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Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers in college hoops odds

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Feb 2, 7:00 PM | Welsh-Ryan Arena

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds

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Welsh-Ryan Arena features an NCAAB clash between the host Northwestern Wildcats and the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers in college hoops action on Thursday.

Northwestern will face the 11-9 Cornhuskers, who own a 8-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wildcats are 9-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cornhuskers are 8-7-1 favoring the OVER.

View Nebraska vs Northwestern Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Wildcats as 7.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 195 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cornhuskers sit at No. 207 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 67-64.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Northwestern's No. 163 nationally ranked offense (68.7 points per game) against a Cornhuskers defense that sits as the No. 78 at 63.2 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.5% from the field, more than the Cornhuskers have managed so far this season (42.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nebraska owns the country's No. 46-rated mark, allowing 63.9 points per game on the highway. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 177 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 79-73 winner on the road against Iowa. They covered the 5-point spread as underdogs. Brandon Richardson went off for 25 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Nebraska over Iowa, 79-73, on Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 58-56 loser as they battled Purdue at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1-point favorite. Northwestern suffered a 58-56 loss against Purdue on Saturday, getting 23 points from Drew Crawford in a losing effort at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Minnesota are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois are 3-7
After playing Purdue are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cornhuskers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Northwestern is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games
Northwestern is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
Northwestern is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Nebraska home to Minnesota, Sunday, February 5
Northwestern at Illinois, Sunday, February 5

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