Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Pepperdine vs Bulldogs CBB Odds
Looking for Pepperdine Waves vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Waves taking on the Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Pepperdine Gonzaga matchup.
(4-23) Pepperdine Waves vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs (24-4)
Date: Saturday, February 17, 2018
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, WA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Zags -26.5
CBB Betting Total: 153
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Pepperdine just cracks the top-300 in KenPom’s rankings at #299. The Waves have the 177th-best offense, which doesn’t sound good but is also the clear strength of the team when you compare it to its defense.
That defense gave up 89 points to Gonzaga when the two schools played at Pepperdine several weeks back.
The Zags didn’t even shoot the ball particularly well in that one. Silas Melson was 0-for and the team only made just over a third of its three-point attempts.
But Pepperdine likes to run, which is simply not going to work against Gonzaga, most especially not in Spokane. This one could get ugly.
Gonzaga was ranked #19 the last time these two teams met. It’s #9 now and looking like the WCC regular season champion after Saint Mary’s disappointing loss at San Francisco on Thursday night.
The Zags have lost just four games all year: against Florida in overtime when the Gators were playing their best ball in Portland at the PK80, Villanova at Madison Square Garden, at San Diego State by two and against Saint Mary’s when the Gaels made a terrific second-half comeback to win a close game.
This team is as sturdy as any in the country right now. Killian Tillie is a stud and a future star if he sticks around for even one more season; Johnathan Williams is a force; and the guard play has been steady, led by Josh Perkins.
The Bulldogs aren’t quite as good as least year’s team but they are a Sweet Sixteen group once again.
CBB Betting Trends:
- PEP are 9-2-2 ATS in their last 13 vs. West Coast.
- Under is 6-2 in PEP last 8 vs. West Coast.
- Under is 36-16-1 in PEP last 53 road games.
- Over is 8-1 in GONZ last 9 home games.
- Under is 7-1 in GONZ last 8 Sat. games.
- GONZ are 18-6-2 ATS in their last 26 Sat. games.
- Head to Head: Under is 11-2 in the last 13 meetings.
- Head to Head: Under is 18-4 in the last 22 meetings in Gonzaga.
Free Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga NCAAB Prediction: Gonzaga might win by 40
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Zags ATS
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Pepperdine 61 – Gonzaga 97
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