Thursday, January 26, 2017
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Welsh-Ryan Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Northwestern as 9.5 point favorites.
The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 9-10 and a road record of 2-4. They are 9-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-10. The Wildcats have an overall record of 16-4 and a home record of 10-1. They have an over/under record of 7-10 and they are 12-4 against the spread.
Tai Webster comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 72%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14.6 points per game in 32 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
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Scottie Lindsey averages 16.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest this year for the Wildcats. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Vic Law averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Nebraska averages 71.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 199th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 266th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game which ranks them 77th and 295th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 113th with 12.7 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 187th and 324th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 275th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 106th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 97th in Division 1.
Northwestern averages 75.5 points per game this year which ranks them 109th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 11.2 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 159th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 117th in the nation. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per contest which ranks them 58th and 11th respectively. In the turnover department the Wildcats rank 18th with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 15th and 23rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 181st and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the nation. The Wildcats force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 261st in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -4.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.7 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 101.8 and they assist on 44.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 48%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.6%. The Cornhuskers give up 75.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Wildcats score 79.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 15.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.1 points per game. The Wildcats have a rating on offense of 111.3 and 65.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northwestern turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.1%. The Wildcats give up 62.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 62 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-8 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-10 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-10 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
01/11/17 F Edward Morrow Foot out indefinitely
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Northwestern -9.5
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