Omaha Mavericks vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks ATS Prediction 01/08/20

Posts AdminArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

The Omaha Mavericks (9-8, 2-0 Summit) visit Betty Engelstad Sioux Center to clash with the North Dakota Fighting Hawks (8-8, 2-0 Summit). The Mavericks will attempt to put an end to a five-game road losing streak. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

Omaha Mavericks vs. North Dakota Fighting Hawks Betting Odds

Both teams defeated their last opponent. The Fighting Hawks defeated the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons 83-69, while the Mavericks beat the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles 74-67.

The Mavericks had a solid effective field goal percentage of 0.588 (above their season average of 0.500), while the Golden Eagles had a turnover percentage of 17.2 (above their season average of 13.6). The Fighting Hawks, on the other hand, knocked down 23 of their 29 free throws (79.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.682 (above their season average of 0.543). Marlon Stewart had a solid performance for North Dakota, recording 29 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Omaha rallied around Marlon Ruffin, who put up 15 points.

The Mavericks dominated this series last year, emerging victorious in all three contests. In the last game, Omaha won 81-76. Omaha’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Mavericks had more offensive rebounds (14 vs. 5), defensive rebounds (27 vs. 25) and total rebounds (41 vs. 30). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

North Dakota could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their sharp-shooting offense squares off against one of the nation’s worst defenses. The Fighting Hawks rank 27th in effective field goal percentage (0.550), while Omaha ranks 259th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.507).

Omaha vs. North Dakota ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Omaha, ATS Winner – Omaha, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • North Dakota ranks 115th in three pointers attempted per game (23.1) while Omaha ranks 269th (16.9).
  • The Fighting Hawks average 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 64th in the country. The Mavericks rank 215th in assists allowed per game (15.4).
  • North Dakota ranks 82nd in rebounds per game (38.4) while Omaha ranks 209th in rebounds allowed per game (37.2).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Mavericks’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.2, up from 3.2 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Fighting Hawks have scored an average of 83.0 points per game (5.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (2.5 below their season average).