Indiana vs Nebraska Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/18/2020
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Saturday, January 18, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska +6.5
The Indiana Hoosiers travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 6.5 point favorites.
Indiana heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 74.6 points per contest while giving up 65.8 per game. Nebraska has an overall record of 7-10. They are averaging 72.5 points per game and surrendering 74.4, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-9-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-9-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-8-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-8-0 against the over/under
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
01/13/20 G Jervay Green Undisclosed is questionable Tuesday vs Ohio State
Justin Smith averages 12.0 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%. Trayce Jackson-Davis comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Cameron Mack averages 12.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 6.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Haanif Cheatham averages 12.9 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoosiers allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.9 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the NCAA. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 154th in the nation. Indiana averages 74.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 108th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 310th in D-1. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 47th and 227th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 13.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers surrender 74.4 points per contest, which ranks them 295th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 197th and 40th in those defensive statistics. They rank 240th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 349th with 46.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 195th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game. Nebraska is 148th in the country with 72.5 points per game this year. They are 272nd in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in the nation. They are 172nd in the country in rebounding with 36.1 boards per game and 92nd in assists per contest with 14.5. The Cornhuskers are 332nd in turnovers per game with 11.1.
The Hoosiers are 95th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.8. In terms of pace they are 173rd in the country with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 195th. As a team they are 151st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 323rd in Division 1. Indiana is 193rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 342nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 98, which is ranked 249th. They are 90th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 237th. As a unit they are 300th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 105th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Indiana/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Nebraska +6.5
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