The Omaha Mavericks (2-12) will look to break an eight-game losing streak when they host the Western Illinois Leathernecks (3-11) on Friday, February 5, 2021 at Baxter Arena as 5.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 9:00 PM ET. The matchup has an over/under of 152.5.
The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 5, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.
Best Betting Odds
The spread for this matchup suggested by the model (3.3 points) is a little bit less than the 5.5-point edge DraftKings gives to the Mavericks, though the data still has them as the favorite.
The model projects a total 2.8 points lower than the one set by DraftKings for this game.
Prediction: Omaha 76, Western Illinois 73
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.
Examining the Over/Under
- The average implied total for the Mavericks this season is 77.1 points, 1.9 fewer points than their implied total of 79 points in Friday’s game.
- Omaha has only outscored its implied point total for this matchup (79) once this season.
- The average implied point total on the season for the Leathernecks (77.9) is 3.9 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (74).
- Western Illinois is looking to outscore its implied point total for this matchup (74) for the seventh time this season.
Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.
Omaha and Western Illinois Records ATS
|ATS Record||ATS Record Against 5.5+ Point Spread||Over/Under Record (O-U-P)|
Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
Last 5 Games
|1/30/2021||South Dakota||Loss||97-93||1/30/2021||North Dakota||Win||99-87|
|1/29/2021||South Dakota||Loss||91-59||1/29/2021||North Dakota||Loss||83-81|
|1/9/2021||North Dakota State||Loss||80-66||1/23/2021||South Dakota||Loss||84-74|
|1/8/2021||North Dakota State||Loss||71-69||1/22/2021||South Dakota||Loss||65-60|
|12/29/2020||Kansas State||Loss||60-58||1/9/2021||South Dakota State||Loss||92-63|
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