Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Pioneers versus the Mavericks? Tip off is at at 9:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on Summ. The game will be played at Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls, SD. The over/under for this Summit conference contest is set at 157.5 points, with Omaha being favored by -1.5 at home against Denver.


The Pick: Omaha Mavericks -1.5

This game will be played at Denny Sanford Premier Center at 9:30 ET on Monday, March 11th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Not only will Omaha pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can The Pioneers Secure a Road Victory?

Denver heads into today’s game as the underdog, as they have been in 17 of their 32 games this season. They have gone 6-11 in those games, compared to 6-5 when they are the favorite.

On the road this season, the Pioneers have gone just 6-12, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games away from home.

As the underdog this season, Denver has an ATS record of 8-8-1 and an overall ATS record of 12-15-1. On the road, the Pioneers are 7-10-1 vs. the spread and 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Denver has gone 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Denver’s over/under record this season is 19-8-1 and today’s line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (155.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Denver offense tallied 61 points in a matchup against Kansas City. Their field goal percentage for the game was 39.3%, and they made 8 threes. The team’s top scorer is Tommy Bruner, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 24.2, while Touko Tainamo also maintains a PPG average of 15.8 leading up to the game.

At this time, the Pioneers’ defense is positioned 335th in the country, permitting 81.3 points per game. Against Kansas City in their most recent game, the Denver defense gave up a total of 60 points while allowing Kansas City to hit 32% of their shots.

Will the Mavericks Come Through as Home Favorites?

Omaha enters this game against Denver as 1.5-point favorites, and they have gone 6-3 this season when favored. At home, the Mavericks have gone 7-4 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +3.7 points per game.

So far this season, Omaha has gone 15-17, and they are 8-9 in Summit League play. In their most recent game, the Mavericks defeated North Dakota by a score of 73-72.

As the favorite, Omaha has gone just 4-5 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Mavericks have an ATS record of 5-5.

So far this season, the over/under record for Omaha sits at 14-14. Today’s over/under line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (146.4). Currently, 18 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 138 points.

The Mavericks’ offense finished with 73 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 74.3 points per contest. One area that the Omaha offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 42nd in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

So far, the Mavericks’ defense is ranked 206th in the country at 73.1 points per contest. Omaha’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the North Dakota offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.