The Pepperdine Waves (7-9, 0-2 WCC) will be at Jenny Craig Pavilion to clash against the San Diego Toreros (7-11, 0-3 WCC) in a WCC matchup. The game starts at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.
Pepperdine Waves at San Diego Toreros ATS Odds
Both teams fell in their last contest. The Toreros were blown out by the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, 94-50, while the Waves were beaten by the top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs, 75-70.
Pepperdine forced Gonzaga into a turnover percentage of 20.4 (above their season average of 12.5) while San Diego had a better turnover percentage (22.3 vs. 14.5). Yauhen Massalski played a key role for San Diego with nine points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Pepperdine received a boost from Colbey Ross, who contributed 24 points, 10 assists and five rebounds.
The Waves dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the last game, Pepperdine won 70-67. Making free throws was one of Pepperdine’s largest advantages. They were 18-22 (81.8 percent), while the Toreros were 13-16 (81.3 percent). This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year.
San Diego could struggle to create turnovers. Pepperdine ranks 104th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 18.4 percent), while San Diego forces the 238th-most turnovers (19.0 percent).
Pepperdine Waves at San Diego Toreros Pick
Pick: SU Winner – San Diego, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Over
- San Diego averages 13.2 assists per game, which ranks 131st in the NCAA. Pepperdine ranks 217th in assists allowed per game (15.8).
- The Waves average 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 127th in the country. The Toreros rank 137th in steals allowed per game (7.1).
- The Waves’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.0, up from 1.0 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Toreros have scored an average of 64.6 points per game (2.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (7.6 above their season average).