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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks take on Leathernecks in NCAA basketball test

Nebraska Omaha MavericksWestern Illinois Leathernecks
10-5January 11, 2014, 08:00 | Western Hall6-9

Western Illinois looks to cover the Leathernecks-Mavericks pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 6-9 mark when they host Nebraska Omaha in college basketball wagering action.

Western Illinois battles the Mavericks, currently sitting with a 10-5 mark (6-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-3 for the Leathernecks and 1-5 for the Mavericks.

View Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Leathernecks in this one found them listed as 4.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Mavericks was expected to move the line.

This game puts the Leathernecks, most recently No. 261 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Mavericks, who rate No. 231 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Nebraska Omaha was a 77-73 loser on the road against Hawaii. They covered the 9-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska Omaha got 15 points from John Karhoff but lost anyway, 77-73, to Hawaii on Friday at Stan Sheriff Center.

Western Illinois was a 78-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Western Illinois got 26 points from Garret Covington on the way to a 78-67 loss against William & Mary on Saturday at Western Hall.

Next up:
Nebraska Omaha at North Dakota State, Thursday, January 16th
Western Illinois at South Dakota State, Thursday, January 16th