Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Prediction, 1/13/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers
Date: Friday, January 13, 2023
Location: Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, IN
TV: Youtube TV
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8) are hitting the road to Mackey Arena on Friday where they will try to defeat the Purdue Boilermakers (15-1).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers faced Illinois and took a loss by a final of 76-50 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Cornhuskers ended up walking away with 17 and Illinois accumulated 21 fouls. They also buried 8 of 29 attempts from downtown. Illinois finished the game at 66.7% from the free throw line by making 12 of their 18 attempts. Furthermore, Illinois snagged 39 rebounds (13 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Illinois totaled 15 assists and had 12 steals in this contest. Pertaining to the defense, Nebraska let their opponent shoot 45.9% from the floor on 28 of 61 shooting. They also doled out 8 assists in this contest while forcing the opposition into 10 turnovers and having 3 steals. When talking about rebounding, they earned 29 with 7 of them being of the offensive variety. At the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers knocked down 6 of their 11 attempts for a percentage of 54.5%. Nebraska walked away from the contest with a 37.0% field goal percentage (20 of 54) and knocked down 4 of their 14 3-point shots.
Sam Griesel is a player who came through for the contest. He finished shooting 36.4% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. He played 32 minutes and collected 6 rebounds. He accumulated 12 points on 4 out of 11 shooting.
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Nebraska enters this contest with a win-loss record of 9-8 so far this year. They cough up possession 13.1 times per game and as a team they commit 13.4 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Nebraska is grabbing 37.8 boards per contest and is sitting with 229 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 152nd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Cornhuskers are shooting 29.4% on 3-pointers (103 of 350) and 64.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 67.1 points per game (302nd in the nation) on 44.0% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cornhuskers are forcing 12.4 turnovers every game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They are 344th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 265 surrendered this season. The Cornhuskers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.9% (436 of 1,041) and they concede 35.3 rebounds per game as a group. They give up 32.1% from 3-point land and they rank 122nd in college hoops in PPG allowed (66.8).
The last time they took the court, the Purdue Boilermakers walked away with a victory by a final of 76-63 when they faced Penn State. The Boilermakers recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive boards totaling 33 for this game. They turned it over 11 times, while getting 5 steals for the game. Penn State committed 12 fouls for the contest which took the Boilermakers to the charity stripe for a total of 7 attempts. They were able to convert 6 of them for a rate of 85.7%. When talking about shots from beyond the perimeter, Purdue buried 8 out of their 18 tries (44.4%). In all, the Boilermakers finished the game shooting 31 out of 56 from the floor which had them sitting at 55.4%. The Boilermakers allowed Penn State to knock down 26 of their 62 tries from the field which had them shooting 41.9% for the matchup. They went 36.4% from distance by going 8 of 22 and walked away from this one shooting 3 of 3 from the free throw line (100.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Purdue allowed Penn State to pull down 22 overall (7 on the offensive glass).
Zach Edey was important for the Boilermakers in this matchup. He accumulated 30 points in his 36 minutes on the court and earned 3 assists for this game. He knocked down 14 out of 21 in this matchup for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 13 rebounds.
Purdue has a win-loss record of 15-1 this year. When it comes to offense, the Boilermakers are shooting 46.0% from the floor, which is ranked 110th in college basketball. Purdue has accounted for 1,215 pts so far this year (75.9 per contest) and they average 40.6 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.6 times per contest (54th in college basketball) and they cough up possession 10.7 times per game. The Boilermakers are responsible for committing 13.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 75.3% from the charity stripe.
The Boilermakers are ranked 27th in the nation in PPG given up with 61.5. They are able to force 10.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 39.7% from the floor (38th in college basketball). The Purdue defense allows 29.4% on shots from beyond the arc (105 of 357) and their opponents are making 73.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 11.8 assists and 28.8 rebounds per game, which is 121st and 1st in Division 1.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Purdue and under the total points
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