junior swingman Judson Martindale has struggled since the start of conference play, but he’s averaging an identical 9.7 ppg. 

Pepperdine vs Pacific Trends

  • PEP is 11-15 against the spread, with a 14-12 O/U record
  • PAC is 6-20 ATS, with a 11-15 over/under record.

Pepperdine vs Pacific Prediction

Pacific falls right in line with DePaul and Georgetown as a team you should target every time they take the floor. The Tigers are one of the few teams in the country who’ve yet to secure a conference victory, and I think this matchup with Pepperdine keeps that trend going. At this point, you don’t want to be the team that loses to Pacific, so I like leaning on a strong tide from the Waves here in Stockton. Back Pepperdine for this in-state clash, and give the Over a look, as the defenses have been non-existent for both sides.

Corey’s Pick Pepperdine TO COVER

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