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College Basketball Matchup - Nebraska Cornhuskers Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds Preview

Minnesota Golden GophersNebraska Cornhuskers
15-5January 26, 2014, 06:00 | Pinnacle Bank Arena9-9

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Nebraska Cornhuskers try to run the Minnesota Golden Gophers off the court at Pinnacle Bank Arena in college hoops action.

The Cornhuskers currently sports a 9-9 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-7 ATS. The Golden Gophers are 15-5 and 7-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cornhuskers produce a 8-8-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Golden Gophers have gone 7-9 against the number.

View Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Cornhuskers as 0-point on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cornhuskers rated this week at No. 137 and the Golden Gophers sitting at No. 37.

Minnesota was an 81-68 winner in its last match at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. Deandre Mathieu scored 18 points leading the Golden Gophers to an 81-68 victory over Wisconsin at Williams Arena on Wednesday.

Nebraska lost its last outing, a 58-54 result against Penn State on January 23. They covered in that game as a 5-point underdog. Nebraska got 15 points from Terran Petteway but lost anyway, 58-54, to Penn State on Thursday at Bryce Jordan Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 201-ranked offense, averaging 68.44 PPG, against a Golden Gophers defense that ranks No. 87 at 67.75 PPG. The Cornhuskers field goal percentage has averaged 42.84% so far, less than the Golden Gophers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.45% per game.

Next up:
Minnesota home to Northwestern, Saturday, February 1st
Nebraska at Indiana, Thursday, January 30th