Looking to win big? The Golden Gophers and Cornhuskers face off at 6:30 ET on BTN. The Cornhuskers are hosting the game at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have Nebraska as the -6.5 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 147 points.

MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS VS NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers -6.5

This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 6:30 ET on Sunday, February 25th.

WHY BET THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cornhuskers.
  • Not only will Nebraska pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Can Minnesota Pull Out the Win as Road Underdogs?

Minnesota comes into this game as a 6.5-point underdog, and they have gone 5-8 this season as the underdog. They are 17-9 overall this season, including a 8-7 record in Big Ten play. Over their last 10 games, the Golden Gophers have gone 3-7 on the road.

Minnesota is coming off an 88-79 win over Ohio State, and they have won two straight games. On the road, they have gone 2-6 this season, compared to 15-3 at home.

As the underdog this season, Minnesota has an ATS record of 10-3 and an overall ATS mark of 21-4-1. On the road, the Golden Gophers have gone 6-2 vs. the spread this year and are 7-3 in their last 10 road games.

Minnesota’s over/under record this season is 15-11 and the average scoring total in their games is 146.4 points. Today’s over/under line of 147 is higher than the average OU line in their games (143.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 158 points.

In their latest game, Minnesota’s offense looked good, scoring 88 points against Ohio State. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50% and made 24/31 free throws. The top scorer for the Golden Gophers was Elijah Hawkins with 24 points, while Dawson Garcia also added 22 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 69.7 points per contest. So far, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 9.1 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.4 times per game (550th).

Will Nebraska Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Nebraska is 16-1 at home this season, and they have won their last 10 games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.6 points per game, and they are 15-1 when favored this season.

Overall, Nebraska is 19-8 this season, and they are on a three-game winning streak. They have a 9-7 record in Big Ten play, and they went 10-1 in non-conference games.

Nebraska has been solid against the spread this season, going 17-9-1. At home, they have an ATS mark of 13-3-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cornhuskers have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147 for the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ game against Minnesota is right in line with the average over/under line of 147.4 in their games this season. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 136 points.

In their recent matchup, the Nebraska offense ended with 85 points against Indiana. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.2% and made 14 threes. The team’s top scorer is Keisei Tominaga, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.4, while Brice Williams also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

At present, the Cornhuskers’ defense is nationally ranked 121st, allowing 70.0 points per game. Nebraska’s three-point defense is currently 235th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.1% of their shots vs. Nebraska.