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Omaha vs North Dakota Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds

Mavericks vs Fighting Hawks Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Omaha Mavericks at North Dakota Fighting Hawks
  • Where: Grand Forks at Betty Engelstad Sioux Center
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th
  • Betting Odds: Omaha +5.5, NEOM +197 | NDAK -247 O/U 145.5

Mavericks Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs North Dakota, the Omaha Mavericks will be taking the floor for the 27th time this season and have an overall record of 7-19. On the road, the Mavericks will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 1-13. So far, the Mavericks have been the underdog 22 times, going 4-18 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

Frankie Fidler comes into today’s game as the Mavericks’ leading scorer at 13.69 points per contest. Not only has Fidler been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Omaha’s top rebounder at 5.77 boards per contest. Behind Fidler, the team has benefited from the strong play of Marquel Sutton, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.42 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.7% of his shots and is adding 4.85 boards per game.

Coming into today’s game, Omaha will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Mavericks are ranked 250th at 69.6 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 299th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Omaha is close to the NCAA average at 35.5%.

Fighting Hawks Preview:

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks will be looking to pick up their 27th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. Currently, the Fighting Hawks have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 6-7. The Fighting Hawks’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, North Dakota has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0.

North Dakota’s leading scorer this season is B.J. Omot, who is averaging 11.85 points per contest. So far, Omot has accounted for 16.76% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.81 rebounds per game and 1.27 assists. Matt Norman is the second leading scorer for the Fighting Hawks, averaging 11.12 points per game. Between him and Norman, they are accounting for 32.5% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for North Dakota this season, as they are currently ranked 232nd in college basketball at 70.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Fighting Hawks’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.4%, placing them 221st in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Omaha Mavericks +5.5

In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the North Dakota Fighting Hawks are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate Omaha putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Fighting Hawks as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Mavericks to cover.