Sunday, March 6, 2016
Welsh Ryan Arena
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Welsh Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 4.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 133.5.
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The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 14-16 and a road record of 3-7. They are 14-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-9. The Wildcats have an overall record of 19-11 and a home record of 13-4. They have an over/under record of 14-12 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Shavon Shields comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Andrew White III averages 16.6 points per game in 29.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.1 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Tre Demps averages 15.4 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Bryant McIntosh averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Nebraska averages 71.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 186th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 167th in the country. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per game which ranks them 190th and 262nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 95th with 11.8 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 167th and 273rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 50th and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 116th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 145th in the Division 1.
Northwestern averages 72.3 points per game this year which ranks them 177th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 93rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 117th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 155th and 21st respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 16th with 10.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 66.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 43rd in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 160th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 112th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest which puts them in 239th place in the nation. The Wildcats force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 59.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -3.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -7.7 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 106.8 and they assist on 45.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.2%. The Cornhuskers give up 72.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 74.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 13.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.6 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 110.2 and 62.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.6 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Wildcats give up 62.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-11 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 15-9 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-13 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 14-12 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
03/05/16 G Andrew White III Shoulder probable Sunday vs. Northwestern
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
11/11/15 F Vic Law Shoulder out for season
03/02/16 C Joey Van Zegeren Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Nebraska
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