The Cayman Islands Classic – Mainland battle between the Southern University Jaguars (2-3) and the Omaha Mavericks (3-3) will take place at Baxter Arena. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, November 25, 2019.
Southern University Jaguars at Omaha Mavericks Free Preview
The Jaguars were beaten by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their last game, 93-86. Southern University’s Micah Bradford had a good performance, leading both teams in scoring with 31 points on 11-for-20 shooting. Nebraska had a free throw rate of 0.352 (above their season average of 0.206). Southern University, meanwhile, had an offensive rebounding percentage of 51.0 (above their season average of 31.7).
In the Mavericks’ last game, they beat the Washington State Cougars, 85-77. Omaha was lifted by JT Gibson, who put up 18 points. The Mavericks knocked down 20 of their 24 free throws (83.3 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.551 (above their season average of 0.513).
Omaha could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their prolific offense goes up against one of the country’s worst defenses. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, the Mavericks rank 43rd in offensive efficiency, while Southern University ranks 298th in defensive efficiency.
Southern University vs. Omaha Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Omaha, ATS Winner – Omaha, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Mavericks rank 260th in rebounds per game (33.7) while the Jaguars rank 315th (31.5).
Omaha ranks 195th in assists per game (12.8) while Southern University ranks 248th (11.8).
Southern University ranks 16th in three pointers allowed per game (18.7) while Omaha ranks 300th (26.3).
The Jaguars rank 64th in steals per game (7.3) while the Mavericks rank 243rd (5.3).
Southern University ranks 193rd in blocks per game (2.9) while Omaha ranks 256th (2.1).