Big 10 foes will clash when the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-10, 2-4 Big 10) clash against the Indiana Hoosiers (13-4, 3-3 Big 10) at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.
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In the Hoosiers’ last game, they fell to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, 59-50. Indiana’s Joey Brunk put up 10 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Rutgers held the Hoosiers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.333 (below their season average of 0.507). Indiana, meanwhile, held the Scarlet Knights to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.1 (below their season average of 34.8).
The Cornhuskers are trying to rebound after their 80-68 loss to the No. 21 Ohio State Buckeyes in their last outing. Thorir Thorbjarnarson was Nebraska’s high scorer with 15 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Ohio State had a much better free throw rate (0.182 vs. 0.045). Nebraska, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (11.7 vs. 16.3).
Second-chance points could be rare for Nebraska in this showdown. The Cornhuskers rank 318th in offensive rebounding percentage (22.8 percent), while Indiana ranks 26th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.9 percent). Furthermore, the Hoosiers are among the country’s best at getting to the line, ranking third in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.318). The Cornhuskers, however, rank second at keeping opponents off the charity stripe with an opponents’ FTA rate of 0.124.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Hoosiers won 96-90. One of Indiana’s largest advantages was getting to the free throw line. They had 38 free throw attempts, while Nebraska had just 18. Trayce Jackson-Davis recorded a double-double with 25 points and 15 rebounds.
Indiana Hoosiers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers ATS Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Nebraska, ATS Winner – Nebraska, O/U – Under
The Cornhuskers rank 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Hoosiers rank 89th (6.2).
Nebraska averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 74th in the country. Indiana ranks 92nd in assists allowed per game (11.8).
Indiana ranks 23rd in rebounds allowed per game (30.9) while Nebraska ranks 281st (46.4).
The Cornhuskers rank 57th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while the Hoosiers rank 263rd (16.8).
Indiana ranks 39th in blocks per game (4.5) while Nebraska ranks 146th in blocks allowed per game (4.9).
The Cornhuskers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 1.4, down from 1.9 for the season.
During their last five games, the Hoosiers have scored an average of 61.0 points per game (13.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.2 points per game (1.6 below their season average).