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Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs South Dakota State Jackrabbits Preview

South Dakota State JackrabbitsNebraska Omaha Mavericks
Feb 28, 8:00 PM | Ralston Sports and Event Center

South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs Nebraska Omaha Mavericks Odds

21-9TEAM RECORD11-18

The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks will be trying to slam the South Dakota State Jackrabbits on Thursday when the teams tip off at Ralston Sports and Event Center in college betting action.

The Mavericks sport records of 11-18 and 12-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Jackrabbits have 21-9 and 13-12 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-6-1 for the Mavericks and 11-10-1 for the Jackrabbits.

View South Dakota State vs Nebraska Omaha Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Nebraska Omaha opened as 12.5-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:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 107-rated South Dakota State taking on the No. 321-rated Mavericks in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-63 win for the Jackrabbits on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nebraska Omaha has the nation's No. 81-rated offensive output, at 71.6 PPG. The visiting Jackrabbits defense ranks No. 159 allowing on average 65.8 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 46.8% so far, more than the Jackrabbits marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.

Defensively, South Dakota State features the nation's No. 215-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.3 points per game. Nebraska Omaha, meanwhile, comes in at No. 24 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Dakota State was a 73-62 loser on the road against Murray State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. South Dakota State got 18 points from Nate Wolters but lost anyway, 73-62, to Murray State on Saturday at CFSB Center.

Nebraska Omaha was an 83-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Dakota. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska Omaha earned an 83-75 victory over North Dakota on Saturday, getting 20 points from Justin Simmons at Ralston Sports and Event Center.

Next up:
Nebraska Omaha home to North Dakota State, Saturday, March 2