Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 1/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana (-6)
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-7) host the Indiana Hoosiers (7-5) at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday. Nebraska opens this contest as 6-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 140.
Indiana heads into this contest with a mark of 7-5 this year. They cough up possession 12.7 times per game and as a team they commit 16.8 fouls every game. As a team, Indiana is pulling down 34.8 boards per game and has accounted for 174 dimes for the season, which ranks 40th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hoosiers are shooting 33.2% on three-point shots (73 of 220) and 68.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.9 points per game (197th in Division 1) while going 46.1% from the floor. On defense, the Hoosiers are able to force 13.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They surrender 31.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 77th in the country in PPG from their opponents (65.8). The Hoosiers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 40.7% (282 of 693) and they concede 35.3 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 233rd in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 130 surrendered on the campaign.
The Indiana Hoosiers faced the Wisconsin Badgers and took a loss by a score of 80-73 in their last contest. Indiana ended the contest having earned a 48.4% FG percentage (30 of 62) and buried 8 out of their 21 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hoosiers buried 5 of 8 attempts for a rate of 62.5%. Regarding rebounding, they earned 31 with 1 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 19 assists in the game while earning 2 steals and 7 blocked shots. When discussing the defense, Indiana allowed their opponent to shoot 48.4% from the floor on 30 of 62 shooting. Wisconsin distributed 14 assists and had 10 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Badgers collected 33 rebounds (5 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 7 blocks. Wisconsin shot 80.0% from the charity stripe by converting 16 of their 20 attempts. They made 8 of their 19 shots from long range.
Trayce Jackson-Davis is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He accumulated 23 points on 10 out of 16 shooting. He saw the court for 49 minutes played and also pulled down 12 boards. Jackson-Davis finished the contest at 62.5% from the field and earned 4 dimes. An additional guy that had an impact in this game for the Hoosiers was Aljami Durham. He collected 4 boards and earned 5 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 6-of-12 (15 points). In all, Durham played for 49 min.
Nebraska has a record of 4-7 for the season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cornhuskers are shooting 41.5% from the field, which has them ranked 291st in college hoops. Nebraska has totaled 824 pts on the season (74.9 per contest) and they pull in 38.9 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.8 times per game (222nd in college basketball) and they lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game. The Cornhuskers have committed 17.7 fouls every game and they go 65.7% from the charity stripe. The Cornhuskers on defense are ranked 257th in college hoops in points given up per game with 73.5. The Nebraska defense surrenders 32.1% on three-point shots (97 of 302) and their opponents are knocking down 71.2% of their free throw attempts. They have allowed 14.0 assists and 39.5 rebounds every game, which is 240th and 302nd in the nation. They are able to force 14.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.2% from the floor (150th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took a loss by a score of 84-77 when they faced the Michigan State Spartans. The Cornhuskers were able to pull down 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 26 for the matchup. They also blocked 2 shots while getting 4 steals in the matchup. The Spartans were called for 21 fouls for the contest which took the Cornhuskers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 73.7%. With regard to shooting from 3-point land, Nebraska knocked down 9 of their 19 tries (47.4%). When the game finished, the Cornhuskers went 27 for 55 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.1%. The Cornhuskers permitted the Spartans to convert 29 of their 56 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 51.8% for the game. They finished the game shooting 30.4% from 3-point land by shooting 7 of 23 and ended up going 19 out of 26 at the free throw line (73.1%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Nebraska allowed Michigan State to get 28 in all (9 offensive).
Teddy Allen was important for the Cornhuskers for this game. He made 10 of 18 in this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, which gave him 23 points. Allen snagged 6 boards in his 26 mins played and earned 2 assists for this contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Nebraska was Trey McGowens. He finished with 20 points in his 33 minutes on the court via 6 out of 10 shooting in this matchup. McGowens ended the game having shot 60.0% from the field as well as totaling 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana (-6)
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