Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 1/14/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, January 14, 2022
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-11) are en route to Mackey Arena on Friday where they will play the Purdue Boilermakers (13-2).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers faced off with Illinois and took a loss by a final of 81-71 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 15 and Illinois totaled 15 fouls. They converted 7 out of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc. Illinois finished shooting 63.2% at the charity stripe by knocking down 12 of 19 shots. On top of that, Illinois grabbed 38 rebounds (14 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Illinois distributed 13 assists and had 6 steals in this contest. In relation to the defense, Nebraska let their opponent shoot 47.0% from the floor on 31 of 66 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists in this matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 9 turnovers and having 4 steals. With regard to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 31 with 6 of them being offensive. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers knocked down 11 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 78.6%. Nebraska wrapped up the game with a 45.8% field goal percentage (27 out of 59) and buried 6 out of their 12 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Derrick Walker is a guy who had an impact for the matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 63.6% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins and grabbed 7 boards. He accounted for 14 points on 7 of 11 shooting.
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Nebraska comes into this one with a win-loss record of 6-11 for the campaign. They have an average of 73.9 pts per game (140th in D-1) while going 43.3% from the floor. The Cornhuskers are hitting 29.0% on shots from distance (119 of 411) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. As a team, Nebraska is collecting 34.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 230 assists on the year, which is 86th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.6 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Cornhuskers have forced 15.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.6 fouls. They currently rank 345th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 252 relinquished so far this year. The Cornhuskers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 43.7% (483 of 1,106) and they surrender 43.4 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 36.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 341st in the country in points per game allowed (78.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Purdue Boilermakers got the victory with a final of 74-67 against Penn State. The Boilermakers snagged 19 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive rebounds for a total of 29 in the matchup. They coughed up the ball 8 times, while recording 6 steals for the contest. Penn State was called for 13 fouls in the matchup which got the Boilermakers to the free throw line for a total of 13 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of them for a percentage of 69.2%. Concerning three-point attempts, Purdue made 9 of 24 attempts (37.5%). When all was said and done, the Boilermakers finished shooting 28 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3%. The Boilermakers allowed Penn State to make 26 of 55 tries from the floor which left them shooting 47.3% in this contest. They went 36.4% from downtown by going 8 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 11 from the charity stripe (63.6%). When talking about how they rebounded, Purdue permitted Penn State to grab 28 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Trevion Williams ended up being important for the Boilermakers in this contest. He recorded 21 points in his 21 mins of playing time and had 2 dimes in this game. He knocked down 9 out of 12 for the contest for a rate of 75.0%, and totaled 9 rebounds.
Purdue has a mark of 13-2 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Boilermakers are hitting on 50.7% from the field, which ranks 3rd in the country. Purdue has earned 1,277 points so far this year (85.1 per game) and they pull down 40.8 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 18.5 times per contest (7th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per contest. The Boilermakers have committed 14.3 personal fouls per game and they hit 72.8% from the free throw line.
The Boilermakers on defense are ranked 128th in college basketball in points allowed per game with 66.6. They have forced 10.7 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (99th in college basketball). The Purdue defense allows 32.2% on three-point shots (127 of 394) and their opponents are converting on 68.8% of their foul shots. They relinquish 12.9 dimes and 27.9 boards per contest, which is ranked 208th and 2nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Purdue
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