Pepperdine at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks and Tips 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to McKeon Pavilion to play the St. Mary's Gaels on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 13 point favorites.
Pepperdine comes into this game with an overall record of 12-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 76.7 points per game while giving up 73.9 per contest. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 16-10. They are averaging 75.4 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 7.9.
Valuable Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 14-10-0 against the spread
The Pepperdine Waves are 9-13-2 against the over/under
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 15-11-0 against the spread
The St. Mary's Gaels are 14-12-0 against the over/under
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
02/15/19 G Jade' Smith Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Saint Marys CA
02/14/19 F Kameron Edwards Foot is out indefinitely
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
11/08/18 C Aaron Menzies Hand is out indefinitely
11/08/18 G Kristers Zoriks ACL is out for season
Eric Cooper averages 11.8 points per game in 27.8 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Colbey Ross comes into this contest averaging 18.7 points per game while playing 34.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 7.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Malik Fitts averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Jordan Ford averages 21.6 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Waves allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 243rd in Division 1. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 281st and 101st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 253rd, and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 286th place in the NCAA. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 305th in the nation. Pepperdine averages 76.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 90th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 188th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 43rd in D-1. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 314th and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 232nd with 12.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gaels surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 76th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 257th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 40th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest, and 6th with 29.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gaels are 22nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 10.9 per game. St. Mary's is 115th in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 39th in the D-1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 7.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 49th in the nation. They are 224th in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game and 336th in assists per contest with 10.7. The Gaels are 339th in turnovers per game with 10.3.
The Waves have an offensive rating of 105.9, which is ranked 134th. They are 82nd in college basketball in pace with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 139th. As a unit they are 101st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 100th in D-1. Pepperdine is 244th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
St. Mary's is 332nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions. The Gaels are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 114.4. In terms of pace they are 332nd in Division 1 with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 58th. As a team they are 55th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 263rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pepperdine/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Mary's -13
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