Gonzaga at Pepperdine College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs head to Firestone Fieldhouse to take on the Pepperdine Waves on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 20 point favorites.
Gonzaga comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 18.9 as they are averaging 90.3 points per game while giving up 71.4 per contest. Pepperdine has an overall mark of 3-11. They are averaging 73.5 points per contest and giving up 79.0, which is a point differential of -5.5.
Valuable Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 7-5 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Important Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
01/03/18 G Amadi Udenyi Ankle is "?" Thursday vs Gonzaga
01/03/18 F Kameron Edwards Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Gonzaga
Josh Perkins averages 14 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 5.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Johnathan Williams averages 13.6 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 7.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% for the season while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Trae Berhow scores 9.9 points per contest while playing 29.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.1 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Colbey Ross averages 14.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga averages 90.3 points per contest this year, which is 6th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.9 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 98th in Division 1. They average 41.1 boards per contest and 17.7 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 26th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 204th with 13.1 per game. The Bulldogs allow 71.4 points per contest, which is 169th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 255th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they allow 12.1 assists per game which puts them in 99th place in college basketball. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 182nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine is 211th in the country with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 128th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is -5.5. They shoot 31% from beyond the arc, which is good for 315th in Division 1. They are 173rd in the country in rebounding with 36.5 boards per contest and 178th in assists per game with 14.1. The Waves are 225th in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Waves give up 79.0 points per game, which ranks them 304th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 316th and 333rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 344th with 18.1 dimes allowed per game and 35th with 31.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Waves are 8th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 10.6 per contest this year.
The Bulldogs are 93rd in the country in defensive rating with 96.3, and their offensive rating of 121.8 is ranked 5th. They are 132nd in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 14th. As a unit they are 15th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Gonzaga is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 86th in the country.
Pepperdine is 229th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 57%, which is 337th in Division 1. The Waves are 336th in the nation in defensive rating with 113.7, and their offensive rating of 105.8 is ranked 167th. They are 240th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 224th. As a unit they are 227th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 331st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Gonzaga/Pepperdine college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Gonzaga -20
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