Nebraska at Northwestern: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Nebraska at Northwestern: 3/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern Wildcats (14-15) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Gainbridge Fieldhouse)

Betting Odds: Northwestern Wildcats -5.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. When these two teams faced off on February 22nd it was Northwestern that won 77-65. 

Pete Nance was the top player for Northwestern scoring 20 points. Nebraska was led by Bryce McGowens and Alonso Verge Jr who finished with 15 points. 

Nebraska comes into this game with a 10-21 record overall and they have gone 17-14 against the spread. Coming into this game Nebraska has won three games in a row and in the last game against Wisconsin they won 74-73. They were without a few key guys, and Nebraska still came back late to secure the victory. Nebraska is averaging 73.4 points while their defense is giving up 78.8 points per game. Bryce McGowens has been the top player for Nebraska averaging 17.2 points while shooting 40.8 percent from the field and 28 percent from behind the three point line. McGowens is still dealing with a hand injury and it’s unclear if he will be able to go in this game.

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On the other side of this matchup is the Northwestern Wildcats who sit with a 14-15 record and they have gone 13-14-1 against the spread. The Wildcats have had some issues this season, but they are coming off a big win in the last game against Minnesota. The defense locked down giving up only 62 points and that led to the 13 point victory. Northwestern is averaging 72.9 points while their defense is giving up 68.5 points per game. Pete Nance has been the top player for Northwestern averaging 14.7 points while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 44.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

The under is 4-1 in Northwestern’s last four games following an against the spread win. Northwestern is 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games. The over is 6-1 in Nebraska’s last seven neutral site games. 

Nebraska has looked quite strong heading into this game, and they are going to continue the success in this game. Look for Nebraska to find offensive success against the Northwestern defense and this game is going to get out of hand early. Back Nebraska against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Nebraska +5.5

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