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Alabama State @ Pepperdine

Current Records: Alabama State 2-8; Pepperdine 3-8

What to Know

The Alabama State Hornets will take on the Pepperdine Waves at 6 p.m. ET Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse. Pepperdine should still be riding high after a win, while the Hornets will be looking to right the ship.

Alabama State came up short against the Samford Bulldogs on Wednesday, falling 74-64.

Meanwhile, the San Jose State Spartans typically have all the answers at home, but on Monday the Waves proved too difficult a challenge. Pepperdine enjoyed a cozy 82-69 victory over SJSU. Pepperdine's forward Keith Fisher III looked sharp as he had 21 points in addition to seven rebounds.

The Hornets have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 12.50 point spread they are up against. However, those who like betting on the underdog should be happy to hear that they are 5-2 against the spread when expected to lose.

Alabama State is now 2-8 while the Waves sit at 3-8. Pepperdine is 0-2 after wins this year, and Alabama State is 1-6 after losses.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Firestone Fieldhouse -- Malibu, California
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $36.23

Odds

The Waves are a big 12.5-point favorite against the Hornets, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 12.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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Series History

This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.