Pepperdine Waves @ Colorado Buffaloes
Current Records: Pepperdine 4-5, Colorado 5-2
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, December 3, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: CU Events Center -- Boulder, Colorado
- TV: Pac-12 Networks
- Follow: CBS Sports App
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- Ticket Cost: $12.00
What to Know
The Pepperdine Waves will head out on the road to face off against the Colorado Buffaloes at 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at CU Events Center. Pepperdine might want some stickum for this match since the team gave up seven turnovers on Tuesday.
Pepperdine can finally bid farewell to their four-game losing streak thanks to their game. They enjoyed a cozy 77-62 victory over the Bengals. With that win, Pepperdine brought their scoring average up to 75.1 points per game.
Among those leading the charge was Michael Ajayi, who dropped a double-double on 25 points and 10 rebounds. Another player making a difference was Jalen Pitre, who scored 16 points along with 9 rebounds.
Meanwhile, Colorado pushed their score all the way to 83 on Wednesday, but even that wasn't enough to win. They took a 88-83 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Rams. Colorado found out winning isn't easy when you don't work as a unit and rack up ten fewer assists than your opponent.
The losing side was boosted by KJ Simpson, who scored 30 points. Less helpful for Colorado was Tristan da Silva's abysmal 0-5 three-point shooting.
The Waves have yet to lose a contest at home this season, leaving them with a 4-5 record. Those victories were due in large part to their offensive dominance across that stretch, as they averaged 80.0 points per game. As for the Buffaloes, their loss dropped their record down to 5-2.
Pepperdine is hoping to beat the odds on Sunday, as the experts think they're headed for a loss. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a four-game streak of failing to cover when playing as the underdog.
Sunday's contest is shaping up to be a masterclass in shooting: Pepperdine has themselves a killer kicker this season, having drained 46.9% of their shots per game. However, it's not like Colorado struggles in that department as they've nailed 51.3% of theirs this season. Given these competing strengths, it'll be interesting to see how their clash plays out. Check CBS Sports after the action for a full breakdown of the game and more NCAA Basketball content.
Colorado is a big 18.5-point favorite against Pepperdine, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Buffaloes, as the game opened with the Buffaloes as a 17-point favorite.
The over/under is set at 152 points.