Pepperdine Waves vs. Santa Clara Broncos: 2/20/2021 Matchup Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 21, 2021

Josip Vrankic leads the Santa Clara Broncos (9-5) against the Pepperdine Waves (10-8) after putting up 25 points in a 71-60 loss to San Diego. The Broncos are 3-point underdogs in the game on Saturday, February 20, 2021, which tips at 6:00 PM ET. The over/under for the matchup is set at 143.

Betting Information

Pepperdine vs Santa Clara Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Pepperdine -3 -112 -110 143 -109 -112 -160 131

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Computer picks for Pepperdine vs Santa Clara
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Pepperdine (-3) Under (143) Pepperdine 72 Santa Clara 68

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Total Facts

  • The Waves and their opponents have combined for 143 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 11 of 18 games (61.1%) this year.
  • Santa Clara has combined with its opponents to score more than 143 points in four of 14 opportunities (28.6%) this year.
  • The Waves and the Broncos combine to average 0.6 fewer points per game than the total of 143 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 139.9 points per game, 3.1 fewer than the point total for this matchup.
  • The average point total in Waves games this season is 6.4 more points than the total of 143 in this matchup.
  • Broncos games this season have averaged an over/under of 132.9 points, 10.1 less than the point total in this matchup.

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Pepperdine Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Pepperdine has been strong this season, posting a 10-5-1 record.
  • The Waves have posted a winning record of 5-4 against the spread when the spread is -3 or bigger.
  • The Waves have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 6 of 16 games (37.5%).

Santa Clara Betting Information

  • Santa Clara has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 5-7 ATS.
  • When they are at least 3-point underdogs, the Broncos have not fared well, going 3-4 against the spread.
  • In 6 out of Santa Clara’s 12 games this year, (50%) the teams have combined to hit the over.

Head to Head

Pepperdine vs Santa Clara (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/6/2020 Pepperdine -2.5 151 -158 +115 Conference Tournament 84-73 PEPP
2/6/2020 Pepperdine -3.5 157 -162 +133 Regular Season 91-77 PEPP
1/23/2020 Santa Clara -4 155 -191 +153 Regular Season 90-86 PEPP
2/7/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 79-71 SANCLR
1/10/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 67-64 SANCLR

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Pepperdine Leaders

  • Kessler Edwards leads the Waves in scoring and rebounding, putting up 17.0 points and 6.9 boards per game.
  • Pepperdine’s best passer is Colbey Ross, who averages 7.7 assists per game to go with his 16.8 PPG scoring average.
  • Edwards’ 1.8 threes per game leads the Waves.
  • Jade’ Smith is Pepperdine’s leader in steals, averaging 1.3 steals per game, while Edwards leads them in blocks with 1.1 per contest.

Santa Clara Leaders

  • Vrankic records 14.7 points and 8.5 rebounds per game for the Broncos, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
  • Jalen Williams dishes out 2.3 assists per game, the most assists on the Broncos.
  • Keshawn Justice leads the Broncos in three-point shooting with an average of 1.5 made threes per game.
  • Santa Clara’s leader in steals is Vrankic with 1.1 per game, and its leader in blocks is Jaden Bediako with 1.5 per game.
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