Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Pepperdine Waves, West Coast conference game. The best in the country plays in the neutral zone with the third worst record in the conference. The Bulldogs # 1 still do not lose in the conference, also without defeats at home. The Bulldogs have had an almost perfect season, only two defeats throughout the year but they are still favorites to win the title this season. The Pepperdines have only two victories on the road, the team has been a disaster all season, but luckily they are not last in the conference.
Gonzaga Bulldogs: The title is the ultimate goal.
The Bulldogs are number one in the AP poll with 29 wins and only two losses. The only defeats were against teams from other conferences such as Tennessee 73-76 and North Carolina 90-103. This season the Bulldogs have played four times in the neutral zone with three wins and only three defeats. The defeat was against Tennessee. The victories in neutral zone were against Duke 89-87, Arizona 91-74 and Illinois 84-78.
In the neutral zone the Bulldogs are scoring an average of 84.2 points per game, 30.50 FG points, 63.8% free throw shots, 8.25 three pointers with 17.00 assists. The defense allows an average of 78.8 points in neutral, 27.00 FG points, 8.50 three pointers with 11.00 assists.
The ATS record is 2-2-0 in neutral, the two wins in the spread were against Duke +7.5 and Arizona -10 points in the spread. In the last game in neutral zone was against Tennessee and the team lost and could not complete -3.5 in the spread. The other spread was lost against Illinois, the Bulldogs won the game but could not complete -15.5 in the spread.
Pepperdine Waves: Positive in neutral.
The Waves this season have nothing to prove, the record is negative in the conference with six wins and ten losses. The Waves are eighth in the conference, but they are better than Portland with zero wins and 16 losses. In neutral zone the Waves have a single defeat in six games, the performance has been spectacular with four games without losing until now. The only defeat was against Georgia Southern 78-88.
In the neutral zone the Waves are scoring an average of 76.0 points per game, 26.67 FG points, 82.3% free throw shots, 9.00 three pointers and 15.00 assists. The defense allows up to 70.5 points per game, 26.67 FG points, 7.00 three pointers and 12.67 assists.
The ATS record is 5-1-0, without losing games in the last four and completing each of those spread. Only in one of those four games the Waves were favorites with -1.5 against Pacific. The Wavecs have never won against the Bulldogs, 26-0 in the history, this is the second game in the neutral zone.
My Free Pick & Prediction for Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Pepperdine Waves 03/11/2019 is: take the Pepperdine Waves +23.5 (Point Spread).
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