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Nebraska Cornhuskers take on Boilermakers in NCAA Basketball Betting

The Purdue Boilermakers will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Mackey Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Nebraska Cornhuskers were listed as 17.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Purdue Boilermakers currently sport a 14-2 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-4 ATS. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-5 and 9-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Purdue Boilermakers produce a 11-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers have gone 5-9 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Purdue Boilermakers rated this week at No. 3 and the Nebraska Cornhuskers sitting at No. 92.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Purdue's No. 15 nationally ranked offense (86.88 points per game) against a Nebraska Cornhuskers defense that sits as the No. 133 at 70.88 PPG. The Purdue Boilermakers have been averaging 50.64% from the field, more than the Cornhuskers have managed so far this season (43.09% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cornhuskers grabbed a 70-55 win over the Wildcats on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Glynn Watson Jr. at Allstate Arena.

Purdue cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Rutgers out of the gym and running up a 82-51 score at Mackey Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Purdue
  • Purdue is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Purdue is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Purdue's last 13 games
  • Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 9th
Purdue at Michigan, Tuesday, January 9th