The Omaha Mavericks (1-6) can put an end to a five-game road losing streak when they square off with the Washington Huskies (5-2) at Alaska Airlines Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017, and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network.
Omaha Mavericks vs. Washington Huskies Odds Preview
In the Mavericks last outing, they won a close one over the Drake Bulldogs, 75-73. With 16 points, Omaha’s Daniel Norl had a solid performance. The Mavericks had a turnover percentage of 14.9 (better than their season average of 20.4) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.586 (above their season average of 0.528).
The Huskies come in on a high note after topping the Kennesaw State Owls in their last game, 85-71. With 24 points on 8-for-9 shooting, Noah Dickerson was the games leading scorer. Washington dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.345 (below their season average of 0.375) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 53.6 (above their season average of 35.7). For those same stats, Kennesaw State recorded marks of 0.138 and 24.2, respectively.
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Washington in this showdown. The Huskies rank 27th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.4 percent), while Omaha ranks 311th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.8 percent) since the 2016-17 season.
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Omaha games have gone under 62.5 percent of the time, while 66.7 percent of games including Washington have finished over. The Huskies hold the clear advantage straight up (SU) (5-2 vs. 1-6), but the Mavericks have the superior against the spread (ATS) record (4-4 vs. 3-3).
Omaha Mavericks vs. Washington Huskies Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Washington, ATS Winner – Omaha, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Mavericks average 14.2 assists per game, which ranks 120th in the nation. The Huskies rank 297th in assists allowed per game (15.8).
- Washington ranks 108th in rebounds per game (37.0) while Omaha ranks 283rd in rebounds allowed per game (38.2).
- Washington averages 5.2 blocks per game, which ranks 20th in the NCAA. Omaha ranks 257th in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
- The Huskies rank 81st in three pointers allowed per game (19.9) while the Mavericks rank 299th (24.3).
- Omaha averages 8.0 steals per game, which ranks 20th in the nation. Washington ranks 235th in steals allowed per game (6.8).