UCSB Vs Pepperdine: College Basketball Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – December 3, 2021

Written By PlayPicks Staff on December 2, 2021

The Pepperdine Waves (3-6) will be looking to snap a three-game losing skid when hitting the road against the UCSB Gauchos (3-2) on Friday, December 3, 2021 at The Thunderdome. It airs at 10:00 PM ET. Keep reading to find betting insights and statistics to help place a wager on the Gauchos’ (-412 to win on the moneyline) matchup against the Waves (+311).

The betting trends in this article use the latest odds as of December 3, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET. Check out the table below for the latest odds for this game and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

UCSB Vs Pepperdine Betting Lines

Computer Picks

Spread Pick UCSB (-8)
Total Pick Under (137)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

UCSB Vs Pepperdine Stat Rankings (2020-21)

UCSB Avg. (Rank) Pepperdine Avg. (Rank)
76.0 (61st) Points Scored 76.5 (56th)
62.8 (20th) Points Allowed 73.7 (267th)
35.3 (171st) Rebounds 34.8 (200th)
9.6 (183rd) Off. Rebounds 8.0 (293rd)
6.7 (236th) 3pt Made 6.9 (214th)
16.1 (28th) Assists 16.3 (21st)
10.0 (333rd) Turnovers 13.1 (143rd)

UCSB Vs Pepperdine Betting Trends

  • UCSB was 14-10-0 against the spread (ATS) last season.
  • The Gauchos went 8-6 as 8-point favorites or greater last season.
  • UCSB had 11 of its 27 games hit the over last season.
  • UCSB and its opponent broke the 137-point mark 12 times last year.
  • The over/under for this game is 137 points, 1.6 more than the average point total for Gauchos games a year ago.
  • Pepperdine beat the spread 13 times in 26 games last year.
  • The Waves had an ATS record of 3-1-1 as underdogs of 8 points or more last season.
  • Last season, nine of Pepperdine’s 26 games went over the point total.
  • Pepperdine’s games finished with over 137 points scored 15 times last year.
  • The average total points scored in Waves games last year (137) is 11.3 points higher than the total for this matchup.

UCSB Impact Players

  • Amadou Sow averaged a team-best 7.7 rebounds per contest last season. He also put up 13.5 points and 0.5 assists, shooting 58% from the floor.
  • Miles Norris put up 9.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game last season, shooting 46.7% from the field and 37.3% from beyond the arc with 1.1 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Devearl Ramsey posted 7.3 points, 3.6 assists and 3 rebounds per game last year.
  • Ajare Sanni averaged 10.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per contest last year. Defensively, he posted 0.7 steals and 0 blocks.

Pepperdine Impact Players

  • Houston Mallette is posting team highs in points (12.3 per game) and assists (2.2). And he is contributing 4.7 rebounds, making 44.6% of his shots from the field and 37.0% from beyond the arc, with 2.2 triples per contest.
  • Mike Mitchell Jr. is posting a team-best 4.4 assists per contest. And he is delivering 9.2 points and 3.8 rebounds, making 40.2% of his shots from the field and 41.2% from beyond the arc, with 1.6 triples per contest.
  • Jade Smith leads the Waves in rebounding (5.0 per game), and averages 8.9 points and 2.9 assists. He also posts 1.1 steals and 0.0 blocked shots.
  • Keith Fisher III tops the Waves in rebounding (5.0 per game), and puts up 8.2 points and 1.3 assists. He also averages 0.6 steals and 0.2 blocked shots.
  • Jan Zidek is putting up 11.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.4 assists per contest, making 36.3% of his shots from the field and 31.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.4 treys per game.
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