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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Northwestern Wildcats in Battle with Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Northwestern Wildcats hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Sunday as they look to cover the point spread at Pinnacle Bank Arena against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Northwestern Wildcats were listed as -1-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Northwestern Wildcats have watched them go 12-4 and 9-5 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are at 9-6 and 8-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-8, while the Northwestern Wildcats have a 5-8-1 mark.

This game puts the Nebraska Cornhuskers, most recently No. 152 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Northwestern Wildcats, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Northwestern is ranked No. 99 in NCAA basketball at 38.13 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska's No. 42 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 232-ranked team in the country at 5.87 per game, while Northwestern rates No. 80 at 8.44 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Wildcats got 21 points from Bryant McIntosh, but it was Minnesota that prevailed in a 70-66 final on Thursday at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Nebraska got 34 points from Glynn Watson Jr. en route to a 93-90 victory over Iowa on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games
  • Northwestern is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Nebraska
  • Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
  • Nebraska is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Northwestern
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games when playing Northwestern

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern at Rutgers, Thursday, January 12th
Nebraska at Michigan, Saturday, January 14th