Northwestern at Nebraska Prediction - Basketball Picks for 1/25/23

Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-10) vs Northwestern Wildcats (13-5)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +1 -- Over/Under: 130.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northwestern Wildcats and Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown at Pinnacle Bank Arena. When these two teams faced off last March it was Northwestern that secured the 71-69 victory. 

Northwestern Betting Preview

Northwestern comes into this game sitting with a 13-5 record and they have gone 10-8 against the spread. In the last game against Wisconsin, Northwestern gave up only 63 points and that led to the three-point victory. Boo Buie had a big game finishing with 20 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. Northwestern is averaging 68.8 points while their defense is giving up 60.9 points per game. The defense is 15th best in basketball and it’s what they have leaned on. Chase Audige is averaging 15.3 points while shooting 38.2 percent from the field 

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Nebraska Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Nebraska who sits with a 10-10 record and they have gone 7-13 against the spread. In the last game against Penn State, the defense gave up 76 points and that led to the 11-point defeat. Two games ago against Ohio State, the defense was good and they won 63-60. Nebraska is averaging 66.2 points while their defense is giving up 67.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 318th while the defense is ranked 126th. Derrick Walker is averaging 14.1 points while shooting 60.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the three-point line. Check out other free college basketball picks for Wednesday. 

Northwestern vs Nebraska  Trends

Nebraska is 8-1-1 against the spread in their last 10 games on Wednesday. The over is 4-0 in Northwestern’s last four games. The under is 9-1-1 in Nebraska’s last 11 home games. The over is 4-1 in Northwestern’s last five road games. 

Shane’s Free Pick

This Northwestern defense is elite and they are going to lockdown again in this game. Northwestern is giving up only 60.9 points per game and Nebraska is going to struggle to get to 60 points again here. The lack of scoring by Nebraska is going to be the difference as Northwestern gets the job done. Back Northwestern against the spread. 

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Shane’s Pick Northwestern -1

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