The Omaha Mavericks and Purdue Boilermakers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Mackey Arena. The Omaha Mavericks look to snap a four-game losing streak. The Purdue Boilermakers look to improve to 6-0 on the year.
The Omaha Mavericks are averaging 57.8 points on 36.3 percent shooting and allowing 74.6 points on 46.2 percent shooting. Kyle Luedtke is averaging 9.6 points and 5 rebounds, while Nick Ferrarini is averaging 8 points and 1 rebound. Felix Lemetti is dishing 2.6 assists and Frankie Fidler is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Omaha Mavericks are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. The Omaha Mavericks are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.4 rebounds per game.
The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 91.4 points on 52.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.8 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Zach Edey is averaging 17.2 points and 8 rebounds while Jaden Ivey is averaging 15.6 points and 7.2 rebounds. Sasha Stefanovic is the third double-digit scorer and Trevion Williams is grabbing 7.2 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 42.3 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.6 rebounds per game.
The Mavericks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Boilermakers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 5-1 in Mavericks last 6 games following a ATS loss. The over is 6-1 in Boilermakers last 7 overall.
The Purdue Boilermakers are easily the better team here, but this is a boatload of points for a team that can’t be all that motivated and is fresh off Thanksgiving. Purdue also has FSU on deck, so certainly a look ahead spot. The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks haven’t been great this season, but they’re battle tested, and this game certainly means more to them in terms of competition. Points, please.