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Dec 18, 9:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Jacksonville State Gamecocks vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds


Nebraska looks to cover the Cornhuskers-Gamecocks pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 6-3 mark when they host Jacksonville State in college basketball wagering action.

The Cornhuskers are 6-3 so far on the season, and 4-4 ATS vs. the number. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, are 8-2 and 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nebraska go 3-4 and the Gamecocks go 0-0 on the totals.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 251-rated Cornhuskers and the No. 180-ranked Gamecocks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 65-61 result in favor of the Gamecocks.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 281 in NCAA hoops at 32.3 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska’s No. 278 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 258-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Jacksonville State rates No. 279 at 4.9 per game.

Defensively, Jacksonville State features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.6 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 327 nationally in scoring at home.

Jacksonville State was a 66-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Presbyterian. The Gamecocks grabbed a 66-59 win over the Blue Hose on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Brian Williams at Furman Pinson Arena.

Nebraska was a 60-38 loser in its last match on the road against Oregon. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska was run off the court by the Ducks on Saturday as Oregon routed them 60-38 at Matthew Knight Arena.

Jacksonville State Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tennessee Tech are 2-8
After playing Presbyterian are 1-2
After a win are 8-2

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Central Michigan are 1-0
After playing Oregon are 4-1
After a loss are 2-8

A few Gamecocks at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Jacksonville State is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Nebraska is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Jacksonville State home to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, December 29
Nebraska home to Central Michigan, Saturday, December 22