Omaha vs North Dakota: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – February 19, 2021

Posted By Staff on February 19, 2021 - Last Updated on March 5, 2021

The Omaha Mavericks (2-16) will attempt to break a 12-game losing streak when they host the North Dakota Fightin’ Hawks (7-13) on Friday, February 19, 2021 at Baxter Arena as only 2-point favorites. The game airs at 8:00 PM ET. The point total is set at 144.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 19, 2021, 2:16 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Omaha -2 -112 -109 144.5 -109 -112

Keys to the Game for Omaha

  • The Mavericks have failed to cover the spread more often than not this year, going 5-12 against the spread.
  • The Mavericks have not fared well as a 2-point favorite, going 0-5 against the spread when favored by at least 2 points.
  • Omaha and its opponents have hit the over in only 41.2% of games (7 out of 17 matchups).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Omaha Leaders

  • The Mavericks scoring leader is Marlon Ruffin, who averages 13.1 per contest to go with 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
  • Matt Pile is the Mavericks leading rebounder, pulling down 8.9 per game, while Ayo Akinwole is their best passer, averaging 2.9 assists in each contest.
  • Ruffin leads the Mavericks in three-point shooting with an average of 1.4 threes per game.
  • Akinwole is Omaha’s leader in steals, averaging 1.0 steal per game, while Pile leads them in blocks with 1.3 per contest.

Keys to the Game for North Dakota

  • The Fightin’ Hawks have a losing record against the spread, going 6-12 ATS (covering only 33.3% of the time).
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Fightin’ Hawks have a record ATS of 0-5.
  • North Dakota and its opponents have hit the over in more than half of their matchups this year — 12 of 18 (66.7%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

North Dakota Leaders

  • Filip Rebraca leads the team in both scoring (17.0 points per game) and rebounding (7.0 rebounds per game).
  • Tyree Ihenacho has the title of North Dakota assist leader, dishing out 4.1 assists per game this season.
  • Ethan Igbanugo leads the Fightin’ Hawks in shooting from beyond the arc, averaging 1.5 made threes per game.
  • North Dakota’s Ihenacho has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 1.6 per game and Seybian Sims is first in blocks with 0.7 per game.

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Fightin’ Hawks (+2)

Pick OU:
Under (144.5)

Prediction: Omaha 73, North Dakota 71

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

Omaha leads the past four matchups 4-0 over North Dakota. The Mavericks and the Fightin’ Hawks have a tied 1-1 record ATS in those head-to-head meetings.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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