The Mavericks and Bison are set to face off at 2:00 ET on Summ. The Bison will host the game at Scheels Center in Fargo, ND. This Summit conference matchup has an over/under of 143 points, and North Dakota State is favored to win by -3 at home vs. Omaha.
OMAHA MAVERICKS VS NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON BETTING PICK
The Pick: North Dakota State Bison -3
This game will be played at Scheels Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE NORTH DAKOTA STATE BISON:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-69 in favor of the Bison.
- Not only will North Dakota State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 146 points.
Do the Mavericks Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Omaha enters this game as a 3-point underdog, and they have gone 4-10 this season when considered the underdog. Over their last 10 road games, the Mavericks have gone just 2-8.
So far this season, Omaha has gone 12-13, including a 5-5 record in Summit League play. They are coming off a 99-78 loss to North Dakota.
As the underdog, Omaha has gone 9-5 vs. the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 8-5, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 6-4 vs. the spread.
Omaha’s over/under record this season sits at 10-11 and the average over/under line in their games is 145.6. So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 143. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 157 points.
The Mavericks’ offense wrapped up their last game with 78 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.7 points per contest. Jaeden Marshall led the team in scoring, putting up 15 points. Additionally, Marquel Sutton contributed 15 points for the Mavericks.
On defense, Omaha is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 71.8 points per game. In today’s game vs. North Dakota State, the Omaha defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Omaha made 20 free-throws vs. the Mavericks.
Will North Dakota State Make it Happen at Home?
North Dakota State will look to get back on track after a close loss to North Dakota. They enter this game with a record of 11-13 and a record of 3-5 in Summit League play. At home, the Bison are 3-3 this season, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 7-3.
As the favorite, North Dakota State is 4-2 this season, and they have been favored in six of their 24 games. So far, they have gone 4-10 on the road, compared to their 3-3 record at home. This season, the Bison have an average scoring margin of -1.0 points per game at home.
North Dakota State has a 3-3 ATS record at home this season and they are 4-2 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Bison have gone 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark over their last 10 games is 3-4.
North Dakota State’s over/under record this season is 12-8 and the average over/under line in their games is 144.2. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average OU line in their games. So far, 10 of their games have had higher over/under lines than 143. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
In contrast to their season average of 76.6 points per game, the North Dakota State had a below average performance. They scored 58 points against North Dakota and had a field goal percentage of 48%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Bison offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.6 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.
At present, the Bison’s defense is nationally ranked 240th, allowing 74.9 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Dakota, the Fighting Hawks finished with a field goal percentage of 37% and a total of 60 points vs. North Dakota State.