Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga odds
Spread: Gonzaga -20.5
Moneyline: Gonzaga -3500, Pepperdine +1400
The Zags are on a six-game win streak after a one-point loss to Baylor in early December. Their most recent win was a 120-42 blowout against Eastern Oregon that saw them shoot 70% from the field. They bring a top-10 scoring offense to the court, averaging 85.1 points per game, led by Drew Timme with 21.8 points per game.
The Waves sit in the middle of the West Coast Conference, coming off a loss against Iona in which Pepperdine shot 38.7% from the field and just 20.8% from the perimeter. The last time the Waves faced a ranked opponent (No. 11 UCLA), they lost 100-53.
The Pick: Gonzaga -20.5
Pepperdine does not have the talent or size necessary to keep up with Timme’s Bulldogs. This should be a walk in the park for Gonzaga.