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Nebraska vs Purdue Pick & Preview: Friday, January 13th Betting Odds

Cornhuskers vs Boilermakers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Purdue Boilermakers
  • Where: West Lafayette at Mackey Arena
  • Date: Friday, January 13th
  • Betting Odds: Nebraska +15, NEBR +875 | PUR -1660 O/U 132.0

Cornhuskers Preview:

Heading into today’s matchup vs Purdue, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be taking the floor for the 18th time this season and have an overall record of 9-8. So far, the Cornhuskers have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 2-6. For the season, Nebraska has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 2-8. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cornhuskers being +15 point underdogs.

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Nebraska’s leading scorer this season is Sam Griesel, who is averaging 11.12 points per contest. So far, Griesel has accounted for 15.64% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.38 rebounds per game and 4.19 assists. Derrick Walker is the second leading scorer for the Cornhuskers, averaging 13.67 points per game. Between him and Walker, they are accounting for 30.0% of the team’s scoring.

On offense, Nebraska is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.3 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 17 games, they have only hit 32.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 37.37% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Boilermakers Preview:

Purdue heads into this matchup having played 16 games and have an overall record sitting at 15-1. So far this season, Purdue has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-1. The Boilermakers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -15 points in their favor. For the season, Purdue has been favored to win in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 12-1.

Zach Edey comes into today’s game as the Boilermakers’ leading scorer at 21.87 points per contest. Not only has Edey been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Purdue’s top rebounder at 13.2 boards per contest. Behind Edey, the team has benefited from the strong play of Fletcher Loyer, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.38 points per game. Overall, he has hit 37.7% of his shots and is adding 1.56 boards per game.

Through 16 games, Purdue has been playing well on offense, averaging 79.8 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Boilermakers’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 39.1% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.74 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers +15

After examining this game, we think that Purdue’s desire to get up and down the court will create problems for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are more comfortable with a slower pace. Even with a -15 point spread, the Boilermakers’ up-tempo style will likely lead to an easy win. Our recommendation is to bet on Purdue to not only come out on top but also cover the spread against Nebraska.

 


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