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NCAA hoops odds preview - Nebraska vs. Minnesota

Nebraska CornhuskersMinnesota Golden Gophers
March 3, 12:30 PM | Williams Arena

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers Odds

12-16TEAM RECORD17-13

Nebraska pays a visit to Minnesota on Saturday, hoping to send the Golden Gophers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Williams Arena.

The Golden Gophers sit at 17-13 (13-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cornhuskers are currently 12-16 (9-15 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Minnesota is 12-15 OU, and Nebraska is 12-11-1 OU.

View Nebraska vs Minnesota Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Minnesota sat as 9.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 97-rated Golden Gophers and the No. 250-ranked Cornhuskers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 67-60 result in favor of the Golden Gophers.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 202-ranked offense, averaging 66.6 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 110 at 64.6 PPG. The Golden Gophers field goal percentage has averaged 45.7% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nebraska owns the country's No. 107-rated mark, allowing 67.5 points per game on the highway. Minnesota, on the other hand, rates No. 241 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 62-53 loser at home against Iowa. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Nebraska suffered a 62-53 loss against Iowa on Wednesday, getting 17 points from Brandon Ubel in a losing effort at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Last time out for Minnesota, they were a 52-45 loser as they battled Wisconsin on the road. They covered in the match as a 10-point underdog. Minnesota suffered a 52-45 loss against Wisconsin on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Andre Hollins in a losing effort at Kohl Center.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Iowa are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

Minnesota Golden Gophers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Wisconsin are 3-7
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cornhuskers at Golden Gophers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nebraska's last 9 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Minnesota's last 5 games
Minnesota is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nebraska
Minnesota is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Minnesota is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home