On Wednesday, the UCLA Bruins will return to Westwood in an effort to stabilize their season versus the Pepperdine Waves following two big defeats in Las Vegas. UCLA was the heavy favorite to come on top of the Pac-12 this season, earning the first place in the preseason media poll. On the other hand, Pepperdine comes in ranked 7th place in the WCC preseason media poll.
To get things started in the 2022-2023 college basketball season, the Bruins beat Sacramento State, then repeated the feat against Long Beach State and Norfolk State in a similar manner. The Continental Tire Main Event in Las Vegas did present a new kind of threat for UCLA, as they lost to No. 14 Illinois and No. 7 Baylor in somewhat tight matches to fall to 3-2.
For UCLA, guard Jaylen Clark is leading with 16.4 points, 8 rebounds and almost 3 steals per match. At the same time, point guard Tyger Campbell is scoring 15.4 points and 4.6 assists on average per game, while guard-forward Jaime Jaquez Jr. is scoring 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds on average. Last but not least, guard David Singleton has racked in 12.2 points per game on average, with 55.6% of the shooting coming from 3-point range.
On the other hand, the Pepperdine Waves are currently being led by coach Lorenzo Romar, who is coaching for his fifth season with the program. He got his first coaching gig with Pepperdine back in the late 1990s, before going over to Saint Louis for a three-year stint and 15 years at Washington. In the end, Lorenzo Romar is holding an impressive 449-356 career record overall.
If we take a look at the last time these two programs faced off was in 2020 in San Diego, and the Bruins went down at the half and ended up winning the match after a triple overtime. The Pepperdine Waves haven’t made the NCAA Tournament since 2002, which is a long time ago, and in 2 of their 13 trips to March Madness, the UCLA Bruins were the ones that ended up knocking them out.
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Pepperdine Waves vs UCLA Bruins Game Information
- Date: 11/23/2022
- Time: 10:30 PM ET
- Location: Pauley Pavilion-UCLALos Angeles,CA
- How to Watch Pepperdine vs UCLA: ESPN2
- Live Stream: CBS.com
Pepperdine vs UCLA Betting Lines
UCLA is –1600 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $6.25. On the other side, Pepperdine is +900according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $900.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has UCLA at a 94.12% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Pepperdine has 10% probability of finishing the game
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