Pepperdine at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/22/2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has St. Mary's as 21.5 point favorites.
Pepperdine comes into this game with an overall record of 4-24. They currently have a point differential of -8.7 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 80.0 per contest. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 25-4. They are averaging 77.8 points per contest and giving up 64.7, which is a point differential of 13.1.
Valuable Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 9-17 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 15-12 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 11-14 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 6-18 against the over/under this year
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
02/21/18 F Harrison Meads Concussion is "?" Thursday vs Saint Marys CA
02/01/18 F Nolan Taylor Shoulder is out for season
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Colbey Ross averages 14.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Trae Berhow averages 9.1 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jock Landale averages 21.9 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Calvin Hermanson averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine averages 71.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 251st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 192nd. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 261st in the country. They average 33.9 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 256th and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 271st with 12.1 per game. The Waves allow 80.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 329th in Division 1. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 40% average from behind the arc, ranking them 344th and 345th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 17.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 346th place in college basketball. They force 10.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 77th in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 13.1. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 17th in college basketball. They are 291st in the nation in rebounding with 33.2 boards per game, and 42nd in assists per contest with 16.1. The Gaels are 347th in turnovers per game with 9.7. The Gaels surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 214th and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 82nd with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 1st with 27.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 2nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 9.9 per game this season.
The Waves are 209th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.6, and their defensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 348th. In terms of pace they are 255th in the country with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 250th. As a team they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 322nd in Division 1. Pepperdine is 256th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 58%, which is 349th in the nation.
St. Mary's is 331st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 114th in Division 1. The Gaels are 110th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.1, and their offensive rating of 120.4 is ranked 3rd. They are 348th in D-1 in pace with 64.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 254th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pepperdine/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Mary's -21.5
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