Pepperdine at Gonzaga Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/11/2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to Orleans Arena to play the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Monday, March 11, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Gonzaga as 24.5 point favorites.
Pepperdine comes into this game with an overall record of 13-17. They currently have a point differential of 2.1 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 73.6 per contest. Gonzaga has an overall record of 29-2. They are averaging 89.8 points per game and surrendering 64.9, good for a point differential of 24.9.
Valuable Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 19-12-0 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 12-14-2 against the over/under
Important Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 20-11-0 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 15-16-0 against the over/under
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
02/14/19 F Kameron Edwards Foot is out indefinitely
Key Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
02/10/19 F Killian Tillie Foot is out indefinitely
Colbey Ross comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 61% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Eric Cooper averages 10.5 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Rui Hachimura averages 20.6 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.7 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Brandon Clarke averages 16.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pepperdine averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 185th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 27th in the nation. They average 32.0 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 323rd and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 216th with 12.6 per game. The Waves allow 73.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 239th in the country. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 301st and 168th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 210th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 268th place in Division 1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 298th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Gonzaga is 1st in the country with 89.8 points per game this year. They are 1st in Division 1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 24.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 75th in the nation. They are 27th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.1 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 18.1. The Bulldogs are 340th in turnovers per game with 10.2. The Bulldogs surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 7th and 28th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest and 61st with 32.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bulldogs are 217th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game.
The Waves have an offensive rating of 106.6, which is ranked 116th. They are 113th in college basketball in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 119th. As a unit they are 76th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 89th in D-1. Pepperdine is 208th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Gonzaga is 345th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bulldogs are 1st in the country in offensive rating with 125.1. In terms of pace they are 68th in Division 1 with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 264th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pepperdine/Gonzaga college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga -24.5
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