Nebraska Omaha Mavericks vs. Denver Pioneers - 3/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Denver Pioneers (15-14) at Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (18-12)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)
The Line: Nebraska Omaha Mavericks -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Denver Pioneers will play the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks in the first round of the Summit League Tournament.
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks are 18-12 (10-6) and are the #2 seed in the Summit tournament. Nebraska Omaha finished the regular season by losing 2 of their last 3 games and is coming off of a win against Oral Roberts by a score of 102-98. Nebraska Omaha defeated Denver on the road by a score of 69-55 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Nebraska Omaha is averaging 84.9 points per game while giving up 80.7 points per game. Nebraska Omaha is also averaging 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game. Devin Patterson is averaging 17.5 points per game and 3.2 assists per game for Nebraska Omaha. Jake White is averaging 17.4 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Mavericks. Nebraska Omaha is shooting 74% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 47.3% on all field goal attempts.
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The Denver Pioneers are 15-14 (7-9) and are the #7 seed in the Summit tournament. Denver finished the regular season by winning their last 2 games and is coming off of a win against North Dakota State by a score of 70-59. Denver defeated Nebraska Omaha on the road by a score of 75-72 in the second meeting of the season. Nebraska Omaha is averaging 65.2 points per game while giving up 65.5 points per game. Nebraska Omaha is also averaging 24.8 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game. Joe Rosga is averaging 12.3 points per game and 2.3 assists per game for Denver. Nate Engesser is averaging 11.6 points per game and 2.4 rebounds per game for the Pioneers. Denver is shooting 76.9% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 47.7% on all field goal attempts.
Denver is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games. Denver is 5-12 ATS in their last 17 neutral site games. The under is 6-2 in Denver’s last 8 neutral site games. Nebraska Omaha is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games. The over is 7-1 in Nebraska Omaha’s last 8 games. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Nebraska Omaha comes into this game as the #2 seed, but finished the regular season losing 2 of their last 3 games. Nebraska Omaha is the much higher scoring team, but also struggles on defense. These teams split the season series, but I like Nebraska Omaha to advance.