Nebraska-Omaha vs. Drake - 11/29/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drake Bulldogs (4-1) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (0-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm (Baxter Arena)
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drake Bulldogs and Omaha Mavericks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Baxter Arena.
The Drake Bulldogs look to build on their 4-1 record when they take to the road for the first time. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 81.8 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 47 percent shooting. Reed Timmer is averaging 23.6 points and 3.2 assists while Graham Woodward is averaging 14 points and 1.6 rebounds. De'Antae McMurray is the third double-digit scorer and Nick McGlynn is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and 77.4 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Drake Bulldogs have lost four straight road games.
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The Omaha Mavericks are desperate for a victory after a brutal 0-7 start to the CBB season. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 77.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting and allowing 92.4 points on 49 percent shooting. Zach Jackson is averaging 16.1 points and five rebounds while Daniel Norl is averaging 13.9 points and 1.9 assists. Mitchell Hahn is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Robinson is dishing 4.3 assists. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30 rebounds per game. The Omaha Mavericks have won three of their last four home games.
The Bulldogs are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Mavericks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 3-8 ATS in their last 11 non-conference games and 16-7-1 ATS in their last 24 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 overall and the over is 5-2-1 in Bulldogs last 8 overall.
Omaha is a team that's better than its record, as it played a brutal stretch of games on the road that included Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisivlle and TCU. The Mavericks have also played in two overtime games, and this will actually be their first home game of the season. So, while this is a good chance to get that first victory, Drake has a win over Wake Forest and took Colorado down to the wire. Unlike Omaha, Drake has had success this season when stepping up in comp. I'll take the road team in this toss-up game.