Against The Spread Pick
The #2 ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs take on the unranked Pepperdine Waves tonight in what looks like will be a completely lopsided game. Gonzaga sits at an impressive 25-1 record this season while Pepperdine is 14-12. The two teams played earlier this season and Gonzaga struggled to put Pepperdine away, only winning by five, 75-70. Do not let that stop you from taking Gonzaga however, as they are the #2 ranked team closing in on the #1, and have won 18 games in a row. Gonzaga also holds the top spot for point differential this season and their point differential is +17.3 points in the past three games. Pepperdine has gone 3-2 in their last five games, including a 23-point loss to BYU. Expect Gonzaga to start off strong and never look back. Take Gonzaga in tonight’s game.
Over Under Pick
Both teams rank in the top-25 in scoring in the nation, with Gonzaga being #1, averaging 88 points per game on the season. Pepperdine is not too far behind at number 25 this season. The over could be an interesting pick in this game with both teams having top-25 scoring seasons, however, don’t expect Pepperdine to put up 77 points against the 20th ranked defense and the #2 overall team. Gonzaga is looking to catch Baylor for the top spot in the AP poll, expect them to buckle down on defense. Take the under tonight.