The West Coast Conference Tournament’s first round is set to take place on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. PT at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. The game will see the tenth-seeded Pepperdine Waves face off against the seventh-seeded Pacific Tigers, with Pepperdine predicted to win by two points, and the total game score set at 160 points.
Pepperdine’s season has been underwhelming, having only won two out of sixteen WCC games, and they have lost four consecutive games, with just one win in their last five games. In their last game, they suffered a loss to Loyola Marymount. Pepperdine averages 78.2 points per game with a shooting percentage of 46.4%, including 36.6% from three-point range. They average 33.3 rebounds per game, but their defense is weak, allowing 81.2 points per game.
In contrast, Pacific won their last game against Portland and has won two out of their previous five games, with a total of seven wins in the WCC this season.
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During the regular season, Pacific defeated Pepperdine twice, with scores of 80-75 and 81-73 on January 7 and February 2, respectively. Pacific has won 40 games in the all-time series between the two teams, while Pepperdine has won 30. Pacific averages 76.0 points per game with a shooting percentage of 45.1%, including 39.3% from beyond the arc. They average 27.9 rebounds per game, and their defense is also weak, allowing 77.9 points per game.
Despite being the lowest-ranked team in the West Coast Conference, the Pepperdine Waves come in as favorites according to the oddsmakers and will be looking to end their negative streak of 4 consecutive games without a win. On the other hand, the Pacific Tigers will try to repeat their good performance in their last game against the Portland Pilots and increase their winning streak to 2 games.
Pepperdine Waves vs Pacific Tigers Game Information
- Date: 03/02/2023
- Time: 11:30 PM ET
- Location: Orleans Arena.
- How to Watch Pepperdine vs Pacific: CBS Sports
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Pepperdine vs Pacific Betting Lines
Pacific is +120 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $120. On the other side, Pepperdine is –140 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $71.43.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Pacific at a 45.45% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pepperdine has 58.33% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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