Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern wildcats NCAAB Betting Prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Prediction 2/7/2024

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-7) travel to face off against the Northwestern Wildcats (15-7) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston and televised on BTN. Northwestern is coming off a win in their previous game, while Nebraska is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maryland. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Nebraska comes into this game as the underdog, and they have gone 3-5 in that role this season. They are 16-7 overall, and they have gone 5-5 in Big Ten play compared to 11-2 in non-conference action. On the road, the Cornhuskers have gone just 2-5, and their average scoring margin is -5.0 points per game.

After losing their most recent game to Maryland by a score of 73-51, Nebraska’s record over the last 10 games is 4-6. They have dropped their last four games on the road, and their record in such games this season is 0-3.

As the underdog, Nebraska has gone just 3-5 against the spread this season and they are 1-2 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog. On the road, the Cornhuskers have an ATS mark of just 2-5 this year, and they are 5-5 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nebraska games is 14-7. The average over/under line in their games is 147, and the average score in those games is 147.4. Today’s over/under line of 143 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 148 points.

The Northwestern Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

Northwestern comes into this game as the favorite, as they have a record of 12-1 when favored this season. They are 13-1 at home, and they have won their last six games at home.

Overall, the Wildcats have a record of 15-7, and they are currently on a two-game winning streak. In their last game, they defeated Ohio State by a score of 83-58.

When looking at Northwestern’s ATS record this season, they currently sit at 9-9-2. At home, their ATS mark is 8-5-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats have gone 5-4-1.

Northwestern’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-7, and today’s line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (136.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is at 160 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is a perfect 10-0.

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the Nebraska offense finished with just 51 points vs. Maryland. For the game, they hit 10/21 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 39.5%. The team’s scoring leader is Brice Williams, who holds an average of 13 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Rienk Mast is averaging 14 points per game this season.

Brice Williams (G) 13.0 5.5 2.6
Rienk Mast (F) 14.0 8.2 3.0
Keisei Tominaga (G) 13.9 2.0 1.1

Northwestern Offense Breakdown

Northwestern is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 83 points versus Ohio State. This output is higher than their season-average of 75 points per game. In terms of offense, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 65th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 23rd in percentage and 91st in three-pointers made.

Boo Buie (G) 18.9 3.6 5.4
Brooks Barnhizer (G) 14.5 6.5 2.9
Ty Berry (G) 11.9 4.1 1.4

Nebraska Team Defense

So far, the Cornhuskers’ defense is ranked 141st in the country at 71.0 points per contest. Against Maryland in their most recent game, the Nebraska defense gave up a total of 73 points while allowing Maryland to hit 40% of their shots.

Northwestern Team Defense

Currently, the Wildcats’ defense holds the 121st rank in the nation, allowing 70.1 points per game. Northwestern’s three-point defense is currently 130th in the country at 7.2 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.1% of their shots vs. Northwestern.

Cornhuskers vs Wildcats Trends

  • Across their ten previous road games, Nebraska has an ATS mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • Although Northwestern has a straight up record of 1-4 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 2-3. The team averaged 74 points per game in these games.
  • The last five games that Nebraska was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 2-3 while going 1-4 straight up.
  • The last ten games that Northwestern was favored, they have an ATS mark of 5-4-1 while going 8-2 straight up.

Cornhuskers vs Wildcats Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Wildcats, with a final score of 76-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Wildcats at -5.5.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 143, and our model predicts the Cornhuskers and Wildcats to score a combined 144 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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