Nebraska-Omaha vs UMKC Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/3/23

UMKC Roos (11-20) vs Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks (8-22)

Game Info: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 9:30 pm (Denny Sanford PREMIER Center)

Betting Odds: UMKC Roos -1.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Omaha Mavericks and UMKC Kangaroos face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown in the Summit League Tournament at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. When these two teams faced off on January 26th it was UMKC that secured the 64-61 victory. 

Omaha Betting Preview

Nebraska Omaha comes into this game with an 8-22 record overall and they have gone 15-14 against the spread. In the last game against Denver, Omaha scored 61 points and that led to the 11 point defeat. Marquel Sutton finished with 13 points and two rebounds, but overall the offense wasn’t good enough. They are averaging 68.8 points while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. Frankie Fidler is having a strong season averaging 14.6 points while shooting 42.9 percent from the field and 26.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

UMKC Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is UMKC who sits with an 11-20 record and they have gone 13-16 against the spread. The offense for UMKC has really been struggling heading into this game. In the last game against South Dakota, Kansas City only managed 48 points and that led to the blowout defeat. UMKC is averaging 64.5 points while their defense is giving up 68.6 points per game. RayQuawndis Mitchell is averaging 17.4 points while shooting 34.8 percent from the field and 30.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

Omaha vs UMKC Trends

The Roos are 0-5 against the spread in their last five games. Nebraska Omaha is 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games. The under is 4-1 in UMKC’s last five games. The under is 4-1 in the Mavericks last five games on Friday. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This game is going to be lower scoring here. UMKC is averaging 64.5 points and their offense has really struggled. I do expect they are going to slow down the pace here though, and that is going to lead to this game being lower scoring. They are going to finish with under 60 points here and the under is going to cash. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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