Northwestern vs Nebraska Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/1/2020
Game: Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Sunday, March 1, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska -1.5
The Northwestern Wildcats head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, March 1, 2020. The opening line for this game has Nebraska as 1.5 point favorites.
Northwestern comes into this game with an overall record of 6-21. They currently have a point differential of -5.3 as they are averaging 64.7 points per game while giving up 70.0 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 7-21. They are averaging 70.1 points per game and surrendering 76.4, good for a point differential of -6.4.
Valuable Northwestern Wildcats Betting Trends
The Northwestern Wildcats are 10-15-1 against the spread this season
The Northwestern Wildcats are 13-12-1 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-15-0 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 16-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Northwestern Wildcats Injuries
01/06/20 G Anthony Gaines Shoulder is out for season
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
02/16/20 G Matej Kavas Hand is out for season
Miller Kopp comes into this game averaging 13.0 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 89%. Pat Spencer averages 10.6 points per contest in 29.1 minutes per game. He averages 3.8 assists per game and 3.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Haanif Cheatham scores 12.4 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Cam Mack averages 12.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.6 rebounds per game and has 6.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northwestern averages 64.7 points per contest, which is 320th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is -5.3 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 278th. From 3-point territory they shoot 31%, which is good for 287th in the nation. They average 33.1 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 292nd and 138th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 344th with 10.3 per game. The Wildcats allow 70.0 points per contest, which is 196th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 165th and 211th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.7 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd, and they allow 16.0 assists per game which puts them in 337th place in the country. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 10th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 208th in the nation with 70.1 points per contest this season. They are 305th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -6.4. They shoot 32% from beyond the arc, which is good for 249th in the NCAA. They are 195th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 96th in assists per game with 14.1. The Cornhuskers are 324th in turnovers per contest with 11.3. The Cornhuskers give up 76.4 points per game, which ranks them 321st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 246th and 153rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 308th with 14.8 dimes allowed per game and 349th with 45.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 212th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 281st in the nation in offensive rating with 96.8. In terms of pace they are 308th in the country with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 301st. As a team they are 307th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 251st in Division 1. Northwestern is 333rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 96.2, which is ranked 292nd. They are 51st in D-1 in pace with 72.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 273rd. As a unit they are 319th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 100th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northwestern/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northwestern +1.5
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