Nebraska at Indiana - 3/11/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-24) at Indiana Hoosiers (19-12)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 8:25 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Hoosiers -12 -- Over/Under: 142
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-24, 2-18 CONF) and the Indiana Hoosiers (19-12, 9-11 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 11th for the 1st Round of the Big Ten Conference Tournament. The game will be played at a neutral site location at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN. The game is scheduled for an 8:25 PM ET start time.
Nebraska is coming off a bad, 107-75 road loss to Minnesota on the road in their last game. Nebraska only won two conference games this entire season and only seven games overall. Nebraska has lost 16 straight games heading into the tourney. Indiana ended its regular season with a 60-56 home loss to Wisconsin. Indiana has lost three of its last four games overall.
Nebraska scores 70.0 points per game on 40.9 percent field goal shooting this season. Nebraska’s leading scorer is G Haanif Cheatham, who scores 13.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Nebraska is F Yvan Ouedraogo, who earns 6.5 rebounds per game. Nebraska allows 77.7 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -7.7 scoring differential so far this season. Nebraska also earns 35.4 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 2.4 blocks, and 6.9 steals per game as a team.
Indiana scores 70.9 points per game on 44.2 percent field goal shooting this season. Indiana’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Trayce-Jackson Davis, who scores 13.6 points per game and earns 8.1 rebounds per game. Indiana allows 66.8 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +4.1 scoring differential so far this season. Indiana also earns 37.5 rebounds, 12.6 assists, 4.1 blocks, and 5.6 steals per game as a team.
Nebraska is 13-18 against the spread this season and 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games. Nebraska is also 2-1 against the spread in neutral site games so far this season. Indiana is 15-16 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Indiana is also 1-1 against the spread in neutral site games so far this season.
I will take the better team in this spot. Nebraska losing 16 straight games does not make me think they are going to come out motivated. Indiana cannot lose this game based on dignity, therefore I think they take care of business and grab a 20 point victory.