Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Picks


Gonzaga Bulldogs
Gonzaga Bulldogs
12-3 (1-1 V)
11:00 pm ET, Thursday, January 4, 2018
Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu,
Pepperdine Waves
Pepperdine Waves
3-11 (3-4 H)
ESPNU
 
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves NCAA Basketball Betting Odds and Picks

The Gonzaga Bulldogs could not have looked any better in their 101-52 dismantling of Santa Clara on Saturday night.

But other than the addition of 'W' to the win column, it probably didn't do them much good: Santa Clara's RPI is 347, fifth worst among Division I schools.

Now the No. 19 Zags (12-3, 2-0 WCC) travel to Malibu, Calif., to face Pepperdine (3-11, 0-2) on Thursday for their first road game on the conference schedule - and a win won't do much to boost their resume, either.

The Waves are No. 324 in the RPI.

In that bigger picture, the Big Ten has gone from 18 conference games to 20, effectively eliminating two nonconference games that could boost the profiles of teams from smaller conferences.

So instead of a traditional round-robin schedule -- and home-and-home matchups with conference doormats like Santa Clara and Pepperdine -- would the West Coast Conference be better off trimming the number of league games from 18 to 16 and allowing schools to add two more potentially resume-building nonconference opportunities?

A matchup with the Waves, who have the No. 326 defense in the nation and are 327th in 3-point shooting, won't do much to help Gonzaga's tournament seeding come March.

Those numbers don't bode well for Pepperdine against a Gonzaga team that shot 54.5 percent and held Santa Clara to 5-of-19 shooting from behind the arc.

But at least the Waves will be playing in Malibu for the first time since Dec. 9.

Sophomore forward Kameron Edwards leads Pepperdine with 15.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, but he might miss a sixth straight game with a concussion.

Without him, Waves freshman Colbey Ross (14.3 points per game) would be Pepperdine's offensive focus.

The 6-foot-1 guard is averaging 5.3 assists (fourth best in the conference) and is shooting 40 percent from long range.

Zags freshman Corey Kispert, who started the first seven games of the season, appears to be close to 100 percent as he recovers from an ankle injury suffered Nov. 29 against Incarnate Word.

The 6-6 swingman, who sat out two games last month, has seen his on-court minutes increase in each of the Zags' first two WCC games.

 

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves VDB Sport Betting Odds and Predictions

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Gonzaga Bulldogs -20 (-110) - 152 (-110)o
Pepperdine Waves +20 (-110) - 152 (-110)u

Vegas Daily Betting Free Prediction: Gonzaga 97, Pepperdine 66

 


 

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Pepperdine Waves VDB Sport Betting Matchup Report

 

Team Records

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 12-3 11-1 1-2 7-5 6-3 1-2 90.27 71.40 18.87
Last 10 8-2 7-0 1-2 6-3 5-1 1-2 88.10 69.70 18.40
vs Conf 2-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 2-0 0-0 91.00 50.00 41.00

Pepperdine Waves

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 3-11 3-4 0-7 5-7-1 2-4 3-3-1 73.50 79.00 -5.50
Last 10 2-8 2-2 0-6 5-4-1 2-2 3-2-1 70.90 77.00 -6.10
vs Conf 0-2 0-0 0-2 1-1 0-0 1-1 65.50 73.00 -7.50

Betting Odds Trends

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Gonzaga is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Gonzaga is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Gonzaga's last 8 games
Gonzaga is 16-6-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Gonzaga is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Gonzaga is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Gonzaga's last 12 games when playing Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pepperdine

Pepperdine Waves

Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
Pepperdine is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Pepperdine is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games at home
Pepperdine is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pepperdine's last 12 games when playing Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 5-10-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing at home against Gonzaga
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Gonzaga

Injuries

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Player   Status/Updated Notes
No injuries to report.

Pepperdine Waves

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Amadi Udenyi G Ques Thurs - Ankle - 1/3/18 Udenyi missed the last game with an ankle injury and his status Thursday against Gonzaga is unknown.
Kameron Edwards F Out indefinitely - Concussion - 12/31/17 Edwards has been sidelined by a concussion and it is unclear when he might return to action.

Recent Meetings

Date Home Away Line ATS
1/28/17 PEPP 49 GONZ 96 21.5/149.5 GONZ/U
12/29/16 GONZ 92 PEPP 62 -24/145.5 GONZ/O
2/6/16 PEPP 66 GONZ 69 6.5/146.5 PEPP/U
12/21/15 GONZ 99 PEPP 73 -12/133.5 GONZ/O
3/9/15 GONZ 79 PEPP 61 -14/128.5 GONZ/O
2/14/15 GONZ 56 PEPP 48 -19/134 PEPP/U
1/15/15 PEPP 76 GONZ 78 12/136.5 PEPP/O
2/13/14 GONZ 83 PEPP 68 -14/137 GONZ/O
1/16/14 PEPP 53 GONZ 70 8/140.5 GONZ/U
2/7/13 GONZ 82 PEPP 56 -22.5/134.5 GONZ/O

Gonzaga: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS GONZ FG Opp FG Reb
12/30/17 SCU 101-52 (W) -23.5/145.5 WO 36/66 17/45 38-21
12/28/17 PAC 81-48 (W) -23/152.5 WU 30/66 19/57 39-29
12/21/17 @SDSU 70-72 (L) -6/150.5 LU 25/59 22/61 40-33
12/18/17 INDPU 101-71 (W) -28/148 WO 34/50 25/64 34-22
12/16/17 UND 89-83 (W) (OT) -30/162.5 LO 32/72 30/58 38-24
12/10/17 @WASH 97-70 (W) -10/156.5 WO 33/65 26/55 34-22
12/5/17 VILL (N) 72-88 (L) 5/148.5 LO 25/52 30/58 23-27
12/1/17 CRE 91-74 (W) -9/162 WO 31/57 29/60 35-21
11/29/17 IW 103-68 (W) -/- -- 37/68 25/57 39-25
11/26/17 TEX (N) 76-71 (W) (OT) -3/143 WO 26/57 26/67 34-36

Pepperdine: Last 10 Games

Date vs Score Line ATS PEPP FG Opp FG Reb
12/30/17 @USD 66-74 (L) 9.5/137.5 WO 23/66 23/53 37-36
12/28/17 @SCU 65-72 (L) 5/142.5 LU 25/48 23/58 34-23
12/19/17 @WEB 67-72 (L) 8/146.5 WU 27/62 27/52 37-26
12/16/17 @BEL 62-79 (L) 16/153 LU 24/45 30/56 16-25
12/9/17 LBSU 71-78 (L) 0/155.5 LU 29/64 29/60 33-29
12/5/17 UCRV 70-59 (W) -6/146 WU 21/56 23/57 30-33
12/2/17 @CP 81-91 (L) 5.5/142 LO 29/55 30/57 26-29
11/29/17 SUU 82-88 (L) -7/162.5 LO 31/60 27/59 39-23
11/24/17 @TAM 65-81 (L) 28.5/146.5 WU 24/62 29/62 34-41
11/21/17 ORU 80-76 (W) -3/147.5 WO 27/51 28/56 27-26

 

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