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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Badgers College Hoops Game Preview

Nebraska CornhuskersWisconsin Badgers
Feb 26, 9:00 PM | Kohl Center

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers Odds

13-14TEAM RECORD19-8

The Wisconsin Badgers will try to cover the spread at Kohl Center on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Nebraska Cornhuskers in NCAA basketball action.

The Badgers sit at 19-8 (11-14 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cornhuskers are currently 13-14 (13-11-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Wisconsin is 10-13 OU, and Nebraska is 11-12 OU.

View Nebraska vs Wisconsin Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Wisconsin in this one found them as 18-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Badgers, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cornhuskers, who rate No. 206 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 72-57 victory for the Badgers.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisconsin has the nation's No. 189-rated offensive output, at 67 PPG. The visiting Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 84 allowing on average 62.7 PPG. The Badgers FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41% per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 145-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Wisconsin, meanwhile, comes in at No. 157 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska was a 64-60 winner in its last match at home against Iowa. They covered the 6-point spread as underdogs. Dylan Talley scored 18 points leading the Cornhuskers to a 64-60 victory over Iowa at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Saturday.

In their last action, Wisconsin was a 69-41 winner on the road against Northwestern. They covered the 8-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Badgers and Wildcats didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Northwestern was handed a 69-41 defeat on Wednesday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois are 1-2
After playing Iowa are 0-2
After a win are 3-7

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Purdue are 6-4
After playing Northwestern are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Cornhuskers at Badgers trends to consider:
Nebraska is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Wisconsin is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
Wisconsin is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Wisconsin's last 6 games

Next up:
Nebraska at Illinois, Saturday, March 2
Wisconsin home to Purdue, Sunday, March 3