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Big Ten Tournament - Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Matchup Report

Nebraska CornhuskersPurdue Boilermakers
March 14, 6:30 PM | United Center

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds

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The Purdue Boilermakers will hit the floor running against the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

It's a game in the Big Ten Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (United Center).

The Boilermakers sport records of 15-16 and 14-16-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cornhuskers have 14-17 and 15-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 16-15 for the Boilermakers and 14-13 for the Cornhuskers.

View Nebraska vs Purdue Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Purdue sat as 5.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 71-ranked Boilermakers and the No. 232-rated Cornhuskers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-58 win for the Boilermakers on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Purdue has the nation's No. 224-rated offensive output, at 65.6 PPG. The visiting Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 98 allowing on average 63.5 PPG. The Boilermakers FG% has averaged 42.1% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.5% per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Purdue, meanwhile, comes in at No. 199 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska was a 74-60 loser in its last match on the road against Iowa. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as underdogs. The Cornhuskers endured a 74-60 loss at the hands of the Hawkeyes on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Ray Gallegos at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Purdue was an 89-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. The Boilermakers grabbed an 89-73 win over the Golden Gophers on Saturday, behind an 18 -point effort from Rapheal Davis at Mackey Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Iowa are 0-3
After a loss are 5-5

Purdue Boilermakers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
After playing Minnesota are 5-5
After a win are 4-6