Saint Mary’s Gaels vs. Pepperdine Waves: 2/22/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 22, 2021

The Pepperdine Waves (10-9) visit the Saint Mary’s Gaels (10-6) as 6-point underdogs after Colbey Ross went off for 26 points in the Waves 86-82 loss to Santa Clara. The matchup is at 6:00 PM ET on Monday, February 22, 2021. The matchup has an over/under of 135.

Betting Information

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Pepperdine Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Saint Mary’s (CA) -6 -110 -110 135 -113 -109 -265 209

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Pepperdine
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pepperdine (+6) Over (135) Saint Mary’s (CA) 73 Pepperdine 67

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Total Facts

  • In four of 16 outings (25%) this season, the Gaels and their opponents have scored no less than this matchup’s over/under of 135 points.
  • In 15 of 19 opportunities (78.9%) this season, Pepperdine and its opponents have combined to score at least 135 points.
  • These teams average a combined 143.9 points per game, 8.9 more points than the over/under of 135 set for this game.
  • Opponents of the two teams average a combined 2.7 more points per game (137.7) than this game’s over/under of 135 points.
  • The Gaels average point total in outings this season is 131.2, 3.8 points less than the total in this game.
  • The average total for Waves games this year is 15.4 more points than the point total of 135 for this outing.

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Saint Mary’s (CA) Betting Information

  • Saint Mary’s (CA) is solid against the spread, going 8-7 this season.
  • When favored by at least 6 points, the Gaels have struggled to a 2-3 record ATS this season.
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) and its opponents have converted the over just 7 times in 15 (46.7%) games this season.

Pepperdine Betting Information

  • Pepperdine has covered the spread in greater than half of its outings, going 10-6-1 ATS.
  • When they are at least 6-point underdogs, the Waves have not fared well, going 2-3 against the spread.
  • Pepperdine has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 41.2% of matchups this year (7 out of 17 contests).

Head to Head

Saint Mary’s (CA) vs Pepperdine (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/13/2021 Pepperdine -1.5 135 -123 +101 Regular Season 60-58 PEPP
3/8/2020 Saint Mary’s (CA) -8 146 -388 +295 Conference Tournament 89-82 STMRY
1/18/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 78-69 STMRY
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 72-65 STMRY
1/26/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 84-77 PEPP

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Saint Mary’s (CA) Leaders

  • The Gaels leader in points and assists is Tommy Kuhse, who scores 13.5 points per game along with 5.3 assists.
  • Kyle Bowen leads Saint Mary’s (CA) in rebounding, grabbing 6.3 boards per game while also scoring 3.7 points a contest.
  • Alex Ducas’ 1.5 threes per game leads the Gaels.
  • The Saint Mary’s (CA) steals leader is Kuhse, who averages 1.4 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Matthias Tass, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Pepperdine Leaders

  • Ross’ points (17.3 per game) and assists (7.6 per game) stat lines give him the top rebounding and assists spots on the Waves’ leaderboards.
  • Kessler Edwards’ stat line of 6.8 rebounds, 16.7 points and 1.2 assists per game helps him grab the top spot on the Pepperdine rebounding leaderboard.
  • Edwards is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Waves, hitting 1.7 threes per game.
  • Jade’ Smith (1.3 steals per game) is the steal leader for Pepperdine while Edwards (1.0 block per game) is the block leader.
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