Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (2-10) at North Dakota State Bison (4-6)
College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 8:30 pm (Scheels Center)
The Line: North Dakota State Bison -8.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Omaha Mavericks and North Dakota State Bison meet Friday in college basketball action at the Scheels Center.
The Omaha Mavericks need a win here to snap a six-game losing streak. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 64.6 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 79.5 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Marlon Ruffin is averaging 13.1 points and 2.9 rebounds while Matt Pile is averaging 10.3 points and 8.6 rebounds. Ayo Akinwole is dishing 2.5 assists and Wanjang Tut is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 28.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 39.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game.
The North Dakota State Bison look for a win after winning four of their last five games. The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 65.4 points on 42.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Rocky Kreuser is averaging 13 points and 1.5 assists while Tyree Eady is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. Sam Griesel is the third double-digit scorer and Maleeck Harden-Hayes is dishing 0.7 assists. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota State Bison are allowing 31.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.8 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The Bison are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Mavericks last 5 road games. The over is 36-16 in Bison last 52 home games. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The Omaha Mavericks aren't scoring, aren't winning and aren't covering despite being in the underdog role most nights. The North Dakota State Bison are getting after it defensively, are piling up the wins and are covering numbers left and right. Two teams heading in different directions. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the North Dakota State Bison at home. The Omaha Mavericks are going nowhere fast.