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Wisconsin vs Nebraska Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Badgers vs Cornhuskers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Wisconsin Badgers at Nebraska Cornhuskers
- Where: Lincoln at Pinnacle Bank Arena
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Wisconsin -2.5, WISC -150 | NEBR +124 O/U 126.5
The Wisconsin Badgers head into today’s game in what will be their 24th game of the season, posting a record of 14-9. On the road, the Badgers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 5-5. So far, the Badgers have been favored 11 times, going 9-2 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Wisconsin as -2.5 point favorites.
Wisconsin’s leading scorer this season is Chucky Hepburn, who is averaging 12.91 points per contest. So far, Hepburn has accounted for 19.84% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 2.96 rebounds per game and 3.09 assists. Steven Crowl is the second leading scorer for the Badgers, averaging 12.0 points per game. Between him and Crowl, they are accounting for 38.3% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Wisconsin this season, as they are currently ranked 219th in college basketball at 70.7 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Badgers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 410th in the NCAA.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Wisconsin, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 11-14. So far this season, Nebraska has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. For the season, Nebraska has been the underdog in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 4-14. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Cornhuskers being +2.5 point underdogs.
Nebraska will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Keisei Tominaga who is averaging 11.64 points per game for the Cornhuskers. Tominaga 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 Cornhuskers’ offensive game plan is the play of Derrick Walker who has hit 58.9% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.3 points 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 25 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: Nebraska Cornhuskers +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Wisconsin Badgers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Nebraska putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Badgers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Cornhuskers to cover.