The No. 14 Arizona Wildcats (6-0) take on the Pepperdine Waves (3-3) in the Wooden Legacy at Anaheim Convention Center. The game starts at 11 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 28, 2019, and will air on ESPN2.
Pepperdine Waves vs. Arizona Wildcats ATS Prediction
In the Waves’ last game, they were beaten by the Sacramento State Hornets, 77-72. Sacramento State’s rebounding was their biggest strength. The Hornets had 14 offensive rebounds and 42 total rebounds, while the Waves had nine and 31, respectively. Pepperdine’s Kessler Edwards played well, recording 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The Wildcats easily got past the Long Beach State Beach in their last game, 104-67. The Wildcats had an extraordinary effective field goal percentage of 0.672 (above their season average of 0.573), while the Beach had a turnover percentage of 24.1 (above their season average of 21.0). Nico Mannion was the game’s high scorer with 22 points on 6-for-11 shooting from the field.
Second-chance points might be scarce for Pepperdine in this matchup. The Waves rank 284th in offensive rebounding percentage (25.3 percent), while Arizona ranks 94th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.9 percent) dating back to the 2018-19 season.
Pepperdine vs. Arizona ATS Pick
Pick: ATS Winner – Pepperdine, O/U – Over
Arizona ranks 55th in assists allowed per game (11.3) while Pepperdine ranks 263rd (14.6).
The Wildcats rank 23rd in steals allowed per game (5.1) while the Waves rank 164th (6.3).
Arizona ranks 189th in rebounds per game (35.1) while Pepperdine ranks 298th (31.8).
The Waves rank 200th in blocks per game (2.8) while the Wildcats rank 227th (2.5).