Oakland Grizzlies vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Oakland Grizzlies pay a visit to Ralston Sports and Event Center on the college basketball betting menu.
The Mavericks currently sports a 8-16 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-8 ATS. The Grizzlies are 10-13 and 9-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Mavericks produce a 9-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Grizzlies have gone 10-6 against the number.
Sportsbooks (including ) had the Mavericks installed as 9-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Mavericks sit at No. 327 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Grizzlies sit at No. 258 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Grizzlies will win this game 73-63.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Grizzlies rank No. 267 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.6 per game. That compares with Nebraska Omaha’s No. 334 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nebraska Omaha is college basketball's No. 173-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Grizzlies rate No. 89 with 7 per game.
Defensively, Oakland features the nation's No. 261-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.8 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 31 nationally in scoring at home.
Oakland won its last outing, a 67-60 result against Western Illinois on January 26. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. Travis Bader scored 26 points for Oakland on Saturday, leading the Grizzlies to a 67-60 win over Western Illinois at Athletics Center.
Last time out for Nebraska Omaha, they were an 86-79 winner as they battled IUPU Fort Wayne at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. The Mavericks grabbed an 86-79 win over the Mastodons on Thursday, behind a 23-point effort from Justin Simmons at Ralston Sports and Event Center.
Oakland home to North Dakota State, Thursday, February 7
Nebraska Omaha at Western Illinois, Thursday, February 7