Nebraska Omaha Mavericks host North Dakota State Bison in college basketball action
North Dakota State Bison vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the North Dakota State Bison pay a visit to Ralston Sports and Event Center on the college basketball betting menu.
Nebraska Omaha battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 21-8 mark (15-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 12-6-1 for the Mavericks and 4-18 for the Bison.
The Bison were listed as 13.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mavericks, most recently No. 321 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bison, who rate No. 63 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-59 victory for the Bison.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nebraska Omaha has the nation's No. 74-rated offensive output, at 71.9 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 9 allowing on average 55.3 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 46.7% so far, more than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.5% per game.
Defensively, North Dakota State features the nation's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.7 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 21 nationally in scoring at home.
North Dakota State was a 63-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Utah Valley. North Dakota State earned a 63-56 victory over Utah Valley on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Marshall Bjorklund at Bison Sports Arena.
Last time out for Nebraska Omaha, they were a 100-82 loser as they battled South Dakota State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12.5-point underdog. Nebraska Omaha was bombed on Thursday at Ralston Sports and Event Center, having a 100-82 loss hung on them by the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in college hoops betting action.