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(18-12) Pepperdine Waves vs. St. Mary’s Gaels (26-4)
Date: Monday, March 7, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Orleans Arena Las Vegas, Nevada
CBB Moneyline Odds: Off
CBB Betting Odds: St. Mary’s -6.5
CBB Betting Total: 133
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The WCC takes center stage on Monday night in Sin City, as the St. Mary’s Gaels take on the Pepperdine Waves in the conference tournament semifinals.
The Waves have one chance to play in the Big Dance and that is to win this tournament. With 24 wins St. Mary’s may be in already, but you never know, as the WCC is not a major conference.
In the 2 games these teams met this season each won on their home floor.
In the WCC quarterfinals Pepperdine beat San Francisco 90-86 and St. Mary’s beat Loyola Marymount 60-48. Neither team covered the spread in those games.
Pepperdine did not end the regular season well losing 2 of their last 3 games.
The Waves rank in the middle of the pack in terms of offense and defense ranking 166th in the nation in points per game and 155th in opponents’ points per game.
In their win over San Francisco in the WCC quarterfinals the Waves did not have a solid night on the defensive end of the floor, but they shot over 52% from the floor.
Pepperdine does not have a deep team with 3 guys averaging in double figures, as Lamond Murray Jr., Stacy Davis, and Jett Raines, are all averaging over 13 ppg. These guys will have to play well facing a St. Mary’s defense, which is one of the best in the nation ranking 4th in opponents’ points allowed. Raines went for 24 points in the earlier win over St. Mary’s this season.
This season Pepperdine is 2-2 in neutral site games.
St. Mary’s Gaels
The Gaels come into this game on a 7-game winning streak. They started slowly in their quarters win over Loyola Marymount, but outscored the Lions by 16 points in the 2nd half and they held them to a FG% of under 33%.
St. Mary’s does not have one big scorer, but they are a deeper team and are led by Emmett Naar, who is averaging over 13 ppg.
In their loss at Pepperdine in the regular season St. Mary’s only shot 40.7% from the floor and they were outscored by 10 points in the 2nd half.
This season St. Mary’s won their only game played at a neutral site.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Waves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. li>
- Waves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. li>
- Waves are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. West Coast. li>
- Gaels are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. li>
- Gaels are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record. li>
- Gaels are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games. li>
Free Pepperdine Waves vs. St. Mary’s Gaels CBB Prediction:
The Waves are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games against the Gaels, but that trend will not continue in this game. St. Mary’s will dominate on the defensive end of the floor and win and cover advancing to the conference championship game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER the Number
Look for a low scoring game in this one and in both of the games between these 2 teams this season the total went Under both times.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: St. Mary’s 70 – Pepperdine 61 56
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