IPFW vs. Nebraska-Omaha - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (6-13) at IPFW Mastodons (12-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Allen County War Memorial Coliseum)
The Line: IPFW Mastodons -9.5 -- Over/Under: 163.5 See the Latest Odds
We have some Summit League action on the hardwood as the Omaha Mavericks take on the IPFW Mastodons in a college basketball matchup on Saturday evening.
The Omaha Mavericks will look to find some measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 6 games, including an 87-66 win over Western Illinois in their last outing. Lamar Wofford-Humphrey and Zach Jackson tied for the team-high with 18 points apiece, with Wofford-Humphrey shooting 7 of 9 with a team-high 7 rebounds in just 16 minutes, while Jackson went 6 of 10 with a pair of threes and a pair of steals. Daniel Norl and JT Gibson tied with 16 points to round out the quartet of double digit scorers for the Mavericks in the win, with both shooting 6 of 12 with 3 triples, while Gibson added 6 assists and a pair of steals of his own in the win. Jackson leads the team with 17.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while Gibson leads the team with 3 assists per game this season. As a team, Omaha is scoring 79.3 points per game on 46.6% shooting from the field, 37.6% from behind the arc and 67.7% from the foul line this season.
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The IPFW Mastodons will also try to find some consistent play after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 4 games, including a 68-58 loss to South Dakota last time out. Bryson Scott led the team with 26 points on 9 of 21 shooting, while Xzavier Taylor and Kason Harrell each added 10 points to finish off the trio of double digit scorers for the Mastodons in the loss. Taylor added 8 rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Harrell shot just 4 of 13, missing all 7 of his 3-point attempts but adding a pair of blocks of his own as well. John Konchar added 8 points but led the team with 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. Scott leads the team in scoring with 22.8 points per game, while Konchar leads the team with 8.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. As a team, IPFW is scoring 81.4 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 34.5% from behind the arc and 72.3% from the foul line this season.
Omaha is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 conference matchups while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 road games. IPFW is 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 conference matchups and 9-21-1 ATS in their last 31 games overall while the over is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games following a loss. The underdog is 8-1-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings between these two teams.
IPFW may have the better straight up record so far this season, but both have struggled with consistency as of late, and I think in a matchup that’s been dominated by the underdog ATS, you have to give Omaha and the near double-digit points a look here.