Saint Mary’s Gaels (12-4, 0-1 WCC) at Pepperdine Waves (6-11, 0-2 WCC)
Malibu, California; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pepperdine -12.5; over/under is 135.5
BOTTOM LINE: Pepperdine hosts Saint Mary’s (CA) in a matchup of WCC teams.
The Waves are 6-3 on their home court. Pepperdine is 3-7 in games decided by 10 points or more.
The Gaels are 0-1 in WCC play. Saint Mary’s (CA) ranks seventh in the WCC with 32.2 rebounds per game led by Kyle Bowen averaging 6.6.
The Waves and Gaels face off Thursday for the first time in WCC play this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Houston Mallette is shooting 36.2% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Waves, while averaging 11.6 points. Jan Zidek is averaging 8.7 points over the past 10 games for Pepperdine.
Tommy Kuhse is averaging 9.8 points and 3.1 assists for the Gaels. Matthias Tass is averaging 9.5 points over the last 10 games for Saint Mary’s (CA).
LAST 10 GAMES: Waves: 4-6, averaging 70.8 points, 34.3 rebounds, 16.0 assists, 6.0 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 40.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 76.2 points per game.
Gaels: 6-4, averaging 63.3 points, 31.3 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 44.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 59.6 points.
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.