The Hoosiers and Cornhuskers are set to face off at 9:00 ET on BTN. The Cornhuskers will host the game at Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. The over/under for this Big Ten conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with Nebraska being favored by -3.5 at home against Indiana.

INDIANA HOOSIERS VS NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers -3.5

This game will be played at Target Center at 9:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.

WHY BET THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Cornhuskers.
  • Not only will Nebraska pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Will the Hoosiers Come Through as Road Underdogs?

Indiana heads into today’s game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they have gone 7-10 as the underdog this season. They come into this game with an 18-13 overall record and have won five straight games. Their road record this season is 5-7, and they are 2-1 in their last three road games.

So far, Indiana has gone 11-10 in Big Ten games, and they are 7-3 in non-conference action. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -5.2 points per game, and they have gone 4-6 in their last ten road games.

As the underdog, Indiana has been a solid bet this season, going 10-7 against the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 16-14-2, and on the road, they are 6-5-1 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Hoosiers have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Indiana’s over/under record this season is 17-15 and today’s line of 146.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (145.4). Their average scoring total this year is 146.2 points per game, and in their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Against Penn State, the Indiana had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.5 points per game. They scored 61 points and posted a field goal percentage of 39.3% in the game. Malik Reneau is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 15.6 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Kel’el Ware brings a PPG average of 16.2 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Indiana defense is giving up an average of 73.7 points per contest. The Indiana defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 59 points and allowed Penn State to connect on 3 threes.

Can the Cornhuskers Lock in a Home Win?

Nebraska will be looking to extend their 12-game home win streak as they enter this matchup as 3.5-point favorites. So far this season, the Cornhuskers have gone 18-1 at home, compared to just 4-8 on the road.

Over their last 10 games at home, Nebraska is a perfect 10-0, and they are 5-0 over their last five. Their most recent game was an 85-70 win over Michigan, and they have won two in a row. On the year, they have a record of 22-9, including a 12-8 mark in Big Ten play.

When looking at Nebraska’s ATS record this season, they are 20-10-1. At home, they have an ATS mark of 15-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers are a perfect 10-0 vs. the spread. In their last 3 home games, Nebraska is 3-0 ATS.

Nebraska’s over/under record this season is 20-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 147.3. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their latest game, Nebraska’s offense looked good, scoring 85 points against Michigan. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 57.9% and made 12/20 free throws. Offensively, the Cornhuskers have a season long field goal percentage of 44%, which is 179th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 108th in percentage and 30th in three-pointers made.

The Cornhuskers’ defense is presently ranked 96th nationally, allowing an average of 69.3 points per contest. Against Michigan in their most recent game, the Nebraska defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Michigan to hit 39% of their shots.