UC Irvine Anteaters vs. Pepperdine Waves Free Prediction 11/09/19

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The Pepperdine Waves (0-1) get their home schedule underway at Firestone Fieldhouse against the UC Irvine Anteaters (1-0). The game starts at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

UC Irvine Anteaters at Pepperdine Waves ATS Odds

In their last game, the Waves lost to the California Golden Bears, 87-71, while the Anteaters won a close one over the San Diego Toreros, 76-73.

UC Irvine dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.453 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 36.0. San Diego was 0.322 and 27.8, respectively, for those same stats. Pepperdine, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (10.8 vs. 16.2). Pepperdine was lifted by Colbey Ross, who finished with 19 points and seven assists. Evan Leonard, meanwhile led the way for UC Irvine, putting up 19 points and six rebounds.

The physical Pepperdine offense could be getting to the charity stripe a lot in this meeting. The Waves rank 63rd in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.266, while UC Irvine ranks 205th in FTA rate allowed (0.236) since last season.

UC Irvine Anteaters at Pepperdine Waves Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – UC Irvine, ATS Winner – UC Irvine, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • UC Irvine ranks 13th in rebounds per game (39.8) while Pepperdine ranks 293rd (31.9).
  • The Anteaters rank 43rd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Waves rank 129th (6.1).
  • UC Irvine blocks 4.1 opponent shots per game, which is ranked 76th in the country. Pepperdine ranks 107th in blocks allowed per game (3.1).
  • The Anteaters rank third in assists allowed per game (9.6) while the Waves rank 251st (14.5).
  • Pepperdine ranks 89th in three pointers attempted per game (24.2) while UC Irvine ranks 292nd (18.7).