South Dakota State Jackrabbits vs. Nebraska Omaha Mavericks - College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (8-11) at South Dakota State Jackrabbits (15-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Frost Arena)
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Dakota State Jackrabbits hope to avoid the upset bid of the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks at Frost Arena.
The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks specialty is scoring the basketball at around 79 points but unfortunately their opponents are just as adept offensively with 79 points scored. The Mavericks improved to 2-5 in the Summit League with an 80-69 victory over visiting Denver that snapped a five game slide. The Pioneers connected at 45.5% but that paled next to the Mavericks 56% marksmanship and a decisive 29-13 advantage at the foul line. CJ Carter was the offensive star with 23 points on 7-11 from the floor followed by a 13 point, five assist effort from Devin Patterson. Randy Reed and Marcus Tyus added 12 points each with Tyus posting six pulls. Jake White scored eight points an snared seven boards while Mike Rostampour hauled in nine rebounds.
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The South Dakota State Jackrabbits began the conference schedule at 0-2 but have recovered nicely to win six in a row with a potent offense that averages 73 points leading the way. Win number six wasn't easy with a 76-72 victory at Oral Roberts not secured until late. The Jackrabbits sank half their looks and held an 18-10 advantage at the charity stripe while the Golden Eagles hung tough with nine more shots and 41% accuracy with a 10-25 performance from beyond the arc doing plenty of damage. Cody Larson was the best player on the floor with 27 points and 12 rebounds on 9-16 from the field with Deondre Parks netting another 18 points. Jake Bittle scored 13 points followed by George Marshall and Zach Horstman contributed seven points apiece.
The Mavericks are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Nebraska-Omaha are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Jackrabbits are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. win. SDSU are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win and 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The numbers say South Dakota State is the choice at home although DD in the Summit can be risky...