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Saint Mary's (CA) vs Pepperdine Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - February 29

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs Pepperdine Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - February 29

The Saint Mary's Gaels (23-6, 14-0 WCC) will try to extend a 15-game winning streak when they visit the Pepperdine Waves (12-18, 5-10 WCC) on February 29, 2024 at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Pepperdine Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Game Time: 11:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Malibu, California
  • Arena: Firestone Fieldhouse

Before placing a wager on Thursday's Saint Mary's (CA)-Pepperdine spread (Saint Mary's (CA) -14.5) or over/under (136.5 points), take a look at the betting trends and insights below.

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Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Pepperdine: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Saint Mary's (CA) has put together a 15-13-0 record against the spread this season.
  • Pepperdine is 12-16-0 ATS this year.
  • Saint Mary's (CA) covers the spread when it is a 14.5-point favorite or more 66.7% of the time. That's more often than Pepperdine covers as an underdog of 14.5 or more (never covered this season).
  • The Gaels have covered the spread in a lower percentage of their home games than road games. They have covered nine times in 16 games when playing at home, and they've covered six times in eight games when playing on the road.
  • The Waves have been better against the spread at home (8-6-0) than away (4-7-0) this season.
  • Saint Mary's (CA) has beaten the spread nine times in 14 conference games.
  • Against the spread in WCC action, Pepperdine is 6-9-0 this season.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Pepperdine: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Saint Mary's (CA) has been victorious in 18, or 78.3%, of the 23 contests it has been chosen as moneyline favorites in this season.
  • This year, the Gaels have won 10 of 11 games when listed as at least -1800 or better on the moneyline.
  • Pepperdine has been the moneyline underdog 15 total times this season. Pepperdine has finished 1-14 in those games.
  • The Waves have played in three games as a moneyline underdog with odds of +920 or longer without claiming a victory.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that Saint Mary's (CA) has a 94.7% chance of pulling out a win.

Saint Mary's (CA) vs. Pepperdine Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Saint Mary's (CA) is outscoring opponents by 16.5 points per game with a +476 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.6 points per game (152nd in college basketball) and allows 58.1 per outing (second in college basketball).
  • Aidan Mahaney is 407th in the country with a team-high 13.9 points per game.
  • Pepperdine has been outscored by 2.2 points per game (posting 73.1 points per game, 200th in college basketball, while giving up 75.3 per contest, 280th in college basketball) and has a -68 scoring differential.
  • Michael Ajayi's 17.5 points per game paces Pepperdine and ranks 103rd in the country.
  • The Gaels record 39.9 rebounds per game (22nd in college basketball) while conceding 28.0 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 11.9 boards per game.
  • Mitchell Saxen's 7.6 rebounds per game lead the Gaels and rank 121st in college basketball action.
  • The 33.5 rebounds per game the Waves accumulate rank 294th in college basketball. Their opponents record 32.6.
  • Ajayi averages 9.5 rebounds per game (27th in college basketball) to lead the Waves.
  • Saint Mary's (CA) averages 102.4 points per 100 possessions on offense (35th in college basketball), and gives up 79.9 points per 100 possessions (second in college basketball).
  • The Waves average 96.6 points per 100 possessions on offense (149th in college basketball), and concede 99.6 points per 100 possessions (341st in college basketball).

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