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college-basketball - Fri 01/15 | 2:00 AM UTC | McCarthey Athletic Center |

Pepperdine @ Gonzaga

Odds by William Hill Sportsbook
ATS
GONZAG -27
-25.5
Over / Under
167.5
164.5
ML
GONZAG -7000
-4000

Matchup breakdown

Pepperdine
Gonzaga
PROJ SCORE
3-6
W-L
13-0
5-4
ATS W-L
6-6
3-6
O/U
7-6
-4.8
PT DIFF
22.8
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Past Expert Picks

Micah Roberts

Former Vegas Bookmaker
Thu 1/14

Pepperdine @ Gonzaga | 01/15 | 2:00 AM UTC

Gonzaga -27

LOSS

This will be Pepperdine’s first WCC game of the season, while the undefeated Zags are playing their fourth. The Zags are taking smart shots as usual and hitting 55.6 percent. This is the highest I can remember from a Gonzaga squad, but their defensive pressure isn’t as good as past teams. Pepperdine has been getting gutted by teams like Northridge, UCSB and Bakersfield -- 0-3 ATS their last three lined games. Look for the Zags to cover the big number Thursday.

+1259 17-4 IN LAST 21 CBB ATS PICKS

Matt Severance

Severance Pays
Thu 1/14

Pepperdine @ Gonzaga | 01/15 | 2:00 AM UTC

Pepperdine +27

WIN

Needless to say, who wins this game isn't in question. The Waves haven't played since Dec. 23 -- hey, well-rested! -- due to COVID issues. The lone reason I am taking so many points is that the Zags might be looking ahead to their annual toughest WCC game of the season: At Saint Mary's on Saturday. Coach Mark Few will get his starters out as early as possible in this one to gear up for the Gaels. Pepperdine is 4-1 ATS in the past five meetings.

+810 39-28 IN LAST 67 CBB ATS PICKS

Bill Marzano

Veteran Handicapper
Thu 1/14

Pepperdine @ Gonzaga | 01/15 | 2:00 AM UTC

Gonzaga -27

LOSS

The Gonzaga Bulldogs lead the nation in scoring, averaging just over 96 points per game. They have size, depth and athleticism, but have struggled on defense. Still, the Bulldogs have played some tough opponents already and cruised to easy victories. Gonzaga has dominated Pepperdine, winning 39 straight matchups. The Waves haven't won at Gonzaga since 1998 and their last win over the Bulldogs was in 2002. Gonzaga should own the boards and will control this game from start to finish. Points should be plentiful.

Pepperdine

SCORINGMINPTSREBAST3PMFTM
C. RossColbey Ross3618.73.47.01.85.9
K. EdwardsKessler Edwards3212.95.51.21.62.5
J. SmithJade' Smith278.24.12.00.61.4
J. ZidekJan Zidek177.81.70.31.41.4
K. ChukwukaKene Chukwuka215.53.30.60.51.2
S. AltmanSedrick Altman265.22.81.70.20.8
A. BallAndre Ball174.02.20.40.40.2
M. DengMajok Deng153.61.40.60.40.8
D. PolkDarryl Polk Jr.173.01.71.40.40.6

PLAYERS LISTED AS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:

No Key Player Injuries
*Questionable players are included in the projection.

Gonzaga

SCORINGMINPTSREBAST3PMFTM
D. TimmeDrew Timme2415.95.72.00.13.0
C. KispertCorey Kispert2915.34.02.12.21.9
J. SuggsJalen Suggs2714.04.95.01.32.3
A. NembhardAndrew Nembhard3111.53.26.70.91.8
J. AyayiJoel Ayayi259.65.73.40.81.0
A. CookAaron Cook238.42.13.00.71.5
A. WatsonAnton Watson207.63.71.60.11.9
O. BalloOumar Ballo94.51.80.20.01.1
J. StrawtherJulian Strawther94.01.30.00.10.9
D. HarrisDominick Harris103.50.90.70.31.0

PLAYERS LISTED AS OUT OR DOUBTFUL:

No Key Player Injuries
*Questionable players are included in the projection.

last updated: 01/14/2021 22:48 GMT