Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Kansas State Wildcats Prediction 12/17/2023

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Kansas State Wildcats Prediction 12/17/2023

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-2) travel to face off against the Kansas State Wildcats (8-2) on Sunday, December 17th. This game will be played at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan and televised on ESPN+. Kansas State is coming off a win in their previous game, while Nebraska is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Minnesota. Tip-off is set for 3:00 ET.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Kansas State Wildcats

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After playing 10 games, Nebraska comes into this game with an overall record of 8-2. In their last three road games, including those from last year, Nebraska has a road record of 2-1. Nebraska’s record against the spread heading into today’s game stands at 5-2-1. In away games this season, Nebraska is 1-1 vs. the spread, while in their last ten road games, they have a 3-7 ATS record.

Nebraska’s games have, on average, featured 143.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 143.9 points so far. The Cornhuskers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 152 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

The Kansas State Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Following 10 games, Kansas State currently holds an 8-2 overall record. The Wildcats are 2-1 on the road and 5-1 at home. As for Kansas State’s performance against the spread, they currently stand at 4-5. In their previous five games, they have gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Looking at their over/under performance through 10 games, Kansas State has an over/under record of 6-3-0, with their games averaging 154.6 points per game on average. Over the course of the last five games, the Wildcats’ games have averaged 149 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the Nebraska offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against Minnesota. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45.3%, and they made 5 threes. The top scorer for the Cornhuskers was Brice Williams with 18 points, while Jamarques Lawrence also chipped in with 16 points.

Brice Williams (G) 14.0 4.6 2.3
Rienk Mast (F) 12.4 9.7 3.0
Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.0 1.9 0.8

Kansas State Offense Breakdown

Against LSU, the Kansas State had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 80.9 points per game. They scored 75 points and posted a field goal percentage of 47.3% in the game. Cam Carter is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 16.9. Meanwhile, Tylor Perry also brings a PPG average of 16.2 into the game.

Cam Carter (G) 16.9 5.6 2.8
Tylor Perry (G) 16.2 3.5 5.4
Arthur Kaluma (F) 16.6 8.8 2.0

Nebraska Team Defense

So far this season, the Nebraska defense has been performing well, ranking 64th in the country at 65.8 points allowed per contest. In their previous game vs. Minnesota, the Golden Gophers finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 76 points vs. Nebraska.

Kansas State Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kansas State defense is giving up an average of 73.9 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.4 threes per game vs. Nebraska. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.1%.

Cornhuskers vs Wildcats Trends

  • When looking at their past five road matchups, Nebraska has an ATS record of 3-2 while averaging 76 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • Through their last ten home games, Kansas State has an ATS record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 3-7 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Cornhuskers have a strong straight up record of 3-2. In addition, their ATS record was 3-2 in these scenarios.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Wildcats have a straight up record of 9-1. But, their mark vs the spread was just 6-4.

Cornhuskers vs Wildcats Prediction

The Wildcats is our pick to not only win with a projected score of 75-68. But we also favor them to cover the spread. Our bet is on the Wildcats at -5.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 149.5, and our model predicts the Cornhuskers and Wildcats to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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

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