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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks face IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Nebraska Omaha MavericksIUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons
Jan 5, 2:00 PM | Memorial Coliseum

Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons Odds


The IUPU Fort Wayne Mastodons will try to cover the spread at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday when they get a visit from the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks in NCAA basketball action.

The Mastodons bring a 7-9 record (5-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-13 Mavericks, who are 6-6 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed IUPU Fort Wayne go 2-3-1 so far and the Mavericks go 4-4.

View Nebraska Omaha vs IUPU Fort Wayne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Mastodons as 15-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 119-ranked Mastodons and the No. 345-rated Mavericks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 71-53 win for the Mastodons on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Mavericks is ranked No. 327 in NCAA hoops at 29.9 per game. Contrast that with IUPU Fort Wayne’s No. 105 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, IUPU Fort Wayne is the No. 218-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Nebraska Omaha rates No. 175 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Nebraska Omaha features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 83 points per game. IUPU Fort Wayne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 95 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska Omaha lost its last outing, a 91-79 result against Oakland on January 3. They covered in that game as a 19-point underdog. Justin Simmons scored 24 points in a futile effort to lead the Mavericks to a win (they lost 91-79 to Oakland at Athletics Center on Thursday).

IUPU Fort Wayne was a 68-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Navy. The Mastodons grabbed a 68-63 win over the Midshipmen on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Luis Jacobo at Memorial Coliseum.

Next up:
Nebraska Omaha home to IUPUI, Thursday, January 10
IUPU Fort Wayne at North Dakota State, Thursday, January 10