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Northwestern Wildcats home to Nebraska Cornhuskers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Nebraska CornhuskersNorthwestern Wildcats
11-10February 08, 2014, 01:00 | Welsh-Ryan Arena12-11

Welsh-Ryan Arena will host Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Wildcats sport a record of 12-11 and 9-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cornhuskers have 11-10 and 12-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-16 for the Wildcats and 9-10-1 for the Cornhuskers.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Nebraska before tip-off in this one found them as 2-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 301 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cornhuskers, who rate No. 157 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Northwestern, they were a 55-54 winner as they battled Minnesota on the road. They covered in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Northwestern earned a 55-54 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, getting 17 points from Drew Crawford at Williams Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cornhuskers is ranked No. 213 in NCAA hoops at 33.05 per game. Contrast that with Northwestern’s No. 177 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Northwestern is the No. 113-ranked team in the country at 6.39 per game, while Nebraska rates No. 131 at 6.05 per game.

A few Cornhuskers at Wildcats trends to consider:
Nebraska is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Northwestern is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games
Northwestern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska home to Illinois, Wednesday, February 12th
Northwestern at Michigan State, Thursday, February 13th