Thursday, December 29, 2016
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to McCarthey Athletic Center to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday, December 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 27.5 point favorites.
The Waves come into this game with an overall record of 4-8 and a road record of 0-4. They are 3-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5. The Bulldogs have an overall record of 12-0 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 4-5 and they are 7-2 against the spread.
Lamond Murray comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Waves. He pulls down 5.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Chris Reyes averages 14.7 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Pepperdine. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Nigel Williams-Goss averages 14 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year for the Bulldogs. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 4.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Przemek Karnowski averages 11.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Pepperdine averages 71 points per contest this season which ranks them 211th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -9.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 74th. Behind the arc they shoot 42% which is good for 7th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 208th and 130th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 293rd with 15.1 per game. The Waves allow 80.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 294th in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 44% average from behind the arc ranking them 310th and 348th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.5 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest which puts them in 265th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 329th in Division 1.
Gonzaga averages 84.6 points per game this year which ranks them 18th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 20.2 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 20th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per contest which ranks them 14th and 39th respectively. In the turnover department the Bulldogs rank 81st with 12.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 1st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 238th and they give up 9.6 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Bulldogs force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 214th in college basketball.
The Waves average 67.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -14 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -17.7 per contest. The Waves have an offensive rating of 100.8 and they assist on 51% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 25% of their shots. Pepperdine turns the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.1%. The Waves give up 81.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 84.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Bulldogs score 89.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 83 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 28.4 points per game. The Bulldogs have a rating on offense of 116.8 and 54.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Gonzaga turns it over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Bulldogs give up 61.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 61.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 3-8 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 6-5 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 7-2 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 4-5 against the over/under
Pepperdine Waves Injuries
12/01/16 G Amadi Udenyi Achilles out for season
11/15/16 F Kameron Edwards Jaw expected to miss 6 weeks
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga -27.5
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