BYU Cougars vs. Pepperdine Waves: 1/27/2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

Written by on January 27, 2021

The BYU Cougars (12-2) are 5.5-point favorites as they try to continue a seven-game winning streak when they visit the Pepperdine Waves (6-7) on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Firestone Fieldhouse. The game airs at 3:00 PM ET. The over/under is set at 147 in the matchup.

Betting Information

BYU vs Pepperdine Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
BYU -5.5 -113 -110 147 -108 -113 -245 195

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Total Facts

  • The Cougars and their opponents have totaled at least 147 points — this matchup’s over/under — in four of 14 outings (28.6%) this year.
  • In six of 13 games (46.2%) this season, Pepperdine and its opponents have combined to score at least 147 points.
  • The two teams average a combined six more points per game (153) than this game’s over/under of 147 points.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 138.2 points per game, 8.8 less than the point total in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Cougars have had set in matchups this season is 5.5 less points than this outing’s point total.
  • Waves games this season have averaged an over/under of 149.6 points, 2.6 more than the point total in this matchup.

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BYU Betting Information

  • The Cougars have been solid against the spread this season, earning an 8-3-1 record.
  • The Cougars fare well when favored by at least 5.5 points, posting a 3-1-1 record against the spread.
  • The Cougars have combined with their opponents to go over the total in 5 of 12 contests this season, a rate of 41.7%

Pepperdine Betting Information

  • Pepperdine has a 6-4-1 record against the spread, covering in 54.5% of their outings.
  • The Waves have not fared well as a 5.5-point underdog, going 1-3 against the spread when they are at least 5.5-point underdogs.
  • Pepperdine has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 36.4% of matchups this season (4 out of 11 opportunities).

Head to Head

BYU vs Pepperdine (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
1/23/2021 BYU -11 152.5 -706 +477 Regular Season 65-54 BYU
2/29/2020 BYU -7.5 155.5 -351 +267 Regular Season 81-64 BYU
1/30/2020 BYU -13.5 155 -1210 +709 Regular Season 107-80 BYU

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BYU Leaders

  • Alex Barcello leads the Cougars in points and assists per game, scoring 15.1 points and distributing 4.6 assists.
  • Caleb Lohner leads BYU in rebounding, grabbing 6.5 boards per game while also scoring 5.4 points a contest.
  • Barcello makes more threes per game than any other member of the Cougars, knocking down shots from beyond the arc at a clip of 2.1 per contest.
  • Brandon Averette is the Cougars leader in steals, averaging 0.9 steals per game, while Matt Haarms leads them in blocks with 2.1 per contest.

Pepperdine Leaders

  • The Waves’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Kessler Edwards with 18.3 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
  • Pepperdine’s assist leader is Colbey Ross with 7.5 per game. He also scores 16.3 points per game and grabs 3.8 rebounds per game.
  • Edwards provides the most three-point shooting production for the Waves. He knocks down 2.1 threes per game.
  • The Waves’ leader in steals is Ross with 1.5 per game, and Edwards is their leader in blocks with 1.4 per game.
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