Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (7-12) vs. South Dakota State Jackrabbits (9-9)
January 19, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: South Dakota State Jackrabbits -11 / Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks +11 ; Over/Under: 144.5
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The Omaha Mavericks and the South Dakota State Jackrabbits meet Thursday in college basketball action from Frost Arena. Omaha is currently 7-12 overall this year. The Mavericks lost to North Dakota State in their last game. As for South Dakota State, they’re sitting at 9-9 on the season following a win over South Dakota. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Omaha went 5-8 over their first 13 games, beating Idaho, LA-Monroe, Southern U, Midland and Denver along the way. The Mavericks are 2-4 since then with losses to Oral Roberts, UMKC, St. Thomas MN and North Dakota State.
In the North Dakota State game on Saturday, the Mavericks were up by one point going into the second half. Omaha was outscored 50-36 from there and lost 78-65. Both JJ White and Ja’Sean Glover scored 16 points each to lead the team.
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
Over on the South Dakota State side, they were 5-8 through 13 as well, beating Boise State, St. Bonaventure, Valparaiso, Eastern Washington and Mount Marty. The Jackrabbits are 4-1 in their last five with wins over Western Illinois, St. Thomas MN, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Back on Saturday versus South Dakota, South Dakota State took a 39-25 edge into the break. The Jackrabbits posted a 43-39 run in the second and took the win 82-64. Matt Dentlinger was the leading team scorer on 26 points and eight boards.
ANDREW’S FREE PICK
I’m going to stay with South Dakota State. The Jackrabbits are on a nice 4-1 run right now and didn’t have too many issues with South Dakota in their last outing. South Dakota State has been all over the place scoring-wise lately, but they’ve hit 71 or more points in three of their last five outings. As for Omaha, they’ve scored fairly consistently themselves lately but haven’t hit 70 points in four of their last five. I like this one to be a fairly high total with South Dakota State powering out the eventual cover.