Pepperdine at Gonzaga College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
McCarthey Athletic Center
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The Pepperdine Waves head to McCarthey Athletic Center to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 26.5 point favorites.
Pepperdine comes into this game with an overall record of 4-23. They currently have a point differential of -8.5 as they are averaging 71.4 points per game while giving up 79.9 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 24-4. They are averaging 85.4 points per game and surrendering 67.7, good for a point differential of 17.7.
Valuable Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 8-17 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 15-11 against the over/under this year
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-14 against the spread this season
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 11-14 against the over/under this year
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
02/16/18 F Harrison Meads Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Gonzaga
02/01/18 F Nolan Taylor Shoulder is out for season
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trae Berhow averages 9.1 points per contest while playing 30.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 72%. Colbey Ross averages 14.3 points per contest in 31.7 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.6 assists per game and 2.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% for the season while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Johnathan Williams scores 13.4 points per contest while playing 28.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 7.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 57%. Josh Perkins averages 13 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 5.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine averages 71.4 points per contest this year, which is 245th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 179th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 279th in Division 1. They average 34.0 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 257th and 136th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 267th with 12.2 per game. The Waves allow 79.9 points per contest, which is 330th in the country. They also surrender a 49% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 344th and 339th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 56th, and they allow 18.0 assists per game which puts them in 346th place in college basketball. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 14th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 8th in the country with 85.4 points per contest this season. They are 13th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 17.7. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 151st in Division 1. They are 13th in the country in rebounding with 40.2 boards per contest and 49th in assists per game with 16.0. The Bulldogs are 304th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Bulldogs give up 67.7 points per game, which ranks them 61st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 36th and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 11.1 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Bulldogs are 137th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Waves are 201st in the nation in offensive rating with 103.8, and their defensive rating of 116.1 is ranked 348th. In terms of pace they are 262nd in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 245th. As a team they are 247th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 324th in Division 1. Pepperdine is 242nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 349th in the nation.
Gonzaga is 321st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 41st in the nation. The Bulldogs are 4th in the country in offensive rating with 120.1, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 22nd. In terms of pace they are 177th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 15th. As a team they are 19th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pepperdine/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pepperdine +26.5
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