Towson Tigers (1-1) vs Pepperdine Waves (1-1)Date : 11/16/2018
Time : 8:00 pm EST
Location : Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Towson Tigers vs Pepperdine Waves
The Towson Tigers will travel to Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu, California, to battle the Pepperdine Waves on Friday night at 8 pm EST. The Tigers are coming off a 93-66 home win over Wesleyan College as the Wolverines committed 18 turnovers while being outrebounded 40-30 for the game. Quinton Drayton led Towson in scoring with 21 points and 5 boards for the game as they also had double digit contributions from four other players in the victory as well.
The Pepperdine Waves evened their record at 1-1 with an 88-80 road loss to the Northern Colorado Bears on November 13th as the Bears not only outrebounded the Waves, but hit 13 three pointers on the night, thus sealing the win while sending Pepperdine to their first loss of the season. Both teams will be looking to bounce back in this matchup.
Towson Tigers's Latest Performance :
Towson picked up a blowout win over the Wesley College Wolverines in their last time out as Quinton Drayton scored 21 points and 5 rebounds while Nakye Sanders had 13 points along with 6 rebounds on a night where the team shot 53% from the field. The Tigers also outrebounded the Wolverines 40-30 while allowing them to shoot only 36% from the floor. In addition to this, Towson collected 18 turnovers for the game in what was a total team win. They now look to battle a Pepperdine team that certainly put the ball in the basket yet are having problems in ensuring that other teams do not do the same. With that being the case, they will be seeking to improve upon their last showing while increasing their offensive stats for the season.
Pepperdine Waves's Latest Performance :
After an opening night win, the Waves of suffered an 8-point loss to the Bears of Northern Colorado in their last outing as they were not only outrebounded by 37-31 margin, but, allowed the Bears to connect on 13 of 30 three-point attempts for the contest. Jordan Davis scored 32 points and 7 rebounds while going 4 of 7 from three-point range for Northern Colorado while reserve Cameron Edwards had 22 points and 9 rebounds in leading the Waves.
While they have had little to no trouble scoring thus far in the season, Pepperdine is allowing 77 points to their opponents while allowing them to shoot a percentage of 37% from the floor. With that being said, they will certainly be looking to further calm a struggling offensive team in the Tigers that is coming off a huge win after being blown out on the road by the Virginia Cavaliers on opening night.
How Towson Tigers & Pepperdine Waves Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Towson is 0-1 ATS while the OU is 0-1
Pepperdine is 1-0 ATS while the OU is 1-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Tigers will look to make some headway versus a Waves defense that has been known to give up point this season. Of course, Towson will certainly have to have an efficient night on the offensive end as they will need to keep up with an offensive team in the Waves. In all, look for this game to be very exiting from start to finish as it may indeed be an offensive shootout judging by their way in which their defenses have played early on
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Pepperdine Waves
My reason for the pick :
While the Waves have had issues on the defensive end, look for them to neutralize an inconsistent Towson offense that have not found their identity as of yet. With that being said, look for Pepperdine and their efficient offense to be the difference in this matchup as they will certainly make their presence felt early and often. Of course, the Tigers will keep themselves in the game by remaining competitive, however, the home team will indeed pull way late in the game.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will go with the over in this matchup as I expect the Waves to have another great night on the offensive end while its defense will certainly give up some points to their opponents as well. As stated, look for the Tigers to stay in this game until late in the second half when the Waves begin to pull away. With this being the case, look for the total to surpass it set limit in the end.
Betting trends for Towson Tigers:
- Tigers are 1-8 ATS in last nine games
- The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in last five road games
- The under is 5-2 in Tigers last seven games
Betting trends for Pepperdine Waves:
- The Waves are 8-1 ATS in last nine games
- The waves are 3-0 ATS in last three home games
- The under is 4-2 in Waves last six games