Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Pepperdine Waves: 1/14/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on January 14, 2021

The No. 1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (11-0) will try to build on an 11-game winning streak when they host the Pepperdine Waves (4-5) on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at McCarthey Athletic Center as heavy, 25.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET on ESPN. The matchup has an over/under set at 164 points.

Betting Information

Gonzaga vs Pepperdine Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Gonzaga -25.5 -112 -110 164 -108 -113 -30000 3000

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Computer picks for Gonzaga vs Pepperdine
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pepperdine (+25.5) Under (164) Gonzaga 92 Pepperdine 68

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Total Facts

  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have combined to score more than 164 points in 63.6% of their games this season (seven of 11 opportunities).
  • Pepperdine has played in two games this season (out of nine total matchups — 22.2% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 164 points.
  • The Bulldogs and the Waves combine to average 10.9 more points per game than the total of 164 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 16.6 less points per game (147.4) than this game’s total of 164 points.
  • The average total the Bulldogs have had set in matchups this season is 6.8 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average total in Waves games this season is 12.6 less points than the point total of 164 for this outing.

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Gonzaga Betting Information

  • Gonzaga has been strong against the spread, going 6-5 on the season.
  • When favored by at least 25.5 points, the Bulldogs have struggled to a 1-4 record ATS this season.
  • The Bulldogs and their opponents have gone over the total in 7 of 11 games (63.6%) this season.

Pepperdine Betting Information

  • Pepperdine has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 3-4 ATS.
  • Pepperdine and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their games this season — 3 of 7 (42.9%).

Head to Head

Gonzaga vs Pepperdine (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/15/2020 Gonzaga -16 161.5 -2166 +933 Regular Season 89-77 GNZG
1/4/2020 Gonzaga -21 163 -5000 +1475 Regular Season 75-70 GNZG
2/21/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 92-64 GNZG

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Gonzaga Leaders

  • Corey Kispert leads the Bulldogs in scoring, tallying 21.1 points per game to go with 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.
  • Joel Ayayi leads Gonzaga in rebounding, averaging 8.1 per game, while Jalen Suggs leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.1 in each contest.
  • Kispert makes more threes per game than any other member of the Bulldogs, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.9 per contest.
  • Suggs and Anton Watson lead Gonzaga on the defensive end, with Suggs leading the team in steals averaging 2.6 per game and Watson in blocks averaging 1.0 per contest.

Pepperdine Leaders

  • Colbey Ross racks up 19.0 points and tacks on 7.2 assists per game, putting him at the top of the Waves’ leaderboards in those statistics.
  • Kessler Edwards is at the top of the Pepperdine rebounding leaderboard with 5.9 rebounds per game. He also racks up 17.2 points and tacks on 1.4 assists per game.
  • Ross provides the most three-point shooting production for the Waves. He makes 2.0 threes per game.
  • Kene Chukwuka (1.5 steals per game) is the steal leader for Pepperdine while Edwards (1.3 blocks per game) is the block leader.
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