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Nebraska Omaha South Dakota Betting Preview

South Dakota CoyotesNebraska Omaha Mavericks
Dec 29, 2:00 PM | Ralston Sports and Event Center

South Dakota Coyotes vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds

5-8TEAM RECORD3-11

The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks will hit the floor running against the visiting South Dakota Coyotes Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This season, the Mavericks are 3-11 overall and 4-5 ATS ATS, while the Coyotes are 5-8 and 4-7 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Nebraska Omaha boasts a 2-3 on the OU, and South Dakota is 3-4.

View South Dakota vs Nebraska Omaha Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Nebraska Omaha opened as 5.5-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Mavericks, most recently No. 339 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Coyotes, who rate No. 260 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 69-55 victory for the Coyotes.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nebraska Omaha's No. 252-ranked scoring average of 64.4 PPG, against a Coyotes defense rated No. 305 and allowing 74.5 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, more than the Coyotes shooters have managed so far (43.1% per game).

Defensively, South Dakota features the nation's No. 299-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.5 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 57 nationally in scoring at home.

South Dakota lost its last outing, a 72-55 result against Wisc-Green Bay on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 14-point underdog. South Dakota suffered a 72-55 loss against Wisc-Green Bay on Saturday, getting 18 points from Trevor Gruis in a losing effort at Resch Center.

Nebraska Omaha was an 80-72 loser in its last match on the road against Texas-Pan American. Nebraska Omaha suffered an 80-72 loss against Texas-Pan American on Saturday, getting 17 points from Justin Simmons in a losing effort at UTPA Fieldhouse.

Next up:
South Dakota at Kansas State, Monday, December 31
Nebraska Omaha home to UMKC, Monday, December 31