The Omaha Mavericks and Denver Pioneers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Hamilton Gymnasium. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
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 Denver Pioneers Betting Preview
The Denver Pioneers are averaging 72.4 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 75.5 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Tommy Bruner is averaging 16.2 points and 4.2 assists, while Touko Tainamo is averaging 10.6 points and 6.1 rebounds. Tevin Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Tyree Corbett is grabbing 8.3 rebounds. The Denver Pioneers are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Denver Pioneers are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.7 rebounds per game.
Omaha vs Denver Trends
The Mavericks are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Pioneers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 home games and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 36-15-1 in Mavericks last 52 overall. The over is 41-19-1 in Pioneers last 61 overall. The home team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Denver Pioneers are the better team and should be favored, especially at home, but they're also a team that doesn't cover numbers. Denver is 4-7 ATS at home and wins at home by an average of just 3.5 points. Denver is losing its last 5 games by an average of 5.8 points. It's the road dog or pass for me.