Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Waves vs Gaels CBB Odds
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(4-24) Pepperdine Waves vs. St. Mary’s Gaels (25-4)
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Venue: McKeon Pavilion, Moraga, CA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Gaels -21.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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You wouldn’t know it if you just looked at its record, but Pepperdine has improved as much as any team in the West Coast Conference since the start of the conference slate.
The Waves are 1–15 but after being on the wrong end of a ton of blowouts early on, they have kept things close for about a month now.
The Waves lost by 14 (and covered) at Gonzaga in their last game; it didn’t get to be a double-digit game until late. They lost to BYU by five, at LMU by six, vs. USD by two, at Portland and to Pacific by nine and got their only win (by just a point) over LMU just before that.
Saint Mary’s Gaels
So Saint Mary’s, which traditionally plays close games, will be in for a full 40-minute fight on Thursday.
It is tough to imagine the Gaels losing this game but it is no longer a forgone conclusion, 20-point blowout that it was thought to be in early January.
The Gaels are still trailing Gonzaga by a game, holding onto hope that the Bulldogs will trip and give the Gaels at least a share of the WCC title. It isn’t easy to stay hanging on that hope, though.
Had Saint Mary’s won the conference, it would have a lot more national chatter directed its way. Randy Bennett’s team didn’t get any worse when it lost at home to Gonzaga; it just lost.
The lack of attention is going to help Saint Mary’s. Right now, its a nine in Lunardi’s latest bracket. If I’m a one-seed, there’s no way I’m happy to see Saint Mary’s in the Round of 32.
CBB Betting Trends:
- PEPP are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Thu. games.
- Over is 28-12 in PEPP last 40 vs. West Coast.
- PEPP are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 road games.
- Under is 10-1 in SMC last 11 home games.
- Under is 19-6-1 in SMC last 26 overall.
- SMC are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 Thu. games.
- Head to Head: Road team is 20-7 ATS in the last 27 meetings.
Free Pepperdine Wave vs. St. Mary’s Gaels NCAAB Prediction: Saint Mary’s wins, and maybe a little easier than I’m talking it up to be.
It’s cute that Pepperdine has forced teams to play a full 40 against it now but this is a first-class mismatch.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Gaels -21.5
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Pepperine 52 – St. Mary’s 76
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