Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (2-5) at Colorado Buffaloes (3-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm (CU Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -23.5 -- Over/Under: 138 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and Colorado Buffaloes meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the CU Events Center.
The Omaha Mavericks look for a win after starting the season with a 2-5 record. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 61.7 points on 38.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Marlon Ruffin is averaging 13.4 points and three rebounds while Matt Pile is averaging 9.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. Ayo Akinwole is dishing 2.3 assists and Wanjang Tut is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 26.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 40.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Colorado Buffaloes look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The Colorado Buffaloes are averaging 72 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 55 points on 35.4 percent shooting. McKinley Wright IV is averaging 17.8 points and five rebounds while Jeriah Horne is averaging 11 points and 1.3 assists. Eli Parquet is dishing one assist and Keeshawn Barthelemy is grabbing three rebounds. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 84.1 percent from the free throw line. The Colorado Buffaloes are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Buffaloes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 6-2 in Mavericks last 8 overall. The over is 14-3 in Buffaloes last 17 home games. The over is 6-2 in Buffaloes last 8 overall.
The Omaha Mavericks have had zero success lately covering numbers and have been badly outplayed when going up against steeper competition. The Colorado Buffaloes are one of the better teams in the Pac-12, and their defense will give an Omaha offense that already struggles to score more issues. I have no choice but to lay the massive number with the Buffaloes.