Nebraska-Omaha vs. North Dakota - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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North Dakota Fighting Hawks (13-15) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (15-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Baxter Arena)
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks -5.5 -- Over/Under: 152.5
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and the Omaha Mavericks meet in Summit League college basketball action from Baxter Arena on Wednesday night.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will try to climb some spots in the Summit League table, sitting at 7-7 in conference play after a 71-68 win over North Dakota State last time out. Marlon Stewart leads North Dakota with an average of 18.8 PPG and 5.2 APG while Filip Rebraca is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 14.1 PPG and 8.9 RPG this season. De’Sean Allen-Eikens 13.8 PPG and Kienan Walter has 11.7 PPG for North Dakota this season. As a team, North Dakota is averaging 75.7 points on 46.2% shooting from the field, 34.1% from 3-point range and 77.6% from the foul line while allowing 74.6 points on 45.1% shooting from the field and 36.6% from 3-point range this season. North Dakota is 4-11 straight up and 4-11 against the spread on the road this season.
The Omaha Mavericks will try to make a move towards the top-3 in the Summit League table, sitting at 8-6 in conference play after a 3rd straight win in the form of a 93-86 win over Western Illinois last time out. KJ Robinson leads Omaha in scoring and assists with 15.3 PPG and 2.9 APG while JT Gibson has 13.6 PPG and Matt Pile has 12.3 PPG and a team-high 10 RPG this season. As a team, Omaha is averaging 74.1 points on 45.3% shooting from the field, 34.6% from 3-point range and 71% from the foul line while allowing 76.3 points on 44.8% shooting from the field and 35.6% from 3-point range this season. Omaha is 11-2 straight up and 8-5 against the spread this season.
Head-to-head, the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
This should be a great game between two teams fighting for position in the conference standings. However, North Dakota hasn’t been great on the road, allowing 80.5 points while being outscored by 9.1 points per game which almost matches Omaha’s home splits, scoring 80.7 points and allowing 70.8 If all stays true to form, this should be an 8-10 point win for Omaha at home, so I’ll lay the points with the Mavericks in this spot.