Nebraska at Northwestern College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers head to Allstate Arena to take on the Northwestern Wildcats on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-5 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/11/17 F Rapolas Ivanauskas Shoulder is out for season
James Palmer averages 15.1 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 70%. Isaac Copeland averages 12.1 points per contest in 28.3 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 6.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Scottie Lindsey scores 14.7 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Vic Law averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 5 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 75.8 points per contest this year, which is 157th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 252nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 101st in Division 1. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 108th and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 319th with 11.5 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 71.9 points per contest, which is 179th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 169th and 143rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.1 rebounds a game which ranks 313th, and they allow 12.2 assists per game which puts them in 112th place in college basketball. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 166th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern is 140th in the country with 76.4 points per contest this season. They are 185th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 36% from beyond the arc, which is good for 137th in Division 1. They are 287th in the country in rebounding with 33.6 boards per contest and 102nd in assists per game with 15.3. The Wildcats are 294th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Wildcats give up 66.8 points per game, which ranks them 67th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 201st and 274th in those defensive statistics. They rank 155th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 62nd with 32.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Wildcats are 259th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Cornhuskers are 191st in the country in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 106.5 is ranked 152nd. They are 162nd in college basketball in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 245th. As a unit they are 238th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 221st in D-1. Nebraska is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 94th in the country.
Northwestern is 282nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 202nd in Division 1. The Wildcats are 85th in the nation in defensive rating with 95.8, and their offensive rating of 109.6 is ranked 93rd. They are 256th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 154th. As a unit they are 113th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 100th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska
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