Saturday, January 30, 2016
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to Marriott Center to play the BYU Cougars on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has BYU as 8.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 137.
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The Waves come into this game with an overall record of 14-7 and a road record of 4-5. They are 9-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Cougars have an overall record of 15-7 and a home record of 10-0. They have an over/under record of 11-8 and they are 11-7 against the spread.
Lamond Murray comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Waves. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 89%. Stacy Davis averages 14.3 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.3 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Chase Fischer averages 18.2 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cougars. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Nick Emery averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Pepperdine averages 72 points per contest this season which ranks them 183rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 148th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 199th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 39th with 11.2 per game. The Waves allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 36th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 192nd and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 198th place in the country. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in the Division 1.
BYU averages 82.8 points per game this year which ranks them 13th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 82nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 39th respectively. In the turnover department the Cougars rank 114th with 12.2 per game. The Cougars allow 74.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 219th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 123rd and 227th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 240th place in the nation. The Cougars force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 187th in college basketball.
The Waves average 71 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 74 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.9 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Waves have an offensive rating of 105.8 and they assist on 55.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Pepperdine turns the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30%. The Waves give up 71.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cougars score 88 ppg at home and they have averaged 81 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17 points per game. The Cougars have a rating on offense of 111.8 and 54.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. BYU turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.2%. The Cougars give up 71 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 71 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 9-11 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 9-11 against the over/under
BYU Cougars Betting Trends
The BYU Cougars are 11-7 against the spread
The BYU Cougars are 11-8 against the over/under
Pepperdine Waves Injuries
01/29/16 G A.J. Lapray Hip "?" Saturday vs. BYU
01/06/16 G Atif Russell Shoulder out for season
01/06/16 G Shawn Olden Ankle out for season
BYU Cougars Injuries
12/14/15 G Cory Calvert Personal has left team
01/13/16 G Jake Toolson Illness out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Pepperdine
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