BYU Cougars vs. Pepperdine Waves: 1/23/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 23, 2021

The BYU Cougars (11-2) are heavily favored (-11.5) to continue a six-game win streak when they host the Pepperdine Waves (6-6) at 10:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Marriott Center. The matchup airs on ESPN2. The over/under is set at 148.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

BYU vs Pepperdine Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
BYU -11.5 -110 -110 148.5 -109 -112 -835 525

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Computer picks for BYU vs Pepperdine
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
BYU (-11.5) Under (148.5) BYU 80 Pepperdine 68

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Total Facts

  • In 23.1% of their games this season (three of 13 chances), the Cougars and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s point total of 148.5 points.
  • In six of 12 outings (50%) this season, Pepperdine has combined with its opponents to score more than 148.5 points.
  • The two teams average a combined 7.2 more points per game (155.7) than this game’s over/under of 148.5 points.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 8.8 less points per game (139.7) than this matchup’s total of 148.5 points.
  • The Cougars average point total in matchups this season is 143.2, 5.3 points less than the over/under in this game.
  • The average total for Waves games this year is 3.7 more points than the point total of 148.5 in this outing.

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BYU Betting Information

  • The Cougars have been solid against the spread this season, earning an 8-3 record.
  • The Cougars fare well when favored by at least 11.5 points, posting a 3-1 record against the spread.
  • BYU and its opponents have converted the over just 5 times in 11 (45.5%) games this season.

Pepperdine Betting Information

  • Pepperdine has a winning record against the spread, going 6-4 ATS (covering 60.0% of the time).
  • When they are at least 11.5-point underdogs, the Waves have a record ATS of 1-1.
  • The Waves and their opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this year — 4 of 10 (40%).

Head to Head

BYU vs Pepperdine (Last 2 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/29/2020 BYU -7.5 155.5 -351 +267 Regular Season 81-64 BYU
1/30/2020 BYU -13.5 155 -1210 +709 Regular Season 107-80 BYU

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BYU Leaders

  • Alex Barcello leads the Cougars in points and assists per game, scoring 15.9 points and distributing 4.5 assists.
  • Caleb Lohner leads BYU in rebounding, grabbing 6.7 rebounds per game while also scoring 5.8 points a contest.
  • The Cougars get the most three-point shooting production out of Barcello, who makes 2.2 threes per game.
  • Brandon Averette is the Cougars leader in steals, averaging 0.9 steals per game, while Matt Haarms leads them in blocks with 1.9 per contest.

Pepperdine Leaders

  • The Waves’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Kessler Edwards with 18.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game.
  • Pepperdine’s assist leader is Colbey Ross with 7.8 per game. He also scores 15.9 points per game and adds 3.9 rebounds per game.
  • Edwards contributes the most three-point shooting production for the Waves. He knocks down 2.2 threes per game.
  • Pepperdine’s leader in steals is Jade’ Smith (1.3 per game), and its leader in blocks is Edwards (1.5 per game).
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