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Omaha vs South Dakota Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 2/16/23

South Dakota Coyotes (11-15) vs. Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (7-20)
February 16, 2023 8:05 pm EDT
The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks -1 / South Dakota Coyotes +1; Over/Under: +146.5
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The South Dakota Coyotes and Omaha Mavericks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Baxter Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The South Dakota Coyotes Betting Preview

The South Dakota Coyotes are averaging 68.8 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.7 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Kruz Perrott-Hunt is averaging 14.1 points and 2.8 rebounds, while Tasos Kamateros is averaging 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. AJ Plitzuweit is the third double-digit scorer, and Paul Bruns is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The South Dakota Coyotes are shooting 39 percent from beyond the arc and 77.2 percent from the free throw line. The South Dakota Coyotes are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.

The Omaha Mavericks Betting Preview

The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 68.6 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Frankie Fidler is averaging 14.1 points and 5.7 rebounds, while Marquel Sutton is averaging 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. JJ White is dishing 4 assists and Luke Jungers is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.6 rebounds per game.

The Coyotes are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Mavericks are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games. The over is 5-2 in Coyotes last 7 overall. The over is 34-16-1 in Mavericks last 51 overall. The favorite is 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.

Randy’s Free Pick

Both of these teams are bad to put it kindly and backing either side isn’t ideal. However, it’s a near pick em and somebody has to win. The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks have the edge at home, where they win by an average of 1.1 points. The South Dakota Coyotes lose on the road by an average of 14.7points. Give me Omaha.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks -1

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