Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs 01/14/2021 – On Thursday, the No. 1 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs will take on Pepperdine Waves in an anticipated West Coast Conference game from McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington. Pepperdine Waves are holding the sixth spot in their conference play, but the Bulldogs are sitting at the top without a single loss on the season. The 2021 college basketball betting websites have already predicted a winner for this game based on each team’s previous performance. The odds are not in favor of Pepperdine as they are up against the strongest team in the nation.
Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs 01/14/2021
|When:||Thursday, January 14, 9:00 PM ET|
|Where:||McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington|
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Pepperdine Waves declined in five of their nine overall games and this will be their first conference game on the season. This team will enter this game with a two-game losing streak after their last defeat against Cal State. The Waves struggled from their scoring offense as they scored just 51. From the defense, they were worse after surrendering 79 to Cal State. Pepperdine’s leading score is Colbey Ross with an average of close to 20 points per game. Ross is also the leader in assists with 7.2 per game. When it comes to rebounds, Kessler Edwards has taken the lead with an average of close to six boards per game.
Players to watch: C. Ross G (GP 9 MIN 38.4 PTS 19 REB 3.7 AST 7.2 STL 1.3 BLK 0.3 TO 3.8 FG% 46.2 FT% 82.7 3P% 36), K. Edwards F (GP 9 MIN 31.9 PTS 17.2 REB 5.9 AST 1.4 STL 0.9 BLK 1.3 TO 1.9 FG% 50.5 FT% 85.7 3P% 41.5), K. Munson F (GP 2 MIN 23.5 PTS 12.5 REB 4 AST 0 STL 1 BLK 2 TO 3.5 FG% 81.8 FT% 53.8 3P% 0).
Gonzaga Bulldogs are yet to lose their first game as they are riding a hot 12-game winning streak. The Bulldogs are 3-0 with their conference play and are all set to make it past their opponents. Gonzaga has a powerful scoring offense that has been dominating opponents this season. In their last game, they scored 116 and gave up just 88 to Portland. Joel Ayayi contributed a triple-double for his team with a dozen points, 13 boards, and 14 assists. The leader in scoring was Drew Timme with 26 points. Overall, Gonzaga has Corey Kispert as their leading scorer with an average of 21 plus points per game.
Players to watch: C. Kispert F (GP 12 MIN 29.5 PTS 21.1 REB 4.5 AST 2.3 STL 0.6 BLK 0.3 TO 0.8 FG% 60.8 FT% 86.5 3P% 47.9), D. Timme F (GP 12 MIN 26.8 PTS 18.5 REB 6.8 AST 2.2 STL 0.7 BLK 0.7 TO 1.8 FG% 60.7 FT% 75.9 3P% 28.6), J. Suggs G (GP 10 MIN 26.5 PTS 13.8 REB 5.1 AST 5.1 STL 2.6 BLK 0.5 TO 2.6 FG% 53.7 FT% 65.7 3P% 40.6).
Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Predictions
Pepperdine is 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pepperdine’s last 5 games.
Pepperdine is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games.
Waves are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against Gonzaga.
Pepperdine is 0-10 SU in their last 10 games against Gonzaga.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Gonzaga’s last 17 games.
Gonzaga is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.
Gonzaga is 10-0 SU in their last 10 games at home.
Bulldogs are 20-0 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against Pepperdine.
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Gonzaga’s last 18 games against an opponent in the West Coast conference.
Pepperdine Waves vs Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Picks
Gonzaga Bulldogs are strong and the best betting sites 2021 USA has predicted the Bulldogs to win and cover with ease. Pepperdine Waves are no match for Gonzaga as their weak scoring offense and defense will not stand a chance.
Moneyline: The Moneyline that is out for Pepperdine is +3750 and the Moneyline out for Gonzaga is -9000.
Spread: A spread of 27 is allocated for both teams with Pepperdine holding +27 (-110) and Gonzaga holding -27 (-110).
Totals: The total will go over 165 (-110) for Pepperdine and the total will go under 165 (-110) for Gonzaga.
Score Prediction: 89-74, Bulldogs win.