Planning on watching today's Pioneers and Mavericks game? Catch the action at Baxter Arena in Omaha, NE, as the Mavericks hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on Summ. The Pioneers are the favorites in this Summit conference matchup the against the Mavericks. The over/under for the game is set at 157 points.


The Pick: Omaha Mavericks +1

This game will be played at Baxter Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 29th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Mavericks.
  • Not only will Omaha pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Pioneers Have a Shot at a Win at Omaha?

The Denver Pioneers, who have a record of 8-5, will be facing Omaha today. In away games, Denver has a record of 3-5, while at home they are 1-0. Heading into today's game, Denver has a 5-4 ATS record. Over their last five games, the team is 2-0 vs. the spread.

In 13 games, Denver comes in with an over/under mark of 6-3-0, with their games averaging 159.7 points per game. Over the course of the last five games, the Pioneers' games have averaged 161 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-0.

Compared to their season average of 83.5 points per game, Denver struggled in their previous game. Against BYU, the Pioneers scored 74 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 42.6%. Tommy Bruner is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 24.2. Meanwhile, Touko Tainamo also brings a PPG average of 17.6 into the game.

So far, the Pioneers' defense is ranked 208th in the country at 74.1 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Denver defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as BYU knocked down 12 three-pointers on their way to 90 points.

Can Omaha Lock in a Home Win?

Omaha will be entering their 14th game of the season with a 6-7 record. In their previous three games at home, Omaha has a perfect 3-0 record, which includes last year. Heading into their game against Denver, Omaha holds an ATS record of 4-4. In their last ten games this season, Omaha has gone 1-3 vs. the spread.

Through 13 games, Omaha has an over/under record of 3-5-0 with their games averaging a combined 136.6 points per game so far. The Mavericks' last five games have finished with a combined 137 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.

Most recently, the Omaha offense finished with just 53 points vs. Cal Poly. For the game, they hit 3/16 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 33.9%. Frankie Fidler is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today's matchup with an average of 15.4. Meanwhile, Marquel Sutton also brings a PPG average of 9.9 into the game.

At present, the Mavericks' defense is nationally ranked 117th, allowing 68.9 points per game. Against Cal Poly in their most recent game, the Omaha defense gave up a total of 66 points while allowing Cal Poly to hit 41% of their shots.