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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs Denver Pioneers Odds
The Denver Pioneers will hit the floor running against the visiting Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
The Pioneers sport records of 2-5 and 0-5 ATS heading into this battle, while the Mavericks have 2-9 and 4-4 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Pioneers and 2-2 for the Mavericks.
Bettors looking to side with Denver in this one found them as 22.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pioneers sit at No. 258 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Mavericks sit at No. 338 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pioneers will win this game 66-48.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mavericks is ranked No. 333 in NCAA hoops at 29.1 per game. Contrast that with Denver’s No. 343 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Denver is the No. 86-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Nebraska Omaha rates No. 175 at 6.2 per game.
Defensively, Nebraska Omaha features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 82.5 points per game. Denver, meanwhile, comes in at No. 299 nationally in scoring at home.
Nebraska Omaha was a 93-65 loser in its last match on the road against Iowa State. They covered the 30.5-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska Omaha was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Iowa State and falling by a 93-65 score at Hilton Coliseum.
In their last action, Denver was a 69-40 winner at home against Mercer. Denver cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Mercer out of the gym and running up a 69-40 score at Magness Arena.
Denver Pioneers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wyoming are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Mavericks at Pioneers trends to consider:
Denver is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Denver is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Nebraska Omaha home to Benedictine College, Tuesday, December 18
Denver at Wyoming, Tuesday, December 18