Purdue at Nebraska NCAA Basketball Point Spread Picks 2/23/2019
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Purdue Boilermakers travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, February 23, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Purdue as 5.5 point favorites.
Purdue heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-7. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 76.6 points per contest while giving up 67.5 per game. Nebraska has an overall mark of 15-12. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 64.1, which is a point differential of 7.8.
Valuable Purdue Boilermakers Betting Trends
The Purdue Boilermakers are 14-12-0 against the spread
The Purdue Boilermakers are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-13-2 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-16-0 against the over/under
Key Purdue Boilermakers Injuries
01/11/19 C Emmanuel Dowuona Redshirt is out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
01/26/19 F Isaac Copeland Jr. Knee is out for season
Ryan Cline averages 12.2 points per game in 33.5 minutes per contest. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%. Carsen Edwards comes into this contest averaging 23.8 points per game while playing 34.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 85%.
Glynn Watson Jr. averages 11.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%. James Palmer averages 19.0 points per game while playing 34.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Boilermakers allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 221st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 40th, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 142nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in the nation. Purdue averages 76.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 83rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 170th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 62nd in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 140th and 109th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 329th with 10.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 64.1 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 46th in those defensive statistics. They rank 10th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest, and 307th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 171st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Nebraska is 204th in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 245th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 209th in the nation. They are 129th in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per game and 215th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Cornhuskers are 343rd in turnovers per game with 10.0.
The Boilermakers have an offensive rating of 113.8, which is ranked 18th. They are 306th in college basketball in pace with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 86th. As a unit they are 96th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 25th in D-1. Purdue is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 343rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers are 109th in the country in offensive rating with 106.7. In terms of pace they are 283rd in Division 1 with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 255th. As a team they are 250th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 175th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Purdue/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska +5.5
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