Minnesota vs Nebraska Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/8/23

Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-15) vs Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-21)

Game Info: Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 9:00 pm (United Center)

Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers -5.5 -- Over/Under: 134 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Wednesday in a college basketball showdown in the Big Ten Tournament at the United Center. When these two teams faced off on February 25th it was Nebraska that won 78-67. 

Minnesota Betting Preview

Minnesota sits with an 8-21 record overall but they have been a little more competitive as of late. Two games ago against Rutgers, they were able to secure a 75-74 victory, and in the last game against Wisconsin, they only lost by four points to Wisconsin. In the last game against Dawson Garcia had a strong game finishing with 19 points and two assists. Minnesota is averaging 62.6 points while their defense is giving up 71 points per game. The offense for this team has been inconsistent. Garcia on the season is averaging 15.6 points while shooting 45.8 percent from the field and 34.6 percent from behind the three point line. 

Nebraska Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Nebraska who comes into this game with a 16-15 record overall and they have good heading into this game. Nebraska scored 81 points against Iowa, and that was enough to win by four points. It was a balanced attack with four different players scoring at least 11 points. Nebraska is averaging 67.7 points while their defense is giving up 69.6 points per game. Derrick Walker has been the top player for the Cornhuskers averaging 13.7 points while shooting 58.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from behind the three point line. 

Minnesota vs Nebraska Trends

Minnesota is 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games on Wednesday. The over is 7-0 in Nebraska’s last seven games overall. The over is 6-0 in Minnesota’s last six games. The over is 4-0 in Nebraska’s last four games against a team with a losing straight up record. 

Shane’s Free Pick

Minnesota has been playing better as of late, but so is Nebraska, and I still don’t trust the Golden Gophers offense. Minnesota is averaging only 62.6 points and they are going to struggle to score again here. Nebraska is going to run up the score, and that will be the difference for Nebraska as they are going to get the job done. Back Nebraska against the spread here. 

Shane’s Pick Nebraska -5.5

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