Pacific vs Pepperdine Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/7/24

Pepperdine (12-19) vs Pacific (6-25)

Game Info: Thursday, March 7, 2024 at 5:30 pm (Orleans Arena)

Betting Odds: Pepperdine -10.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pacific Tigers will play the Pepperdine Waves in the First Round of the West Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday night at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacific has not won a conference game so far this year, while Pepperdine has lost two games in a row. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Pacific vs Pepperdine prediction.

Pacific Preview

The Pacific Tigers are 6-25 (0-16) this year after they lost to San Diego by a score of 81-69 in their last game. Pacific trailed 45-37 at halftime and only managed 32 second half points in the loss. The Tigers shot 44% from the field and made 20 free throws in the game. Pacific has lost 16 games in a row and they only have four wins against D-1 teams this season. The Tigers are scoring 65.4 points per game with 27.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, while allowing 79.1 points against per game this year. Donovan Williams is averaging 9.9 points per game, 4.4 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Pacific is shooting 41.7% from the field, 64.5% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers this season.

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Pepperdine Preview

The Pepperdine Waves are 12-19 (5-11) this season after they lost to St. Mary’s by a score of 83-57 in their last game. Pepperdine trailed 51-28 at halftime, but did hold St. Mary’s to 32 points in the second half in the loss. The Waves shot 36.7% from the field and were -13 in rebounding margin in the game. Pepperdine lost to San Francisco by a score of 92-68 in the game prior to St. Mary’s, but did beat Pacific and Portland before that. The Waves are scoring 72.6 points per game with 33.3 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, while giving up 75.1 points against per game this season. Michael Ajayi is averaging 17.2 points per game, 9.5 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Pepperdine is shooting 45% from the field, 69.8% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers this year. 

Pacific vs Pepperdine Betting Prediction

Pepperdine comes into this matchup with a 5-11 conference record and while they haven’t had much success this season, they have five more conference wins than Pacific does. The Tigers are 0-16 in the WCC and they are allowing 79.1 points against per game this year. Pepperdine did win the first two meetings between these teams by scores of 93-78 and 89-70. Both of these teams have been pretty bad this season, especially defensively, but there is no way I am taking Pacific here. Back Pepperdine in this matchup. 

David’s Pick Pepperdine -10.5

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