Sunday, February 7, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to Firestone Fieldhouse to play the Pepperdine Waves on Sunday, February 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 18-5 and a road record of 5-1. They are 8-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-11. The Waves have an overall record of 14-9 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 10-12 and they are 10-12 against the spread.
Kyle Wiltjer comes into this contest averaging 22 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.3 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 11.5 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Lamond Murray averages 15.6 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Waves. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Stacy Davis averages 14.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.6 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Gonzaga averages 79.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 39th in the country. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 13th and 132nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 98th with 12 per game. The Bulldogs allow 65.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 17th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 9.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in the Division 1.
Pepperdine averages 72.1 points per game this year which ranks them 181st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 144th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 169th and 131st respectively. In the turnover department the Waves rank 35th with 11.1 per game. The Waves allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 134th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 184th and 70th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 206th and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the nation. The Waves force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 238th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 78 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 87.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 28 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 115.5 and they assist on 48% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.9%. The Bulldogs give up 70 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 59.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Waves score 73.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 6.7 points per game. The Waves have a rating on offense of 105.5 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Pepperdine turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.9%. The Waves give up 66.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-12 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 10-11 against the over/under
Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 10-12 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 10-12 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Pepperdine Waves Injuries
02/04/16 G A.J. Lapray Hip "?" Saturday vs. Gonzaga
01/06/16 G Atif Russell Shoulder out for season
01/06/16 G Shawn Olden Ankle out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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