idaho state vs pepperdine ncaab prediction

NCAAB Idaho State vs Pepperdine Prediction 11/28/2023

The Idaho State Bengals (1-3) travel to face off against the Pepperdine Waves (2-5) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu and televised on ESPN+. Idaho State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Pepperdine is looking to get back on track from a loss to the New Mexico. Tip-off is set for 10:00 ET.

Idaho State Bengals vs Pepperdine Waves

The Idaho State Bengals Are Coming Off A Win

So far, Idaho State has a record of 1-3 after four games. In the previous ten games on the road, which includes last year, Idaho State went 3-7. As of today’s game, Idaho State has a current against the spread (ATS) record of 1-3 this season. Looking back over their previous ten games, including those from last season, Idaho State has gone 5-3 vs. the spread.

Idaho State’s games have, on average, featured 123.8 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-2-1. Their average over/under line is currently 130.9 points so far. The Bengals have an over/under record of 0-1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 71 points per game.

The Pepperdine Waves Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Pepperdine is coming into their 8th game of the season with a 2-5 overall record. Over their previous ten home games, which includes last year, Pepperdine has gone 0-10. Heading into today’s game, Pepperdine has a 2-5 record against the spread. Over their last five games, the team is 2-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Pepperdine have had an average of 149.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 153.4 points. Their over/under record is 4-3-0. When assessing the Waves’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 79 points per game.

Idaho State Offense Breakdown

The Idaho State offense is coming off a game where they scored 69 points against Campbell. They posted a field goal percentage of 42.4% and connected on 7 threes. Kolton Mitchell led the scoring for the Bengals, contributing 18 points. Additionally, Kiree Huie chipped in with 14 points.

Brayden Parker (C) 11.5 5.8 1.0
Miguel Tomley (G) 9.7 2.8 2.0
Isaiah Griffin (F) 9.7 5.7 0.5

Pepperdine Offense Breakdown

In their previous game, the Waves’ offense finished with 71 points, which is right in line with their current average of 74.9 points per contest. Offensively, the Waves hold a season-long field goal percentage of 45%, placing them 167th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 100th in terms of percentage and 227th in three-pointers made.

Houston Mallette (G) 19.4 3.5 1.6
Michael Ajayi (G) 17.9 11.0 2.2
Malik Moore (G) 10.6 2.1 2.6

Idaho State Team Defense

At present, the Bengals’ defense is nationally ranked 5th, allowing 57.3 points per game. In their previous game vs. Campbell, the Fighting Camels finished with a field goal percentage of 44% and a total of 55 points vs. Idaho State.

Pepperdine Team Defense

On defense, Pepperdine is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 73.4 points per game. In today’s game vs. Idaho State, the Pepperdine defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Pepperdine made 17 free-throws vs. the Waves.

Bengals vs Waves Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Idaho State has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 62 per game. The team went 1-4 overall in these games.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Pepperdine has an ATS mark of 4-6. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-10 while averaging 74 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Bengals have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Waves have an ATS mark of just 4-6 in their last ten games. Pepperdine posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.

Bengals vs Waves Prediction

As the underdogs with a spread of +7.5, we recommend going with the Bengals on the point spread. We not only see them covering the spread but also have a strong likelihood of winning this one outright, especially if you’re seeking a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 140.5, and our model predicts the Bengals and Waves to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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