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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers Preview

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Jan 6, 4:30 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Wisconsin Badgers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds


The visiting Wisconsin Badgers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the spread at Bob Devaney Sports Center against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

The Badgers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 4-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Cornhuskers are 5-7 ATS. Wisconsin is 5-5 on the totals; Nebraska is 5-5.

View Wisconsin vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cornhuskers installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 117-rated Wisconsin taking on the No. 240-rated Cornhuskers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 79-61 win for the Badgers on Sunday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 308 nationally ranked offense (60.4 points per game) against a Badgers defense that sits as the No. 13 at 55.9 PPG. The Cornhuskers have been averaging 42.8% from the field, less than the Badgers have managed so far this season (44.7% on average).

Defensively, Wisconsin features the nation's No. 111-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 308 nationally in scoring at home.

Wisconsin was a 60-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Penn State. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as favorites. Wisconsin earned a 60-51 victory over Penn State on Thursday, getting 13 points from Ryan Evans at Kohl Center.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 70-44 loser on the road against Ohio State. They failed to cover the 21-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska was run off the court by the Buckeyes on Wednesday as Ohio State routed them 70-44 at Value City Arena.

Wisconsin Badgers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois are 7-3
After playing Penn State are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Michigan are 0-1
After playing Ohio State are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

A few Badgers at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wisconsin's last 8 games on the road
Wisconsin is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Wisconsin is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Wisconsin home to Illinois, Saturday, January 12
Nebraska at Michigan, Wednesday, January 9