Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Indiana Hoosiers Prediction, 12/4/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, December 4, 2021
Location: Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN
The Indiana Hoosiers (6-1) welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-3) at Assembly Hall on Saturday.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers played North Carolina State and ended up losing by a score of 104-100 in their last contest. Nebraska wrapped up the contest with a 41.7% field goal percentage (40 out of 96) and buried 9 out of their 37 three-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers converted 11 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 73.3%. When it comes to grabbing rebounds, they earned 46 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 assists in the game as well as forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. Concerning defending, Nebraska allowed 37.1% from the field on 33 out of 89 shooting. North Carolina State recorded 9 assists and had 9 steals for the contest. Additionally, North Carolina State collected 60 rebounds (21 offensive, 39 defensive), but didn't have a block. North Carolina State finished the game at 76.2% from the charity stripe by knocking down 32 of 42 shots. They converted 6 of their 34 attempts from beyond the perimeter. In the matter of fouls, the Cornhuskers left the arena with 31 and North Carolina State accounted for 19 fouls.
Alonzo Verge is one guy who was a factor for the game. He left the arena with 25 points on 11 of 23 shooting. He played for 54 minutes played and grabbed 10 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 47.8% from the field and also recorded 8 assists.
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Nebraska will enter this game with a win-loss record of 5-3 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 11.4 times per game and as a unit they are committing 18.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Nebraska is collecting 37.9 boards per game and has totaled 115 dimes on the campaign, which has them ranked 80th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cornhuskers are shooting 27.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (55 of 199) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 79.9 points per outing (62nd in Division 1) while connecting on 44.9% from the field.
Defensively, the Cornhuskers are forcing their opponents into 16.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.9 fouls. They are surrendering 32.6% from 3-point land and they are 266th in Division 1 in PPG from their opponents (72.9). The Cornhuskers defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 39.3% (208 of 529) and they concede 44.6 boards per game as a squad. They are currently ranked 260th in college basketball in giving up assists with 100 surrendered on the season.
The last time they took the court, the Indiana Hoosiers took a defeat with a final score of 112-110 when they faced Syracuse. The Hoosiers collected 29 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 40 for this contest. They turned the ball over 25 times, while getting 6 steals for this game. Syracuse earned 24 fouls in this matchup which got the Hoosiers to the free throw line for 31 shots. They were able to bury 23 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 74.2%. When talking about 3-point attempts, Indiana buried 11 of 27 tries (40.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Hoosiers shot 38 out of 69 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.1%. The Hoosiers permitted Syracuse to knock down 36 out of 73 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 49.3% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 38.2% from three-point range by connecting on 13 out of 34 and finished the contest at 27 out of 34 at the free throw line (79.4%). With respect to how they attacked the glass, Indiana allowed Syracuse to get 25 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Trayce Jackson-Davis ended up being a major contributor for the Hoosiers for the matchup. He earned 31 points in his 45 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to get an assist. He converted 11 out of 17 for the matchup for a rate of 64.7%, and accumulated 16 rebounds.
Indiana has a record of 6-1 this season. The Hoosiers commit 19.0 fouls every game and they connect on 68.4% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 16.6 times per game (38th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 16.9 times per game. Indiana has totaled 575 pts on the campaign (82.1 per contest) and they collect 41.0 boards per contest. As an offensive unit, the Hoosiers are shooting 50.9% from the field, which ranks 12th in Division 1.
The Hoosiers on defense are ranked 107th in college hoops in PPG allowed with 65.0. They are able to force 14.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 35.0% from the field (5th in the nation). The Indiana defense gives up 28.7% on 3-pointers (43 of 150) and their opposition knocks down 73.6% of their free throw attempts. They give up 9.6 dimes and 33.4 boards per contest, which is ranked 37th and 126th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Indiana
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