Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAAB Betting prediction

Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Prediction 1/9/2024

The Purdue Boilermakers (14-1) travel to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-3) on Tuesday, January 9th. This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln and televised on PEAC. Purdue is coming off a win in their previous game, while Nebraska is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wisconsin. Tip-off is set for 9:00 ET.

Purdue Boilermakers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Purdue Boilermakers Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Illinois by a score of 83-78, Purdue has now won seven games in a row. So far this season, they have a record of 14-1, including going 3-1 in Big Ten play. On the road, they have gone 3-1, compared to 11-0 at home.

For the season, Purdue has been favored in 14 of their 15 games, going 13-1 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road is +5.8 compared to +21.7 at home. Over their last 10 road games, they have a record of 6-4.

Against the spread, Purdue has a record of 9-4-2 this season. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-1-1. As the favorite, the Boilermakers are 8-4-2 vs. the spread in 2019-20. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Purdue is 6-3-1.

This season, the over/under record for Purdue games is 10-5 and today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.5). So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 137 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-3.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Nebraska enters this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have gone 2-2 as the underdog this season. They are 10-1 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +13.5 points per game.

Overall, Nebraska is 12-3 this season, and they have gone 2-2 in Big Ten play. Their last game was an 88-72 loss to Wisconsin, and they have gone 4-1 in their last five games at home.

As the underdog this season, Nebraska has gone 2-2 vs. the spread, and their overall ATS record is 9-5-1. At home, the Cornhuskers are 7-3-1 vs. the spread this year, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have posted a mark of 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Nebraska’s games this season (146.2). This year, their over/under record is 9-6, and their games have averaged 145.1 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average of 156 points compared to their season average of 145.1 points per game.

Purdue Offense Breakdown

Purdue’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 83 points vs. Illinois. Overall, they hit 45% of their shots from the field and went 20/25 from the free-throw line. Leading Purdue in scoring vs. Illinois was Trey Kaufman-Renn with his 23 points. Lance Jones also added 17 points for the Boilermakers.

Zach Edey (C) 22.3 10.6 1.7
Braden Smith (G) 13.0 5.5 6.7
Lance Jones (G) 11.2 2.3 2.4

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Against Wisconsin, the Nebraska had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 77.8 points per game. They scored 72 points and posted a field goal percentage of 49.1% in the game. One area that the Nebraska offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 107th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 44%.

Brice Williams (G) 13.5 5.3 2.4
Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.2 2.0 1.1
Rienk Mast (F) 12.9 9.1 2.9

Purdue Team Defense

So far, the Boilermakers’ defense is ranked 95th in the country at 67.7 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Nebraska. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.2%.

Nebraska Team Defense

So far, the Cornhuskers’ defense is ranked 87th in the country at 67.3 points per contest. Against Wisconsin in their most recent game, the Nebraska defense gave up a total of 88 points while allowing Wisconsin to hit 55% of their shots.

Boilermakers vs Cornhuskers Trends

  • When looking at their past three road matchups, Purdue has an ATS record of 1-1-1 while averaging 77 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
  • Across the Cornhuskers last three home games, the team averaged 66 points per game while allowing 70. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • 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.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the favorite, the Boilermakers have a straight up record of 9-1. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-3-1.

Boilermakers vs Cornhuskers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +7.5, we have the Cornhuskers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 150.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the under.

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