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Nebraska Omaha vs. Northern Colorado - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northern Colorado Bears (4-4) at Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (4-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Ralston Sports and Event Center)

The Line: Nebraska Omaha Mavericks -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Northern Colorado Bears and Omaha Nebraska Mavericks play Wednesday night at the Ralston Sports and Events Center.

The Northern Colorado Bears have won three of their last five games and are still looking for their first true road win. On the season, Northern Colorado is averaging 73 points on 47.7 percent shooting and is allowing 73.5 points on 51 percent shooting. Tevin Svihovec leads the Bears with 11.9 points and 2.3 assists while Cameron Michael is averaging 11.9 points on 36.6 percent shooting. Dominique Lee is grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game and Cody McDavis is shooting 52.7 percent from the field. The Northern Colorado Bears are one of the better offensive teams in the country, shooting 73.2 percent from the free throw line and 39.3 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Northern Colorado is forcing 12.2 turnovers per game, grabbing 30.5 rebounds and holding teams to 39.6 percent shooting from deep.

Nebraska Omaha vs. Northern Colorado - 12/17/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Omaha Nebraska Mavericks have lost four of their last six games and hope to get back to .500. On the season, Omaha is averaging 76.9 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 79.5 points on 47.5 percent shooting. CJ Carter leads the Mavericks with 16 points on 43.9 percent shooting and Devin Patterson is averaging 13.7 points and 4.9 assists. Tre'Shawn Thurman is the third player averaging double-digit points and Mike Rostampour is grabbing 7.6 rebounds. The Omaha Nebraska Mavericks are a fast paced team that’s averaging nearly 63 shots a game while shooting 69.6 percent from the line and 34.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Omaha is forcing 15.6 turnovers per contest and is holding teams to 34.7 percent shooting from deep.

The Bears are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS loss and 6-13-1 ATS in their last 20 games overall. The Mavericks are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss. 

Northern Colorado has lost all of its games this season on the road and that's likely going to remain that way with Omaha scoring at will with its up-tempo style of play. Look for the Mavericks to win and cover the low number at home. 

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