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Purdue Boilermakers host Nebraska Cornhuskers in college basketball action

Nebraska CornhuskersPurdue Boilermakers
8-7January 12, 2014, 12:00 | Mackey Arena10-5

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the Purdue Boilermakers try to run the Nebraska Cornhuskers off the court at Mackey Arena in college hoops action.

The Cornhuskers will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 7-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Boilermakers are 5-7 ATS. Nebraska is 8-5-1 on the totals; Purdue is 6-6.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Purdue Boilermakers Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Purdue Boilermakers as -6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 128-ranked Boilermakers and the No. 136-rated Cornhuskers in this matchup.

Nebraska lost its last outing, a 71-70 result against Michigan on January 9. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Nebraska got 16 points from Terran Petteway but lost anyway, 71-70, to Michigan on Thursday at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Last time out for Purdue, they were an 82-79 loser as they battled Minnesota on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Boilermakers endured an 82-79 loss at the hands of the Golden Gophers on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Terone Johnson at Williams Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cornhuskers rank No. 211 in NCAA Division 1 with 33.8 per game. That compares with Purdue’s No. 28 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Purdue is college basketball's No. 131-ranked team at 6.07 per game, while the Cornhuskers rate No. 156 with 5.8 per game.

Next up:
Nebraska home to Ohio State, Monday, January 20th
Purdue at Illinois, Wednesday, January 15th