Rutgers at Nebraska: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-17) vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights (13-9)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Monday in a college basketball showdown at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights come into this game with a 13-9 record overall but they have lost two of their last three games. The one win during that stretch came against the Indiana Hoosiers, a game the defense gave up 63 points in. Rutgers on the season is averaging 71 points per game while the defense is giving up 67.8 points per game. Rutgers is shooting 45.6 percent from the field and 32.2 percent from behind the three point line. Ron Harper Jr has been the best player for Rutgers averaging 15.7 points while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the Nebraska Cornhuskers who sit with a 6-17 record overall but they are coming off a win over the Minnesota Golden GOphers in the last game. The offense was strong in that last game scoring 78 points and that led to a four point victory. Nebraska on the season is averaging 68.1 points per game while their defense is giving up 74.4 points per game. Nebraska is shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 33 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Teddy Allen has been the best player for Nebraska averaging 16.4 points while shooting 44.7 percent from the field and 37.6 percent from behind the three point line.
Rutgers is 19-3 against the spread in their last 22 games played on Monday. Nebraska is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games played on Monday. Nebraska is 6-14 against the spread in their last 20 home games. Rutgers is 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 meetings against Nebraska.
Nebraska has some confidence and they should find success in this one. I don’t think they are going to do enough to come away with a win but they will cover this spread. Back Nebraska against the spread.