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Northwestern vs Nebraska Pick & Preview: Wednesday, January 25th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Cornhuskers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northwestern Wildcats at Nebraska Cornhuskers
- Where: Lincoln at Pinnacle Bank Arena
- Date: Wednesday, January 25th
- Betting Odds: Northwestern -2, NW -137 | NEBR +111 O/U 130.0
Northwestern heads into this matchup having played 18 games and have an overall record sitting at 13-5. So far, the Wildcats have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 3-1. This season, Northwestern has been favored to win in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 10-1. For today’s contest, Northwestern has a betting line set -2 points in their favor.
Northwestern will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Chase Audige who is averaging 15.33 points per game for the Wildcats. Audige is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Boo Buie who has hit 36.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.33 points per game.
On offense, Northwestern is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.0 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 18 games, they have only hit 34.7% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.69% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers head into today’s game in what will be their 21st game of the season, posting a record of 10-10. So far this season, Nebraska has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-2. For the season, Nebraska has been the underdog in 13 games, sitting with a mark of 3-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cornhuskers being +2 point underdogs.
Derrick Walker comes into today’s game as the Cornhuskers’ leading scorer at 14.07 points per contest. Not only has Walker been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Nebraska’s top rebounder at 7.73 boards per contest. Behind Walker, the team has benefited from the strong play of Sam Griesel, who is second on the team in scoring at 11.33 points per game. Overall, he has hit 43.5% of his shots and is adding 5.44 boards per game.
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 20 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Northwestern Wildcats -2
According to our key indicators, the best bet for today’s matchup between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats is to get money down on the Northwestern to win an cover as -2 point favorites. Even though the team has not been great vs the spread as the road team, we see them putting together a strong game from behind the arc, as they are one of the NCAA’s best 3-point shooting units at 8.35 made 3’s per game. When it comes time to getting your bets down, we like the Northwestern Wildcats at -2.
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