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North Dakota vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction 12/20/2023

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks (8-4) travel to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-2) on Wednesday, December 20th. This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln and televised on B1G+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:30 ET.

North Dakota Fighting Hawks vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The North Dakota Fighting Hawks Are Coming Off A Win

North Dakota is about to play their 13th game of the season. They currently have a record of 8-4. In their last ten road games, which includes games from last year, they have a record of 5-5. As of now, North Dakota has a sub-.500 ATS record of 3-5. In ATS matchups on the road, the Fighting Hawks are 2-3, while they are 1-2 vs. the spread at home.

Looking at their over/under performance through 12 games, North Dakota has an over/under record of 1-5-2, with their games averaging 143.2 points per game on average. The Fighting Hawks’ last five games have culminated with an average of 132 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Nebraska heads into their 12th game of the season with a 9-2 overall record. In their last ten home games, which includes games from last year, Nebraska has gone 7-3. Nebraska has a winning ATS record, sitting above .500 at 6-2-1. However, in their last ten games, Nebraska is 2-3 vs. the spread.

In 11 games, Nebraska comes in with an over/under mark of 4-5-0, with their games averaging 139.2 points per game. The Cornhuskers’ last five games have finished with a combined 139 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

North Dakota Offense Breakdown

Coming off their recent game, the North Dakota offense tallied 79 points in a matchup against Utah Tech. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.3%, and they made 12 threes. Leading the team in scoring is B.J. Omot, who is averaging 16.2 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Treysen Eaglestaff also maintains a PPG average of 15.5 heading into game.

B.J. Omot (F) 16.2 4.2 2.0
Treysen Eaglestaff (G) 15.5 2.4 2.0
Tsotne Tsartsidze (F) 10.2 4.5 0.7

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Most recently, the Nebraska offense finished with just 62 points vs. Kansas State. For the game, they hit 11/31 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 34.7%. Leading the team in scoring was Rienk Mast with 19 points. Juwan Gary also added 13 points for the Cornhuskers.

Brice Williams (G) 13.6 5.0 2.3
Rienk Mast (F) 13.0 9.9 3.0
Keisei Tominaga (G) 13.4 2.0 1.1

North Dakota Team Defense

At present, the Fighting Hawks’ defense is nationally ranked 117th, allowing 69.0 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, North Dakota’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 32.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 24.8% this season.

Nebraska Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 65.8 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.2 threes per game vs. North Dakota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.3%.

Fighting Hawks vs Cornhuskers Trends

  • When looking at their past ten road matchups, North Dakota has an ATS record of 7-3 while averaging 73 per game. The team went 5-5 overall in these games.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Cornhuskers have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 4-6 vs. the spread. The team averaged 68 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last three games as the betting underdog, the Fighting Hawks have a straight up record of 1-2 and an ATS mark of 1-2.
  • The Cornhuskers have played well in their last five games as the betting favorite, going 4-1 straight up and 3-2 against the spread.

Fighting Hawks vs Cornhuskers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Cornhuskers vs. Fighting Hawks matchup, our bet is to grab the Fighting Hawks at +18.5. Even though our projections have the Cornhuskers winning 74-69, we see the Fighting Hawks as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 143.5, and our model projects the Fighting Hawks and Cornhuskers to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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