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Northwestern Wildcats take on Cornhuskers in NCAA basketball test

Northwestern WildcatsNebraska Cornhuskers
Jan 26, 3:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD10-10

Bob Devaney Sports Center will host Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Supporters of the Wildcats have watched them go 12-8 and 10-7 ATS on the year, while the Cornhuskers are at 10-10 and 9-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 8-8, while the Wildcats have a 7-7 mark.

View Northwestern vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cornhuskers, most recently No. 190 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 150 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 65-58 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 332-ranked offense, averaging 58.2 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 64 at 61.4 PPG. The Cornhuskers field goal percentage has averaged 41% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Defensively, Northwestern features the nation's No. 34-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.8 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 330 nationally in scoring at home.

Northwestern was a 55-48 winner in its last match at home against Minnesota. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Northwestern earned a 55-48 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday, getting 16 points from Jared Swopshire at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Nebraska was a 71-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Illinois. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Illinois and falling by a 71-51 score at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Michigan are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Minnesota are 4-6
After playing Illinois are 1-1
After a loss are 4-6

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

Next up:
Northwestern at Michigan, Wednesday, January 30
Nebraska at Minnesota, Tuesday, January 29