Northwestern at Nebraska - 2/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-16) vs Northwestern Wildcats (10-10)
Game Info: Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 1:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +4 -- Over/Under: 146 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Northwestern Wildcats will travel to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten game on Saturday.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-10 (3-8) this season and have lost four of their last five games. Northwestern is coming off of an overtime win against Rutgers by a score of 79-78 in their last game. Northwestern shot 47.4% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. Boo Buie led the Wildcats with 18 points and 4 assists in the game. Northwestern is averaging 75.3 points per game and is giving up 68.9 points per game against, while also averaging 36.3 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game. Pete Nance is averaging 15.9 points per game and 6.9 rebounds per game, while Boo Buie is averaging 14.8 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for the Wildcats. Northwestern is shooting 44.1% on field goals, 73% on free throws, and 35.3% on three pointers.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-16 (0-11) this season and have lost nine games in a row. Nebraska lost to Michigan in their last game by a score of 85-79. Nebraska led by seven points at halftime, but was outscored 48-35 in the second half for the loss. Bryce McGowens led the Cornhuskers with 24 points and 6 rebounds in the game. Nebraska is averaging 72.6 points per game and is giving up 78.4 points per game against, while also averaging 33.7 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Bryce McGowens is averaging 17 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Alonzo Verge Jr. is averaging 13.8 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska is shooting 43.1% on field goals, 72.1% on free throws, and 30.3% on three pointers.
Northwestern is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games. The under is 6-2 in Northwestern’s last 8 games as a road favorite. Nebraska is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 6-0 ATS in their last 6 home games. The over is 5-2 in Nebraska’s last 7 games. The road team is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 head to head meetings.
Both of these teams have struggled in conference play, but Nebraska is easily the worst team in the Big Ten. The one positive note for Nebraska is that they have played their last four opponents tough, only losing by a combined 22 points in four losses. Nebraska is not good on the defensive end and I think Northwestern will take advantage of it.
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