Nebraska vs. Nebraska Omaha - 11/25/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (2-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -16 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and Nebraska Cornhuskers play Tuesday night at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Omaha Mavericks are off to a solid 2-1 start and will play their third straight road game. On the season, Omaha is averaging 90.3 points on 45.1 percent shooting and are allowing 87.3 points on 48.2 percent shooting. CJ Carter leads Omaha with 21.3 points and 4.7 assists while Devin Patterson is averaging 17.3 points and six rebounds. Mike Rostampour is the third Omaha player to produce double-digit points and Jake White leads the way with 11 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks weren’t expected to do much this season with not a lot of experience returning from a year ago, but it helps when you’re shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and playing a fast tempo style of ball. Omaha’s defense suffers on the back end but the Mavericks are capable of scoring with anybody.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-1 and coming off their overtime loss to Rhode Island. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 74.7 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 61 points on 34.5 percent shooting. Terran Petteway leads Nebraska with 21 points on 40 percent shooting and Shavon Shields is averaging 19.7 points and eight rebounds. Moses Abraham is averaging six rebounds in limited minutes and David Rivers is shooting 81.8 percent from the field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are playing solid ball at both ends of the floor, are rebounding well and getting quality production from their key guys early on. The only concern with Nebraska are the 14 turnovers per game, as the Cornhuskers coughed the ball up 16 times in their loss to Rhode Island.
The Mavericks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Cornhuskers are 20-5-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games overall.
Nebraska has a nasty taste in its mouth after blowing a game against Rhode Island. At home, the Cornhuskers are almost unbeatable and have been money against the number. Look for the Cornhuskers to blowout the Mavericks.