Nebraska vs Northwestern Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL
Odds/Point Spread: Northwestern -6
The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Welsh-Ryan Arena to play the Northwestern Wildcats on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Northwestern as 6 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-8. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 73.8 points per contest while giving up 74.9 per game. Northwestern has an overall mark of 5-9. They are averaging 67.1 points per contest and giving up 66.4, which is a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 6-6-1 against the spread
The Northwestern Wildcats are 7-5-1 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
01/09/20 G Jervay Green Undisclosed is questionable
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/07/20 F A.J. Turner Lower Body is questionable Wednesday vs Indiana U
01/06/20 G Boo Buie Lower Body is out indefinitely
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Cameron Mack averages 12.8 points per game in 34.9 minutes per contest. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 59%. Haanif Cheatham comes into this contest averaging 13.3 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Ryan Young averages 10.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 27.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is 68%. Miller Kopp averages 12.6 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 301st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 177th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 46.8 rebounds a game which ranks 349th, and they give up 13.3 assists per contest which puts them in 235th place in the NCAA. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in the nation. Nebraska averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 128th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 244th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 166th in D-1. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 180th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 316th with 11.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 66.4 points per contest, which ranks them 114th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 98th in those defensive statistics. They rank 303rd with 14.9 assists allowed per contest, and 218th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 62nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game. Northwestern is 284th in the country with 67.1 points per game this year. They are 237th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 0.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 277th in the nation. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 33.9 boards per game and 106th in assists per contest with 14.4. The Wildcats are 329th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Cornhuskers are 237th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.7. In terms of pace they are 76th in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 209th. As a team they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 99th in Division 1. Nebraska is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Northwestern is 302nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Wildcats have an offensive rating of 99.2, which is ranked 224th. They are 285th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 274th. As a unit they are 237th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 253rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Northwestern college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Northwestern -6
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