Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks at Frost Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Jackrabbits are 5-2 so far on the season, and 2-3 ATS vs. the number. The Mavericks, meanwhile, are 2-6 and 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen South Dakota State go 2-0 and the Mavericks go 1-0 on the totals.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, South Dakota State sat as 23-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Jackrabbits - Mavericks odds would favor the Jackrabbits if the lines were set according to our power ranks. South Dakota State is rated No. 114 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Nebraska Omaha is at No. 321. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-59 win for the Jackrabbits.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature South Dakota State's No. 173-rated squad against Nebraska Omaha's No. 330-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, South Dakota State rates No. 48 in the country with 7.9 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 176 nationally with 6.1 per match.
Defensively, Nebraska Omaha features the nation's No. 307-rated defense on the road, allowing 80.6 points per game. South Dakota State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.
Nebraska Omaha was a 95-51 loser in its last match on the road against North Dakota State. They failed to cover the 20-point spread as underdogs. The Mavericks were hammered by North Dakota State on Thursday, losing by a 95-51 final at Bison Sports Arena in college basketball betting action.
In their last action, South Dakota State was a 71-70 winner at home against North Dakota. They failed to cover the 19-point spread as favorites. Nate Wolters scored 21 points leading the Jackrabbits to a 71-70 victory over North Dakota at Frost Arena on Wednesday.
Nebraska Omaha at Wisconsin, Tuesday, December 4
South Dakota State at Minnesota, Tuesday, December 4