The George Washington Colonials will try to bounce back from a loss to Washington State when they face the Pepperdine Waves on Friday night during the 2022 Diamond Head Classic. George Washington held a 1-point lead with less than 10 seconds remaining, but Washington State knocked down a 3-pointer in the final seconds. Pepperdine lost for the fourth time in five games on Thursday, falling to Hawaii in a 76-70 final.
Tip-off is set for 10 p.m. ET. The Waves are favored by 3 points in the latest Pepperdine vs. George Washington odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 151. Before entering any George Washington vs. Pepperdine picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Pepperdine vs. George Washington. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Pepperdine vs. George Washington:
- Pepperdine vs. George Washington spread: Pepperdine -3
- Pepperdine vs. George Washington over/under: 151 points
- Pepperdine vs. George Washington money line: Pepperdine -160, George Washington +140
- Pepperdine vs. George Washington picks: See picks here
Why Pepperdine can cover
George Washington has now lost three of its last four games, as its neutral-site struggles continued on Thursday. The Colonials have now covered the spread just twice in their last eight neutral-site games, falling to Washington State in the first round of this event. They were terrible from beyond the arc against the Cougars, converting on just 3 of 18 3-point tries.
Pepperdine played a close game against host Hawaii, outscoring the Warriors by eight points in the second half to make it a tight finish. The Waves are led by sophomore forward Maxwell Lewis, who is scoring 18.8 points and grabbing 5.9 rebounds per game. Sophomore guard Houston Mallette is adding 14.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.4 assists, while sophomore guard Mike Mitchell Jr. (11.2) and freshman forward Jevon Porter (10.3) are both in double figures as well.
Why George Washington can cover
George Washington is coming off a loss to Washington State, but the Colonials were leading in the final seconds prior to a 3-pointer from the Cougars. Washington State failed to cover the 4.5-point spread in a game that was close from start to finish. Senior guard Brendan Adams led George Washington with 17 points in the loss, but he had four teammates score in double figures as well.
Senior guard James Bishop IV has been George Washington's leading scorer this season, averaging 21.1 points and 5.2 assists per game. Adams (16.9) and senior forward Ricky Lindo Jr. (10.5) are both averaging double digits too. The Colonials have more experience than Pepperdine, which gives them an edge in the second game of an event like this one.
How to make George Washington vs. Pepperdine picks
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