WCC Basketball Tournaments Odds & Expert Picks: Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
Monday, March 11, 2019
by Aengus Moorehead

Gonzaga, a Sure Winner but Can They Cover against Pepperdine?

WCC Basketball Tournaments Odds & Expert Picks: Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs

Pepperdine Waves (16-17) vs
#1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (29-2)

Time: 9:00 PM ET
Date: Monday, March 11, 2019
Where: Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Watch on: ESPN
Spread: Gonzaga -23˝
Moneyline: N/A
Total O/U: 157

The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs and No. 1 seed in the WCC will attempt to maintain their winning disposition and will seek to capture their twenty-first consecutive victory which should be a foregone formality as they get ready to resume conference play in a showdown against the eighth-seeded Pepperdine Waves. The two West Coast Conference rivals are scheduled to square off in the first semifinals of the WCC with the contest set to be disputed Monday night from the Orleans Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

To say that the Bulldogs have dominated this rivalry is quite the understatement as they have claimed the last 36 contests over the Waves which dates back as far as January of 2002. Obviously, the Bulldogs will enter this matchup without having tread the court in over a week while the Waves needed to piece together three straight contests but do have the momentum having stunned San Francisco by 17 points as an 8-point underdog on Saturday. They enter this affair as a huge 23˝-point underdog, according to MyBookie Sportsbook, with the total set at 157 points.

Pepperdine Waves vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Odds & Team Stats

Gm# Team
Opener
885 Pepperdine
158
886 Gonzaga
-23
  Moneyline
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Pepperdine Waves
 
Gonzaga Bulldogs
16-17
Won 3
64 Away
19-12
75.70
73.61
2.09
7-5
7-6
13-16-2
6-5-1
4-8-1
Record
Streak
Last Meeting
ATS
Offense
Defense
Diff.
ATS Home
ATS Away
O/U Record
O/U Home
O/U Away
29-2
Won 20
Home 92
20-11
89.84
64.94
24.9
13-4
5-5
15-16
8-9
5-5

Pepperdine Waves vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends & Predictions

Pepperdine:
Pepperdine is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Pepperdine is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games
Pepperdine is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Gonzaga
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine's last 6 games when playing Gonzaga

Gonzaga:
Gonzaga is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Gonzaga's last 23 games
Gonzaga is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Pepperdine
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Gonzaga's last 6 games when playing Pepperdine

Predictions:
Fatigue might be an issue for the Waves but this could and should very well be their last contest of the season so they will battle through thick and thin. The Waves haven’t lost a game by more than 15 points this season except once which was against, you guessed it, Gonzaga and by 28 points. The difference in this semifinal is that the Bulldogs have the means and ability to blow the Waves out of the water with effortlessness but knowing they’re a shoe-in to advance to the final, they might take their foot of the gas pedal just enough for Pepperdine to cover. Take points and Waves +23˝ and the under.

Aengus Moorehead NCAA Basketball Predictions: Pepperdine +23˝
Total O/U:
Under 157
NCAAB Record: Season 2018-19: 41-41-0   /   -4.05 Units
March 2019: 11-5-0   /   5.55 Units

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