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Nebraska Purdue Betting Preview

Purdue BoilermakersNebraska Cornhuskers
15-11February 23, 2014, 04:15 | Pinnacle Bank Arena15-10

Nebraska looks to cover the Cornhuskers-Boilermakers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 15-10 mark when they host Purdue in college basketball wagering action.

This season, the Cornhuskers are 15-10 overall and 16-8 ATS, while the Boilermakers are 15-11 and 8-14-1 ATS. As for the totals, Nebraska boasts a 10-14 on the OU, and Purdue is 11-12.

View Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cornhuskers installed as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 146-rated Cornhuskers and the No. 149-ranked Boilermakers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Purdue lost its last outing, a 94-79 result against Michigan State on February 20. They failed to cover in that game as a 6-point underdog. The Boilermakers endured a 94-79 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Kendall Stephens at Mackey Arena.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were an 80-67 winner as they battled Penn State at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Cornhuskers got a terrific 26-point effort from Terran Petteway as Nebraska defeated Penn State 80-67 on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 204-ranked offense, averaging 67.36 PPG, against a Boilermakers defense that ranks No. 161 at 70.92 PPG. The Cornhuskers field goal percentage has averaged 42.53% so far, less than the Boilermakers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.13% per game.

Next up:
Purdue home to Michigan, Wednesday, February 26th
Nebraska at Illinois, Wednesday, February 26th