North Dakota State Bison vs. Omaha Mavericks ATS Odds

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The Omaha Mavericks (9-20, 4-9 Summit) and North Dakota State Bison (13-16, 4-9 Summit) will go head-to-head at Baxter Arena to wrap up the regular season. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

North Dakota State Bison at Omaha Mavericks Odds Preview

The last time the Bison played, they lost to the Western Illinois Leathernecks, 82-74. Paul Miller had a solid game for North Dakota State, leading the team in scoring with 27 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Western Illinois had a turnover percentage of 6.7 (better than their season average of 16.4). North Dakota State, meanwhile, held the Leathernecks to an offensive rebounding percentage of 12.9 (below their season average of 22.2).

The Mavericks are trying to rebound after their 83-75 loss to the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles in their last matchup. Zach Jackson was the top scorer from either team with 26 points on 10-for-15 shooting. Oral Roberts did a great job of making free throws (11-15; 73.3 percent). Omaha, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.556 vs. 0.545).

Second-chance opportunities might be scarce for Omaha in this contest. The Mavericks currently rank 280th in offensive rebounding percentage (25.9 percent), while North Dakota State ranks 36th in defensive rebounding percentage (75.3 percent). Additionally, the Bisons 40th-ranked offense (effective field goal percentage of 0.551) will clash against the Mavericks 321st-ranked defense (effective field goal percentage allowed of 0.546).

These teams have already met once this season. The Bison won 73-58. The Bison dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 33.3 and a turnover percentage of 16.6. The Mavericks were 17.9 and 20.8, respectively, for those same stats. Miller was the games top overall scorer with 25 points.

North Dakota State Bison vs. Omaha Mavericks ATS Prediction

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – North Dakota State, ATS Winner – North Dakota State, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • The Mavericks rank 175th in steals per game (5.7) while the Bison rank 241st (4.6).
  • North Dakota State averages 34.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 193rd in the nation. Omaha ranks 224th in rebounds allowed per game (36.6).
  • North Dakota State ranks 15th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while Omaha ranks 220th (14.8).
  • The Bison rank 65th in three pointers allowed per game (20.0) while the Mavericks rank 233rd (24.1).
  • North Dakota State ranks 41st in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while Omaha ranks 153rd (3.9).

Betting Trends:

  • The Mavericks average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 6.2, up from 6.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Bison have scored an average of 72.4 points per game (1.9 below their season average) and allowed an average of 70.4 points per game (0.0 below their season average).