Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (2-6) at Wyoming Cowboys (5-1)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Arena-Auditorium)
The Line: Wyoming Cowboys -9 -- Over/Under: 145.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and Wyoming Cowboys meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Arena Auditorium.
The Omaha Mavericks need a win after losing six of their first eight games. 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 Wyoming Cowboys look for another win to build on their four-game winning streak. The Wyoming Cowboys are averaging 86.2 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Marcus Williams is averaging 18.3 points and 3.5 rebounds while Kenny Foster is averaging 15.8 points and 3.3 rebounds. Hunter Maldonado is the third double-digit scorer and Hunter Thompson is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Wyoming Cowboys are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Wyoming Cowboys are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.2 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cowboys are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 11-3 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Mavericks last 9 overall. The over is 20-6-1 in Cowboys last 27 overall.
The Omaha Mavericks are piling up the losses, can't cover games, and they've allowed 87 or more points in four of their last five contests. Playing on the end of a back to back likely doesn't get Omaha to improve its defense. The Wyoming Cowboys have been a scoring machine up to this point and have had nothing but covering success. These are two teams heading into different directions. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with Wyoming, as this should be a double-digit Cowboys victory.