North Dakota Sioux vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds
The North Dakota Sioux will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Mavericks in Nebraska Omaha at Ralston Sports and Event Center on Saturday in college basketball action.
The Mavericks currently sports a 10-18 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10 ATS. The Sioux are 12-14 and 11-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks produce a 10-6-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Sioux have gone 13-8 against the number.
Sportsbooks such as GTbets had set the Mavericks as 2.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Mavericks at No. 326 and the Sioux at No. 275 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-61 result in favor of the Sioux.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nebraska Omaha's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 71.2 PPG, against a Sioux defense rated No. 203 and allowing 67.5 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 46.9% to date this season, more than the Sioux shooters have managed so far (41.8% per game).
Defensively, North Dakota features the nation's No. 270-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.6 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 27 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, North Dakota was a 64-62 winner on the road against Northern Colorado. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. North Dakota got 19 points from Troy Huff en route to a 64-62 victory over Northern Colorado on Wednesday at Butler-Hancock Pavilion.
Nebraska Omaha was a 79-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Chicago State. Justin Simmons scored 26 points for Nebraska Omaha on Tuesday, leading the Mavericks to a 79-75 win over Chicago State at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
North Dakota Sioux Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-2
Before playing Portland State are 1-0
After playing Northern Colorado are 2-2
After a win are 4-6
A few Sioux at Mavericks trends to consider:
North Dakota is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
North Dakota at Portland State, Thursday, February 28
Nebraska Omaha home to South Dakota State, Thursday, February 28