Nebraska-Omaha at Western Illinois: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Nebraska-Omaha at Western Illinois: 2/24/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by James Snook-USA TODAY Sports

Western Illinois Leathernecks (15-13) vs Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (5-22)

Game Info: Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Western Hall)

Betting Odds: Western Illinois Leathernecks -12 -- Over/Under: 158 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Omaha Mavericks and Western Illinois Leathernecks face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Western Hall. When these two teams faced off on December 22nd it was Omaha that won 84-78. 

Felix Lemetti was the top player for Omaha putting up 22 points. Western Illinois was led by Trenton Massner who finished with 26 points. 

Nebraska Omaha comes into this game with a 5-22 record overall and they have gone 14-12 against the spread. This is another down year for this team, but they are coming off a big win in their last game. In the last game against Denver, they were up by six points at halftime, and held on in the second half to win by three points. Omaha is averaging 68.9 points while their defense is giving up 82.8 points per game. Frankie Fedler has been the top player Omaha averaging 11.8 points while shooting 46.8 percent from the field. 

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On the other side of this matchup is the Western Illinois Leathernecks who sit with a 15-13 record overall and they have gone 11-15 against the spread. Western Illinois has been a little more competitive as of late, but that hasn’t resulted in them winning games. Western Illinois is averaging 78.8 points while their defense has given up 76.8 points per game. Trenton Massner has been the top player for Western Illinois averaging 16.4 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 35.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Omaha is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games following a straight up win. Western Illinois is 0-5 against the spread in their last five games overall. The over is 4-1 Nebraska Omaha’s last five games against a team with a winning straight up record. 

Omaha found success against Western Illinois in the first game, and it’s not going to be any different in this game. I expect Omaha is going to attack the weak defense of Western Illinois, and Omaha is going to cover the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Nebraska Omaha +12

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