Pepperdine Waves vs. UC Riverside Highlanders Free Prediction

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The Pepperdine Waves (5-3) will travel to the Student Recreation Center to clash against the UC Riverside Highlanders (2-7). Action starts at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 6, 2018.

Pepperdine Waves at UC Riverside Highlanders ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Highlanders fell to the Oregon State Beavers, 72-59, while the Waves easily got past the Cal State-Dominguez Hills Toros, 100-66.

Pepperdine played a flawless game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.643 and a turnover percentage of 11.0. Cal State-Dominguez Hills had marks of 0.389 and 17.1, respectively, for those same stats. UC Riverside, meanwhile, did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (7-8; 87.5 percent). UC Riverside’s Dikymbe Martin led the way, finishing with 20 points. Meanwhile, Pepperdine was lifted by Colbey Ross, who had 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

The Waves won the only contest between these two teams last season, 70-59. Pepperdine made good use of their 25 trips to the free throw line, making 21 of them (84.0 percent). UC Riverside, on the other hand, was just 8-12 (66.7 percent).

Pepperdine at UC Riverside Free Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Pepperdine, ATS Winner – UC Riverside, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • UC Riverside ranks 143rd in assists allowed per game (13.0) while Pepperdine ranks 314th (16.6).
  • The Highlanders rank 195th in blocks per game (2.9) while the Waves rank 255th (2.3).
  • UC Riverside ranks 196th in steals per game (5.8) while Pepperdine ranks 233rd (5.4).
  • The Waves rank 111th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while the Highlanders rank 274th (37.5).
  • UC Riverside ranks 155th in three pointers allowed per game (21.6) while Pepperdine ranks 261st (23.9).