NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Mavericks underdogs vs Jaguars at Nebraska Omaha
IUPUI Jaguars vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds
Nebraska Omaha will look to improve on its 4-14 record on Thursday when they host IUPUI in NCAA basketball odds action at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
The Mavericks currently sports a 4-14 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The Jaguars are 6-13 and 5-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Jaguars have gone 5-6 against the number.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks as 5-point underdogs in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 339-ranked Mavericks and the No. 322-rated Jaguars in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-57 win for the Jaguars on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Nebraska Omaha's No. 333-rated squad against IUPUI's No. 329-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Nebraska Omaha rates No. 188 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 71 nationally with 7.3 per match.
Defensively, IUPUI features the nation's No. 314-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 69 nationally in scoring at home.
IUPUI lost its last outing, a 57-53 result against Western Illinois on January 5. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. IUPUI suffered a 57-53 loss against Western Illinois on Saturday, getting 14 points from John Hart in a losing effort at Western Hall.
Nebraska Omaha was a 96-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against IUPU Fort Wayne. They failed to cover the 14.5-point spread as underdogs. The Mavericks got 24 points from Justin Simmons, but it was IUPU Fort Wayne that prevailed in a 96-78 final on Saturday at Memorial Coliseum.
IUPUI home to North Dakota State, Thursday, January 17
Nebraska Omaha home to Western Illinois, Saturday, January 12