San Jose State Spartans vs Pepperdine Waves Prediction, 12/6/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: San Jose State Spartans vs Pepperdine Waves
Date: Monday, December 6, 2021
Location: Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, CA
The San Jose State Spartans (4-3) are hitting the road to Firestone Fieldhouse on Monday where they will attempt to beat the Pepperdine Waves (2-8).
The San Jose State Spartans stepped onto the hardwood against North Dakota and took home the win by a score of 76-51 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Spartans ended up walking away with 18 and North Dakota racked up 12 personal fouls. They also converted 5 out of their 25 tries from distance. North Dakota walked away from this one shooting 72.7% at the free throw line by burying 16 of 22 attempts. Additionally, North Dakota collected 31 rebounds (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't notch a block. North Dakota recorded 9 dimes and had 7 steals for the contest. With respect to defending, San Jose State allowed the other team to go 26.3% from the floor on 15 of 57 shooting. They also recorded 20 assists for the matchup while forcing 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 39 with 8 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Spartans knocked down 5 of their 10 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. San Jose State finished having earned a 47.6% field goal percentage (30 out of 63) and converted 11 out of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Trey Anderson is a guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He accumulated 17 points on 7 out of 12 shooting. He played for 28 minutes and totaled 8 boards. He finished the game at 58.3% from the floor and totaled 2 assists.
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San Jose State will play this contest with a win-loss record of 4-3 for the year. They are averaging 66.1 points per contest (279th in D-1) while going 44.7% from the floor. The Spartans are connecting on 41.1% from downtown (65 of 158) and 58.4% from the free throw line. As a team, San Jose State is collecting 32.9 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 87 assists this season, which is 285th in the country in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 17.3 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Spartans are forcing 10.7 turnovers per game while drawing 14.4 personal fouls. They are ranked 159th in college basketball in allowing assists with 96 conceded this season. The Spartans are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.1% (176 of 399) and they surrender 34.4 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are surrendering 29.6% on three-point shots and they are ranked 173rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.9).
When they last played, the Pepperdine Waves took a loss by a final score of 86-74 when they played UC Santa Barbara. In relation to team rebounding, Pepperdine permitted UC Santa Barbara to pull down 36 in total (10 offensive). They shot 41.2% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 out of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 35 at the free throw line (77.1%). The Waves allowed UC Santa Barbara to knock down 26 of 49 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 53.1% in the matchup. Overall, the Waves finished 29 out of 67 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.3%. Regarding shooting from distance, Pepperdine knocked down 8 of their 21 attempts (38.1%). They were able to knock down 8 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 72.7%. UC Santa Barbara had 17 personal fouls for this game which took the Waves to the charity stripe for a total of 11 tries. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 7 steals in the game. The Waves pulled down 14 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in the game.
Jan Zidek pitched in for the Waves in this contest. He earned 20 points in his 26 minutes on the court, but didn't record an assist. He knocked down 8 of 14 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 7 rebounds.
Pepperdine has a mark of 2-8 so far this year. The Waves commit 18.5 personal fouls every game and they go 75.7% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 14.2 times per game (132nd in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per contest. Pepperdine has totaled 645 pts for the year (64.5 per game) and they collect 32.7 boards per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Waves are shooting 40.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 311th in college basketball.
The Pepperdine defense gives up 33.3% on 3-point attempts (67 of 201) and their opponents are making 69.8% of their foul shots. They concede 14.8 assists and 37.1 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 308th and 272nd in college basketball. The Waves on defense are ranked 295th in college basketball in PPG given up with 74.4. They have forced 14.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.8% from the floor (325th in the country).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pepperdine
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