Washington vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 12/3/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (1-7) at Washington Huskies (5-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Alaska Airlines Arena)
The Line: Washington Huskies -12.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Out at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Sunday, the Omaha Mavericks and the Washington Huskies will tangle in college basketball action.
Omaha comes into this game with a 1-7 record on the season. The Mavericks started out with a seven-game losing streak before recording their first win over Drake in their last outing. In that game, the Mavericks’ top scorer was Zach Jackson with 17 points.
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Jackson leads Omaha in scoring so far with 16.3 PPG and 4.9 RPG, and Daniel Norl has 14.1 PPG and 5.4 RPG. Also in the double-digit club for the Mavericks are Mitchell Hahn (11.3 PPG; 5.3 RPG) and KJ Robinson (11.3 PPG).
Over on the Washington side, they’re sitting at 5-2 on the year. The Huskies have won their last three straight games versus Seattle, UC Davis and Kennesaw State. In that most recent outing, Washington was led by Noah Dickerson with 24 points and eight rebounds.
Tops in scoring for Washington so far this year is Jaylen Nowell with 18.4 PPG, and Dickerson is second with 16.4 PPG and a team-high 8.3 RPG. David Crisp (11.7 PPG) and Matisse Thybulle (11.1 PPG) are also in double-digits for the Huskies.
The Mavericks are 5-0 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up win and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The under is 4-0 in Omaha’s last four overall and 4-0 in their last four non-conference games.
Meanwhile, the Huskies are 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Sunday games. Washington is also 2-7 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS loss and 0-3-1 ATS in their last four home games versus a team with a losing road record.
Despite the ugly record, Omaha has been playing better as of late, with their most recent two losses coming by just three combined points. The Mavericks are still allowing a lot of points this year, though, and that will benefit a Washington team that has a handful of capable scorers. I’ll take the Huskies to cover here.