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Northwestern Wildcats Favored by -9.5 Point Spread Against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday

The Northwestern Wildcats hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Nebraska Cornhuskers pay a visit to Welsh-Ryan Arena on the college basketball betting odds menu.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Northwestern sat as -9.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 16-4 and 13-5 ATS Northwestern Wildcats will face the 9-10 Nebraska Cornhuskers, who own a 9-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Northwestern Wildcats are 7-10-1 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-10.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 42-ranked Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 158-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Northwestern has the nation's No. 118-rated offensive output, at 75.5 PPG. The visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 124 allowing on average 70.89 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 44.31% so far, more than the Northwestern Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.59% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cornhuskers got 14 points from Tai Webster, but it was Rutgers that prevailed in a 65-64 final on Saturday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Scottie Lindsey scored 21 points leading the Wildcats to a 74-72 victory over Ohio State at Value City Arena on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Nebraska's last 13 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Northwestern is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern's last 6 games
  • Northwestern is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Purdue, Sunday, January 29th
Northwestern at Indiana, Sunday, January 29th

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