By Wally Jeter
Just saw the Pilots -4.5 favorites vs Pepperdine this afternoon. Pepperdine beat us by 11 on the road earlier in the season (beat us both times last year) and have lost their last 2 to the Zags and St. Mary's. They have a very similar record to us and are 1 notch above us in the WCC standings. My first instinct is to go with Pepperdine because that's a decent amount of points to give up, especially since Kevin Bailey (our leading scorer) most likely will not be playing. Then again it's Senior night, so last home game for Nicholas and Thieleke, is that enough of an incentive for them to play well? I think the Pilots will win but not cover so take the points.
Pilots Courtside bet: Pepperdine +4.5
(Season record on Courtside Bets 9-4)
BTW, more articles on our Seniors to come next week!