Omaha Mavericks vs. North Dakota State Bison Betting Prediction 02/29/20

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The North Dakota State Bison (21-8, 12-3 Summit) welcome the Omaha Mavericks (16-14, 9-6 Summit) to Scheels Center as the regular season comes to a close. The game begins at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Omaha Mavericks at North Dakota State Bison Betting Odds

Both teams won a tight one over their last opponent. The Bison defeated the South Dakota State Jackrabbits 71-69, while the Mavericks beat the North Dakota Fighting Hawks 84-83.

The Mavericks, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.504, had a great mark of 0.575 and had a turnover percentage of 10.1 (better than their season average of 15.1). Meanwhile, North Dakota State dominated nearly every facet of their game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 15.4 (below their season average of 23.7) and a free throw rate of 0.136 (matching their season average). For those same stats, South Dakota State was 5.7 and 0.066, respectively. Tyson Ward was a key piece for North Dakota State with 24 points and seven rebounds. Wanjang Tut, meanwhile had a good game for Omaha, contributing 19 points and six rebounds.

In their first matchup this year, Ward led the Bison to an 86-78 victory. He put up 22 points and nine rebounds. North Dakota State was successful at getting and making free throws. The Bison made 23 of their 28 free throws (82.1 percent), while the Mavericks were 16-19 (84.2 percent).

The productive offense of North Dakota State will go head-to-head against the porous defense of Omaha. The Bison rank 39th in offensive efficiency, while the Mavericks are 327th in defensive efficiency. The Bison figure to have the edge on that end of the court. Moreover, the Mavericks rank 53rd in turnover percentage (17.0 percent), while the Bison rank 348th in opponents’ turnover percentage (15.5 percent).

Omaha Mavericks vs. North Dakota State Bison Free Pick

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

Betting Notes:

  • North Dakota State ranks ninth in assists allowed per game (9.6) while Omaha ranks 242nd (14.6).
  • The Bison rank 43rd in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Mavericks rank 116th (3.4).
  • Omaha ranks 196th in steals per game (5.4) while North Dakota State ranks 230th (4.8).
  • The Bison rank 42nd in three pointers attempted per game (25.8) while the Mavericks rank 258th (18.3).
  • North Dakota State ranks 28th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Omaha ranks 191st (36.1).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Mavericks have outscored opponents by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Omaha has lost by an average of 2.1 points.
  • During their last five games, the Bison have scored an average of 75.8 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (5.6 above their season average).