Pepperdine Waves vs Fresno State Bulldogs Prediction, 11/21/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Pepperdine Waves vs Fresno State Bulldogs
Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
Location: JSerra Pavillion in San Juan Capistrano, CA
The Fresno State Bulldogs (3-0) will try to beat the Pepperdine Waves (2-2) at JSerra Pavillion on Sunday.
The Pepperdine Waves took the court against UC Davis and went home with a win by a final score of 72-67 in their last game. In reference to personal fouls, the Waves walked away with 22 and UC Davis accumulated 20 personal fouls. They converted 5 out of their 17 shots from downtown. UC Davis went 70.0% at the free throw line by making 14 of 20 attempts. On top of that, UC Davis pulled down 24 rebounds (5 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. UC Davis earned 13 assists and had 9 steals in this game. In regard to defense, Pepperdine allowed 44.4% from the floor on 24 of 54 shooting. They also dished out 18 assists in this contest in addition to creating 14 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 34 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. From the free throw line, the Waves made 15 of their 19 shots for a percentage of 78.9%. Pepperdine walked away from the contest having earned a 48.1% FG percentage (25 out of 52) and converted 7 out of their 14 three-point shots.
Houston Mallette is one player who was a factor for this contest. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 63.6% from the field and recorded 3 dimes.
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Pepperdine heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 2-2 so far this year. They are giving up possession 16.5 times per contest and as a squad are committing 18.3 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Pepperdine is grabbing 36.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 64 assists this year, which ranks 22nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Waves are hitting 34.1% on three-point attempts (30 of 88) and 73.5% from the free throw line. They have an average of 68.5 points per game (257th in the country) while connecting on 41.1% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Waves are able to force 15.3 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 343rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 60 surrendered this year. The Waves are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.4% (108 of 233) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They give up 35.2% on three-point shots and they are ranked 256th in D-1 in PPG allowed (73.8).
When they last stepped on the court, the Fresno State Bulldogs got the victory with a final of 84-62 when they played LIU. The Bulldogs recorded 32 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards for a total of 45 for the matchup. They also coughed it up 18 times, while recording 6 steals in this contest. LIU committed 19 fouls in this matchup which took the Bulldogs to the free throw line for a total of 25 attempts. They were able to convert 18 of those for a rate of 72.0%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Fresno State knocked down 10 out of their 32 attempts (31.3%). Overall, the Bulldogs ended up going 28 for 59 from the field which gave them a percentage of 47.5%. The Bulldogs permitted LIU to make 18 of 49 attempts from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 36.7% for this contest. They finished shooting 42.9% from 3-point land by going 9 out of 21 and ended up going 17 of 23 from the free throw line (73.9%). Regarding cleaning up the glass, Fresno State allowed LIU to grab 20 in total (4 on the offensive side).
Orlando Robinson ended up being important for the Bulldogs for this game. He earned 27 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood and had 3 assists in the game. He buried 11 out of 19 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.9%, and totaled 10 rebounds.
Fresno State has a mark of 3-0 this year. The Bulldogs are responsible for committing 12.7 personal fouls per contest while shooting 63.9% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 15.0 times per contest (120th in the nation) and they turn it over 14.3 times per game. Fresno State has scored 227 pts on the campaign (75.7 per game) and they collect 41.3 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Bulldogs are connecting on 49.4% from the field, which ranks 56th in college hoops.
The Bulldogs on defense are ranked 58th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 58.7. They are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (65th in Division 1). The Fresno State defense allows 34.6% on shots from beyond the arc (28 of 81) and opponents are knocking down 73.2% of their foul shots. They give up 7.7 assists and 25.3 boards every game, which is 17th and 6th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pepperdine
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