Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Waves CBB Odds
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(17-8) BYU Cougars vs. Pepperdine Waves (7-17)
2017 NCAA Basketball – WCC
Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
Time: 11:00 PM ET
Venue: Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cougars -11
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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BYU is in its usual spot, third in the WCC, hoping it can get the attention of the committee.
To do so they have to stop losing to teams they shouldn’t. This would be one of those games.
Pepperdine is having a down year after some seasons in the WCC top four. You have to wonder how much fight they have left.
I always like BYU more than I should. I see the experience and the disciplined but fast paced attack and feel they should be better.
This season the offense is featuring a big man. Eric Mika. Mika showed good promise as a frosh and a 2 year mission has not taken anything away from his game. He is averaging 20/10.
The backcourt is very good thanks to TJ Haws and Nick Emery. Both are good shooters, more capable than what they have shown this season. Still they are productive.
Yoeli Childs is enjoying a nice frosh campaign averaging 8 and 8 inside. He is a hard worker with a good motor who does the dirty work.
LJ Rose, a grad transfer from Houston has been a disaster. He simply can’t find his shot though he is good from the line so they use him as a ball handler late.
BYU should dominate in this matchup this season. They won by 29 points the first time they played, though that game was at home.
The Waves have a few nice player but it has not come together this season.
Lamond Murray Jr. is the name you know. He is second in the league in scoring behind Mika and might be good enough to get an NBA look after four years of increasing production. Chris Reyes is enjoying a nice season as a transfer from Utah, leading the team in rebounding while second in scoring.
After those two there is PG Jeremy Major. The senior is scoring more this season but his efficiency is way down.
You would like to think the Waves motivation here is solid but it is hard to know if it will even matter the way they got hammered by BYU earlier in the season.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 7-2 in PEPP last 9 home games.
- Over is 13-4 in PEPP last 17 vs. West Coast.
- PEPP are 8-19 ATS in their last 27 games overall.
- BYU are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
Free BYU Cougars vs. Pepperdine Waves NCAAB Prediction:
BYU cannot afford any more losses, especially to teams not named Gonzaga or St. Mary’s.
Further they need to win big, just like they did the first time these teams played.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: BYU -11
The Cougars should score at least 85 in this one and that should be more than enough to cover.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: BYU 91 – Pepperdine 75
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