Money Line Pick
The Pepperdine Waves are one of the streakiest teams in college basketball. Only once this entire season have they gone win-loss-win or loss-win-loss. The Waves won three straight, lost five straight, won four straight, lost three straight, won two straight, and then lost once before winning twice more in a row. Hence the good version of Pepperdine is currently on the table. Colbey Ross has reached his season average (20.0 ppg) in five of the past six games. The BYU Cougars have dropped two of their past three outings and may be looking ahead to a date with Saint Mary’s on Saturday. Pepperdine is 5-1 ATS in its last six on the road, 22-8 ATS in its last 30 against opponents with winning percentages over .600, and 4-0 ATS in its last four on the road against opponents with winning home records. It is also worth noting that the underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings between the two teams. Roll with the WAVES.
Over Under Pick
Ross is red hot for Pepperdine and gets plenty of help from Kameron Edwards (16.9 ppg) along with Kessler Edwards (13.8 ppg). The winning team has scored at least 83 points in five of BYU’s past six contests. The over is 4-0-1 in the Waves’ last five overall, 8-3 in their last 11 on the road, and 5-1 in their last six against opponents with winning records. It is also 5-1 in the Cougars’ last six overall and 4-1 in their last five at home. The OVER is the way to go.