Pepperdine at Santa Clara 1/10/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 08/21/2019 at 11:21 AM ET

Pepperdine at Santa Clara 1/10/19 - NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions

The Pepperdine Waves visit Leavey Center in Santa Clara, California on Thursday to play the Santa Clara Broncos. The Waves fell to 8-8 on the season following a 72-69 loss to San Francisco. Pepperdine led by five at the half, but could not hold the lead down the stretch. Kameron Edwards led the Waves with 19 points and 11 boards, while Jade’ Smith scored 13.

Santa Clara fell to 9-7 on the season following its 91-48 loss to Gonzaga. The Broncos trailed at the half by 23 points and were outscored after the break by 20 points. Keshawn Justice led Santa Clara in the loss with 14 points, while Josip Vrankic scored 11. The loss snapped a six-game winning streak for the Broncos. Colbey Ross leads Pepperdine in scoring and assists with averages of 18.9 points and 7.3 assists per game. Kameron Edwards is the second leading scorer and leader in rebounds with averages of 16.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Pepperdine is shooting 44.6% from the field and 36.5% from 3-point territory.

Tahj Eaddy leads Santa Clara in scoring with an average of 16.3 points per game. The leading rebounder for the Broncos is Josh Martin with an average of 9.6 per game. Trey Wertz leads the Broncos in assists with an average of 4.9 per game. Santa Clara is shooting 45.5% from the field and 36.2% form 3-point territory.

Santa Clara has controlled this matchup of late covering the number in 4 of the last 5 on its home court and 4 of the last 5 overall. The Broncos have covered each of the last 4 at home and 5 of the last 6 overall this season. Pepperdine has failed to cover 5 of its last 6 following three or more straight home games. Final Score Prediction, Santa Clara Broncos win and cover ATS 74-68.

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