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UMKC Roos @ Neb.-Omaha Mavericks

Current Records: UMKC 7-12, Neb.-Omaha 10-10

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The Neb.-Omaha Mavericks and the UMKC Roos will face off in a Summit clash at 1:05 p.m. ET on January 20th at Baxter Arena. The timing is sure in Neb.-Omaha's favor as the squad sits on three straight wins at home while UMKC has not had much luck on the away from home, with four straight road losses.

The matchup between Neb.-Omaha and Southern Dak. St. on Thursday hardly resembled the 63-55 effort from their previous meeting. The Mavericks fell just short of the Jackrabbits by a score of 90-87. The defeat unfortunately continues a disappointing trend for Neb.-Omaha in their matchups with Southern Dak. St.: they've now lost nine in a row.

Meanwhile, the point spread may have favored UMKC last Saturday, but the final result did not. They took a 82-69 hit to the loss column at the hands of the Fighting Hawks. The game was a 34-34 toss-up at halftime, but UMKC was outscored by North Dakota in the second.

The Mavericks' defeat dropped their record down to 10-10. As for the Roos, they have been struggling recently, as they've lost four of their last five games, which put a noticeable dent in their 7-12 record this season.

Looking forward to Saturday, Neb.-Omaha is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by five points. Those brave souls putting their money on UMKC against the spread have faith in an upset since their 4-12 ATS record can't hold a candle to Neb.-Omaha's 10-6.

Neb.-Omaha beat UMKC 73-61 in their previous matchup back in March of 2023. Will Neb.-Omaha repeat their success, or does UMKC have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.


Neb.-Omaha is a 5-point favorite against UMKC, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is set at 142 points.

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Series History

UMKC has won 5 out of their last 9 games against Neb.-Omaha.

  • Mar 03, 2023 - Neb.-Omaha 73 vs. UMKC 61
  • Jan 26, 2023 - UMKC 64 vs. Neb.-Omaha 61
  • Dec 31, 2022 - UMKC 75 vs. Neb.-Omaha 59
  • Jan 29, 2022 - Neb.-Omaha 69 vs. UMKC 68
  • Jan 10, 2022 - UMKC 64 vs. Neb.-Omaha 61
  • Feb 13, 2021 - UMKC 55 vs. Neb.-Omaha 47
  • Feb 12, 2021 - UMKC 62 vs. Neb.-Omaha 52
  • Dec 15, 2016 - Neb.-Omaha 80 vs. UMKC 75
  • Nov 17, 2015 - Neb.-Omaha 95 vs. UMKC 89