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Big Ten Tournament - Nebraska Cornhuskers Visit Wisconsin Badgers in NCAA Basketball Betting Battle

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Wisconsin Badgers try to run the Nebraska Cornhuskers off the court at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Nebraska Cornhuskers opened as 7.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wisconsin Badgers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 20-11 and 16-15 ATS Wisconsin Badgers will face the 15-17 Nebraska Cornhuskers, who own a 15-14 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Wisconsin Badgers are 14-17 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 16-12-1.

The Wisconsin Badgers sit at No. 43 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers sit at No. 165 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wisconsin has the nation's No. 202-rated offensive output, at 69.23 PPG. The visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 82 allowing on average 68.44 PPG. The Badgers FG% has averaged 43.36% so far, less than the Wisconsin Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.55% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Rutgers was victimized for 20 points and 20 rebounds by Shavon Shields as the Cornhuskers bested the Scarlet Knights 89-72 in college basketball action on Wednesday.

Nigel Hayes went off for 30 points and added 8 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Purdue handed Wisconsin a 91-80 defeat at Mackey Arena.