Rice @ Pepperdine
What to Know
The Pepperdine Waves and the Rice Owls will face off at 10 p.m. ET November 7th at Firestone Fieldhouse to kick off their 2022 seasons. Coming off of an uninspired 7-25 last-season record, Pepperdine has set their aspirations higher this season. Likewise, last year was nothing to brag about for Rice (16-17), so the team is looking forward to a new start.
A couple last-season stats to keep an eye on: The Waves ranked 24th worst with respect to turnovers per game last year, where the squad accrued 14.7 on average (bottom 93%). Rice experienced some struggles of their own as they were ninth worst when it came to takeaways last season, with the team coming up with only 10.2 on average. So maybe these sore spots will just cancel each other out if things haven't changed too much in the offseason.
Pepperdine has the odds in their favor, so they'll need to guard against complacency. A win is hardly a sure thing, especially this early in the season, so expect a good game.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 10 p.m. ET
- Where: Firestone Fieldhouse -- Malibu, California
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $45.00
The Waves are a 5-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Waves, as the game opened with the Waves as a 3.5-point favorite.
Rice won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
- Nov 09, 2021 - Rice 82 vs. Pepperdine 63