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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Nebraska Cornhuskers in Battle with Rutgers Scarlet Knights

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights host Nebraska on Saturday, looking to build on their 11-8 mark against the 9-9 Cornhuskers in college basketball betting action at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to cover the point spread in this one found them as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Nebraska Cornhuskers have watched them go 9-9 and 9-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are at 11-8 and 6-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 3-9-1, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers have a 7-9 mark.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights rated this week at No. 274 and the Nebraska Cornhuskers sitting at No. 160.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rutgers's No. 230-ranked scoring average of 68.26 PPG, against a Nebraska Cornhuskers defense rated No. 134 and allowing 71.22 PPG. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights FG% has averaged 41.76% to date this season, less than the Nebraska Cornhuskers shooters have managed so far (43.08% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Nebraska got 18 points from Tai Webster but lost anyway, 67-66, to Ohio State on Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Corey Sanders scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Scarlet Knights to a win (they lost 76-57 to Indiana at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall on Sunday).

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Rutgers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Rutgers's last 8 games
  • Rutgers is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska at Northwestern, Thursday, January 26th
Rutgers at Maryland, Tuesday, January 24th