Nebraska-Omaha vs. North Dakota State - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska-Omaha vs. North Dakota State - 2/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jacob Snow-USA TODAY Sports

North Dakota State Bison (16-7) at Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (12-11)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Baxter Arena)

The Line: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks +2.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The North Dakota State Bison and Omaha Mavericks meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Baxter Arena.

The North Dakota State Bison look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The North Dakota State Bison are averaging 73 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Vinnie Shahid is averaging 17.3 points and 3.3 rebounds while Tyson Ward is averaging 15.1 points and 2.9 assists. Rocky Kreuser is the third double-digit scorer and Cameron Hunter is dishing 2.6 assists. The North Dakota State Bison are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 78.3 percent from the free throw line. The North Dakota State Bison are allowing 34.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.7 rebounds per game. The North Dakota State Bison have split their last six road games.

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The Omaha Mavericks need a win after splitting their last six games. The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 73.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 44.4 percent shooting. KJ Robinson is averaging 14.8 points and 2.3 rebounds while JT Gibson is averaging 14.1 points and 2.7 rebounds. Matt Pile is the third double-digit scorer and Zach Thornhill is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 35.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.1 rebounds per game. The Omaha Mavericks have won five of their last six home games.

The Bison are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 Wednesday games, 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games as a favorite and 11-1-1 ATS in their last 13 games as a road favorite. The Mavericks are 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games as a home underdog, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 11-4 in Bison last 15 road games. The over is 5-0 in Mavericks last 5 overall.

The North Dakota State Bison come into this contest playing well offensively and have proven they can get the job done on the road. The Omaha Mavericks play their best ball at home where they win by an average of 10.3 points, but they've been rough defensively lately and are 9-12-1 ATS on the season. The North Dakota State Bison have been the more consistent team overall and are playing better currently. I'll lay the bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick North Dakota State Bison -2.5

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