Omaha Mavericks vs. North Dakota Sioux Free Pick 03/03/15
Play Omaha Mavericks -1.
Tonight we have a relatively rare late season inter-conference matchup featuring Nebraska Omaha (11-17, 5-11) out of the Summit traveling to Grand Forks to meet North Dakota (8-20, 4-13) out of the Big Sky. It’s been a tough year for Nebraska Omaha. The Mavericks can score the ball with gusto and lead the Summit in scoring but they’re last in defense at 77.8 ppg. per, good for 152nd in Division I. Omaha took a hit in losing second leading scorer Marcus Tyus (13.0, 44% from downtown) but D.J. Carter (17.0) and Co. has picked up the slack and the Mavs are off two nice wins over the IP schools.
North Dakota has lost seven straight and was catching 11 in a game they lost by eight in the only game they covered. UND is 9th in the Big Sky in offense and 8th in defense at 73.2 per. While Omaha is still playing hard and showing marginal “buy” signs, North Dakota is simply playing out the string.
Regardless of effort, UND simply doesn’t have the scoring or defense to stay with the visitors. Omaha by double-digits.