Sunday, January 8, 2017
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Northwestern Wildcats travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
The Wildcats come into this game with an overall record of 12-4 and a road record of 1-2. They are 8-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-8. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 9-6 and a home record of 6-2. They have an over/under record of 5-8 and they are 8-5 against the spread.
Scottie Lindsey comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Wildcats. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 90%. Vic Law averages 13.8 points per game in 30.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Northwestern. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Tai Webster averages 17.7 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Northwestern averages 75.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 172nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 109th in the country. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 90th and 13th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 18th with 10.9 per game. The Wildcats allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 60th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.3 rebounds a game which ranks 191st and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 249th in Division 1.
Nebraska averages 71.9 points per game this year which ranks them 189th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 254th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 288th in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per contest which ranks them 49th and 289th respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 182nd with 13.6 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 72.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 172nd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 161st and 280th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 296th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 135th place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 63rd in college basketball.
The Wildcats average 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1 per contest. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 110.1 and they assist on 66.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Northwestern turns the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.7%. The Wildcats give up 66.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 69.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 74.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.3 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 100.7 and 45.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.1%. The Cornhuskers give up 69.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 8-4 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 5-8 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-5 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-8 against the over/under
Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
12/14/16 F Aaron Falzon Knee out for season
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska
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