North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha: 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (2-18) vs North Dakota Fighting Hawks (8-15)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Baxter Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The North Dakota Fighting Hawks and Omaha Mavericks face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Baxter Arena.
The North Dakota Fighting Hawks come into this game with an 8-15 record overall but they have won each of the last two games. Each of the last two games against South Dakota, North Dakota’s offense scored 85 points and that led to the victory. North Dakota is averaging 68.7 points per game while their defense is giving 76.2 points per game. North Dakota is shooting 43 percent from the field and 34.2 percent from the behind the three point line. Filip Rebraca has been the best player for North Dakota averaging 17 points while shooting 51.9 percent from the field and 38.2 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Omaha Mavericks who have had a terrible season this year and they sit with a 2-18 record. Coming into this game, Nebraska Omaha has lost ten games in a row and during that stretch they have only covered two of the spreads. In the last game against UMKC the offense really struggled scoring only 47 points and that led to an eight point loss. Nebraska-Omaha is averaging 65.5 points per game while their defense is giving up 78.5 points per game. The Mavericks are shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Marlon Ruffin has been the best player for Omaha averaging 13.1 points while shooting 41.2 percent from the field and 38.3 percent from deep.
The over is 9-0 in North Dakota’s last nine games overall. The over is 7-3 in Nebraska Omaha’s last 10 games overall. The over is 7-1 in the last eight meetings played between the two teams.
There is no doubt that Nebraska Omaha’s offense is a problem but they are facing a terrible defensive team, and they are going to find success in this one. Look for a fast paced game that goes well over the total. Back the over.