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Western Illinois Leathernecks visit Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Western Illinois Leathernecks pay a visit to Baxter Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks as -9-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Western Illinois Leathernecks vs Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Western Illinois Leathernecks have watched them go 6-10 and 4-8 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks are at 9-9 and 8-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks are 9-8, while the Western Illinois Leathernecks have a 8-4 mark.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 215-rated Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks and the No. 184-ranked Western Illinois Leathernecks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Nebraska-Omaha has the nation's No. 35-rated offensive output, at 81.61 PPG. The visiting Western Illinois Leathernecks defense ranks No. 168 allowing on average 72.75 PPG. The Mavericks FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Nebraska-Omaha Leathernecks marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.26% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Leathernecks got 17 points from Garret Covington, but it was Denver that prevailed in a 84-70 final on Wednesday at Magness Arena.

The Mavericks grabbed a 79-71 win over the Jaguars on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from Zach Jackson at Fairgrounds Colliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Western Illinois is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Illinois's last 5 games
  • Western Illinois is 3-18 SU in its last 21 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Illinois's last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Western Illinois
  • Nebraska-Omaha is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Western Illinois

Next Betting Matchups

Western Illinois home to North Dakota State, Saturday, January 21st
Nebraska-Omaha at Denver, Wednesday, January 18th