Nebraska Omaha @ No. 3 Purdue
Current Records: Nebraska Omaha 1-4; Purdue 5-0
What to Know
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks' road trip will continue as they head to Mackey Arena at 2 p.m. ET Friday to face off against the #3 Purdue Boilermakers. The Boilermakers should still be feeling good after a victory, while Nebraska Omaha will be looking to regain their footing.
It looks like Nebraska Omaha got the smaller half of the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner. They were completely outmatched by the Texas Tech Red Raiders on the road and fell 96-40.
Meanwhile, Purdue didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Villanova Wildcats on Sunday, but they still walked away with an 80-74 win. Five players on Purdue scored in the double digits: center Zach Edey (21), guard Isaiah Thompson (12), forward Caleb Furst (12), guard Jaden Ivey (10), and guard Sasha Stefanovic (10). Edey hadn't helped his team much against the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him.
Nebraska Omaha is the clear underdog, so they're hoping it's the size of the fight that determines this one. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
The Mavericks are now 1-4 while the Boilermakers sit at 5-0. Two offensive numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Nebraska Omaha has only been able to knock down 36.30% percent of their shots, which is the 348th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Purdue's offense has more to brag about, as they they rank third in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 91.4 on average. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Friday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Mackey Arena -- West Lafayette, Indiana
- TV: BTN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $17.90
The Boilermakers are a big 36.5-point favorite against the Mavericks, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line has drifted a bit towards the Boilermakers, as the game opened with the Boilermakers as a 35-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Purdue
- Trey Kaufman-Renn: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)
- Brian Waddell: Out for the Season (Knee)