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Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Face the Western Illinois Leathernecks: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Western Hall Thursday as the Western Illinois Leathernecks look to beat the odds vs the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Western Illinois Leathernecks in this one found them listed as -4-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Mavericks was expected to move the line.

Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks vs Western Illinois Leathernecks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Western Illinois Leathernecks bring a 8-6 record (6-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-13 Mavericks, who are 6-9-1 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Western Illinois go 6-4 so far and the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks go 7-9.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 301-ranked Western Illinois Leathernecks and the No. 274-rated Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Nebraska-Omaha is ranked No. 176 in NCAA basketball at 35.17 per game. Contrast that with Western Illinois's No. 136 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Western Illinois is the No. 139-ranked team in the country at 7.71 per game, while Nebraska-Omaha rates No. 76 at 8.67 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Zach Jackson scored 29 points for Nebraska-Omaha on Saturday, but the Jackrabbits managed a 101-88 victory over the Mavericks at Baxter Arena.

The Leathernecks got 25 points from Dalan Ancrum, but it was Oral Roberts that prevailed in a 81-66 final on Saturday at Mabee Center.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Western Illinois
  • Western Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Western Illinois is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • Western Illinois is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nebraska-Omaha
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Illinois's last 6 games when playing Nebraska-Omaha

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska-Omaha at IPFW, Saturday, January 13th
Western Illinois at Oak Hill Christian, Saturday, January 13th