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Feb 22, 6:30 PM | Mackey Arena

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

12-13TEAM RECORD17-10

The Purdue Boilermakers host Nebraska on Wednesday, looking to build on their 17-10 mark against the 12-13 Cornhuskers in college hoops action at Mackey Arena.

The Boilermakers sit at 17-10 (13-12 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cornhuskers are currently 12-13 (9-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Purdue is 14-11 OU, and Nebraska is 11-9-1 OU.

View Nebraska vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Purdue opened as 10.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Boilermakers rated this week at No. 111 and the Cornhuskers sitting at No. 250. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 71-63 result in favor of the Boilermakers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 102-rated offensive output, at 71.1 PPG. The visiting Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 96 allowing on average 64.1 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 42.9% so far, less than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.2% per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 130 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were an 80-57 winner as they battled Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 3-point underdog. The Cornhuskers blew out Illinois on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-57 win at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Purdue was a 76-62 loser in its last match at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Boilermakers got a 24-point effort from Robbie Hummel, who added 15 rebounds, but Michigan State still managed to defeat Purdue 76-62 Sunday at Mackey Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Michigan State are 0-1
After playing Illinois are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Michigan are 5-5
After playing Michigan State are 8-2
After a loss are 8-2

A few Cornhuskers at Boilermakers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Purdue's last 7 games at home
Purdue is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Purdue's last 11 games
Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska at Michigan State, Saturday, February 25
Purdue at Michigan, Saturday, February 25

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