San Diego Toreros vs. Pepperdine Waves Free Prediction 02/13/20

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The San Diego Toreros (9-17, 2-9 WCC) will be at Firestone Fieldhouse to clash with the Pepperdine Waves (13-12, 6-5 WCC) in a WCC matchup. Action starts at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020.

San Diego Toreros at Pepperdine Waves ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Waves lost a close one to the Pacific Tigers, 79-78, while the Toreros were victorious over the Portland Pilots, 88-81.

San Diego played a nearly flawless game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.275 (above their season average of 0.200) and a turnover percentage of 13.0 (better than their season average of 18.7). For those same stats, Portland was 0.151 and 14.9, respectively. Pepperdine, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 10.4 (better than their season average of 15.5). Colbey Ross had a good outing for Pepperdine with 28 points, five rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Yauhen Massalski had a good outing for San Diego, recording 19 points and 12 rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Kameron Edwards led the Waves to an 85-78 win. He put up 23 points and eight rebounds. Pepperdine did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (24-32; 75.0 percent). San Diego, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (28.6 vs. 13.8).

There’s a decent chance that San Diego struggles to create turnovers. Pepperdine ranks 62nd in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.3 percent), while San Diego forces the 207th-most turnovers (19.0 percent).

San Diego Toreros at Pepperdine Waves ATS Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Pepperdine, ATS Winner – San Diego, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Pepperdine ranks 41st in assists per game (15.0) while San Diego ranks 179th (12.5).
  • The Toreros rank 202nd in rebounds per game (34.2) while the Waves rank 231st (33.4).
  • Pepperdine averages 6.1 steals per game, which ranks 146th in the nation. San Diego ranks 157th in steals allowed per game (6.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Waves’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 0.4, up from 0.3 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Toreros have scored an average of 60.4 points per game (3.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (1.1 above their season average).