Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska NCAAB Betting Prediction

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Prediction 2/25/2024

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-9) travel to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-8) on Sunday, February 25th. This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln and televised on BTN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Are Coming Off A Win

Minnesota enters this game as a 6.5-point underdog, and they have gone 5-8 this season when tabbed as the underdog. The Golden Gophers are 17-9 overall, and they have won two straight games.

On the road, Minnesota is just 2-6 this season, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 road games. The Golden Gophers’ average scoring margin on the road is -6.5 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Minnesota has a solid 10-3 record vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 21-4-1, and they have gone 7-3 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread. In their last three games as the underdog, the Golden Gophers are 3-0 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Minnesota is 15-11 and today’s line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.2). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 158 points.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Nebraska will be looking to extend their three-game winning streak when they take on Minnesota on Thursday. The Cornhuskers are 19-8 on the season and 9-7 in Big Ten play. They have been much better at home, going 16-1 compared to 3-7 on the road.

So far this year, Nebraska has been favored in 16 of their 27 games, going 15-1 in those contests. They are favored by 6.5 points against the Golden Gophers, and the over/under is set at 147.

As the favorite this season, Nebraska has gone 12-3-1 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers are 7-3 ATS. At home, Nebraska has an ATS mark of 13-3-1 this year and is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games.

Today’s over/under line of 147 is right in line with the average over/under line of 147.4 in Nebraska’s games this year. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than 147. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and over their last 10 games, the over/under record is 7-3.

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

Minnesota is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 88 points vs. Ohio State. This figure is more than their season average of 76.7 points per game. In terms of offense, the Golden Gophers have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 66th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 121st in percentage and 120th in three-pointers made.

Dawson Garcia (F) 17.7 6.5 1.9
Cam Christie (G) 11.0 3.6 2.4
Mike Mitchell Jr. (G) 10.5 2.6 2.9

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Nebraska’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 85 points against Indiana. They had an overall field goal percentage of 49.2% and made 9/14 free throws. Keisei Tominaga was the leading scorer for the Cornhuskers, putting up 20 points. In addition, Jamarques Lawrence contributed 19 points.

Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.4 2.0 1.2
Brice Williams (G) 12.8 5.7 2.5
Rienk Mast (F) 13.0 7.9 3.1

Minnesota Team Defense

At present, the Golden Gophers’ defense is nationally ranked 110th, allowing 69.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Nebraska. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.4%.

Nebraska Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 70.0 points per contest. Against Indiana in their most recent game, the Nebraska defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Indiana to hit 42% of their shots.

Golden Gophers vs Cornhuskers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 70 per game. The team went 3-7 overall in these games.
  • Across their five previous home games, Nebraska has an ATS mark of 2-3. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-4 while averaging 74 points per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last three games as the underdog, the Golden Gophers have a straight up record of 1-2. Their record vs the spread in these games was 3-0.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Cornhuskers have a straight up record of 9-1 and an ATS mark of 7-3.

Golden Gophers vs Cornhuskers Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Cornhuskers to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -6.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 147, and our model predicts the Golden Gophers and Cornhuskers to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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