The Saint Mary’s Gaels (10-6) host the Pepperdine Waves (10-9) after losing three home games in a row. The Gaels are favored by 5.5 points in the matchup, which begins at 6:00 PM ET on Monday, February 22, 2021. The matchup’s over/under is set at 135.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 22, 2021, 2:19 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Waves (+5.5)

The DraftKings line for this matchup is within 0.2 points of the model. Stay away from this one.

Pick OU:
Over (135)

The model predicts a total 5.0 points higher than the one set by DraftKings for this matchup.

Prediction: Saint Mary’s (CA) 73, Pepperdine 67

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.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Gaels have an average implied point total of 71.9 this season, which is 1.9 points higher than their implied total in Monday’s game (70).
  • Saint Mary’s (CA) will try to surpass its implied point total for this matchup (70) for the sixth time this season.
  • The 79-point average implied total on the season for the Waves is 14 more points than the team’s 65-point implied total in this matchup.
  • This season, Pepperdine has scored more than this game’s implied total of 65 points 14 times.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Saint Mary’s (CA) and Pepperdine Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Gaels 8-7 3-4 7-8
Waves 10-6-1 2-3 7-9-1

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games

Saint Mary’s (CA)

Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/18/2021 Gonzaga Loss 87-65 2/20/2021 Santa Clara Loss 86-82
2/13/2021 Pepperdine Loss 60-58 2/13/2021 Saint Mary’s (CA) Win 60-58
1/23/2021 San Francisco Win 67-63 2/10/2021 San Francisco Win 76-68
1/21/2021 Loyola Marymount (CA) Win 65-61 2/6/2021 Portland Win 91-70
1/16/2021 Gonzaga Loss 73-59 1/30/2021 Gonzaga Loss 97-75

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