Omaha Mavericks vs Wyoming Cowboys Prediction, 12/17/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Omaha Mavericks vs Wyoming Cowboys
Date: Thursday, December 17, 2020
Location: Arena Auditorium in Laramie, WY
Odds/Point Spread: Omaha (+9)
The Wyoming Cowboys (5-1) play the Omaha Mavericks (2-5) at Arena Auditorium on Thursday. The spread on this contest has Wyoming as 9-point favorites. The over/under opens at 145.5.
Omaha comes into this one with a record of 2-5 for the campaign. They are losing possession via turnover 16.7 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 18.9 fouls per contest. As a unit, Omaha is pulling down 35.1 rebounds per game and has 58 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 191st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Mavericks are hitting 26.5% on shots from downtown (30 of 113) and 69.2% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 61.7 points per contest (295th in the nation) while hitting 38.1% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Mavericks are able to force 13.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.0 personal fouls. The Mavericks defense is allowing a FG percentage of 45.8% (194 of 424) and they relinquish 38.4 boards per game as a team. They currently rank 312th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 107 surrendered this season. They concede 40.4% on 3-point shots and they are 265th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (77.1).
The Omaha Mavericks played the Kansas Jayhawks and ended up losing by a score of 95-50 in their last contest. Omaha ended the contest having earned a 27.4% FG percentage (17 of 62) and made 4 of their 20 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Mavericks made 12 of their 15 attempts for a percentage of 80.0%. Regarding rebounding, they compiled a total of 29 with 11 of them being offensive. They also recorded 4 assists in the matchup while having 5 steals and 2 blocks. When it comes to defending, Omaha allowed their opponent to shoot 27.4% from the floor on 17 of 62. Kansas totaled 18 dimes and 8 steals for the matchup. Additionally, the Jayhawks snagged 52 rebounds (20 offensive, 32 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Kansas finished shooting 83.3% at the free throw line by making 15 of their 18 tries. They also made 12 of their 31 tries from beyond the arc.
Wanjang Tut is one player who saw a lot of court time for the game. He scored 14 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He was on the court for 28 mins and snagged 5 rebounds. Tut finished the contest at 60.0% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that saw a lot of court time in this contest for the Mavericks was Sam'i Roe. He pulled down 4 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 22.2% from the floor for this contest by shooting 2-of-9 (6 points). Overall, Roe played 24 minutes.
Wyoming has a win-loss record of 5-1 for the season. The Cowboys are committing 19.7 fouls every game and they connect on 70.4% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.3 times per contest (65th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.5 times per contest. Wyoming has tallied 517 pts for the campaign (86.2 per contest) and they pull down 36.3 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Cowboys are hitting on 48.6% from the field, which is ranked 85th in the nation. The Cowboys on the defensive end are ranked 226th in the nation in PPG given up with 73.7. They have relinquished 12.7 dimes and 38.0 rebounds per game, which is ranked 159th and 244th in those categories on the defensive end. The Wyoming defense allows 35.8% on 3-point attempts (38 of 106) and opponents are connecting on 69.2% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have forced 15.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.6% from the field (198th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Wyoming Cowboys got the victory with a final of 93-88 against the Utah Valley Wolverines. The Cowboys snagged 19 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 24 for the matchup. They also rejected 2 shots while getting 7 steals in this matchup. The Wolverines had 22 fouls in the matchup which took the Cowboys to the free throw line for a total of 27 attempts. They were able to knock down 20 of those for a rate of 74.1%. In regard to shooting from distance, Wyoming converted 13 out of 25 attempts (52.0%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cowboys went 30 out of 60 from the floor which had them shooting 50.0%. The Cowboys allowed the Wolverines to convert 32 of their 64 tries from the floor which had them shooting 50.0% in this matchup. They went 31.3% from three-point range by shooting 5 of 16 and finished the contest at 19 out of 28 from the free throw line (67.9%). When talking about how they attacked the glass, Wyoming allowed Utah Valley to grab 42 overall (15 on the offensive glass).
Hunter Maldonado saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Cowboys in this matchup. He buried 12 out of 23 in this contest for a field goal rate of 52.2%, which earned him 30 points. Maldonado totaled 7 rebounds in his 34 mins and had 8 dimes for this game. Someone else who was a determining factor for Wyoming was Marcus Williams. He finished with 12 points in his 26 minutes on the court via 3 of 11 from the floor for the matchup. Williams wrapped this one up going 27.3% from the field as well as contributing 4 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Wyoming (-9)
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