nebraska vs minnesota ncaab prediction

NCAAB Nebraska vs Minnesota Prediction 12/6/2023

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-1) travel to face off against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (5-3) on Wednesday, December 6th. This game will be played at Williams Arena in Minneapolis and televised on BTN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Today, Nebraska will face Minnesota in their ninth game of the season. So far this year, Nebraska has a record of 7-1. In their last three road games, including one from last year, Nebraska has gone 3-0. At the moment, Nebraska has a positive ATS record, standing at 5-1-1. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through eight games, Nebraska has an over/under record of 4-3-0, with their games averaging 143.4 points per game on average. Over the course of the last five games, the Cornhuskers’ games have averaged 153 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-1.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers Are Coming Off A Win

Minnesota comes into the game with a record of 5-3 after playing eight games. In their last ten home games, Minnesota has a 1-9 record, which includes last year. Up to this point, Minnesota has been solid against the spread, sitting above .500 at 5-2-1. In their previous five games, the team holds a 3-1-1 ATS record.

Minnesota comes in with an over/under record of 4-4-0 through eight games, with their games averaging a combined 147.8 points per game so far. The Golden Gophers have an over/under record of 2-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Nebraska’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 85 points vs. Cal State Fullerton. Overall, they hit 46.6% of their shots from the field and went 19/20 from the free-throw line. The Nebraska offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 27 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 31% of their looks from outside this season.

Rienk Mast (F) 14.0 9.8 2.6
Brice Williams (G) 13.5 4.6 2.4
Keisei Tominaga (G) 15.5 2.5 0.8

Minnesota Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Minnesota’s offense looked good, scoring 97 points against New Orleans. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 59.4% and made 13/23 free throws. Cam Christie led the scoring for the Golden Gophers, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Pharrel Payne chipped in with 17 points.

Dawson Garcia (F) 20.5 8.1 2.4
Cam Christie (G) 11.0 2.1 2.3
Joshua Ola-Joseph (F) 8.8 2.5 0.8

Nebraska Team Defense

Currently, the Cornhuskers’ defense holds the 52nd rank in the nation, allowing 65.2 points per game. The Nebraska defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Cal State Fullerton to connect on 12 threes.

Minnesota Team Defense

Minnesota’s defense has been playing well, ranking 70th nationally, with 66.6 points allowed per game. So far, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.5 times per game (527th).

Cornhuskers vs Golden Gophers Trends

  • In their last three road games, Nebraska has averaged 82 points per game while allowing 70. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
  • When looking at their past three home matchups, Minnesota has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 62 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
  • The last three games that Minnesota was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-3-1.

Cornhuskers vs Golden Gophers Prediction

Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +2, the Golden Gophers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 148 and given that our model is projecting 142 points between the teams, we like the under.

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