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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs South Dakota Coyotes Odds
The South Dakota Coyotes will try to cover the spread at DakotaDome on Thursday when they get a visit from the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks in NCAA basketball action.
South Dakota will face the 5-16 Mavericks, who own a 7-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Coyotes are 7-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Mavericks are 7-4 favoring the OVER.
The Coyotes were listed as 14-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Coyotes rated this week at No. 264 and the Mavericks sitting at No. 335. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-61 result in favor of the Coyotes.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Dakota's No. 301-rated squad against Nebraska Omaha's No. 337-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Dakota rates No. 75 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 189 nationally with 6 per match.
Defensively, Nebraska Omaha features the nation's No. 346-rated defense on the road, allowing 84.1 points per game. South Dakota, meanwhile, comes in at No. 39 nationally in scoring at home.
Nebraska Omaha was an 84-79 loser in its last match on the road against CS Bakersfield. The Mavericks endured an 84-79 loss at the hands of the Roadrunners on Saturday, despite a 14-point effort from John Karhoff at Rabobank Arena.
South Dakota won its last outing, a 97-78 result against Oakland on January 19. They covered in that game as a 13-point underdog. South Dakota earned a 97-78 victory over Oakland on Saturday, getting 23 points from Casey Kasperbauer at Athletics Center.
Nebraska Omaha at UMKC, Saturday, January 26
South Dakota at South Dakota State, Thursday, January 31