Betting on today’s Cornhuskers and Golden Gophers game? Catch the action at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, MN, as the Golden Gophers hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on BTN. The Cornhuskers come into this Big Ten conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 148 points.
NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS VS MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +2.5
This game will be played at Williams Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, December 6th.
WHY BET THE MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Golden Gophers.
- Not only will Minnesota pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Is a Win at Minneapolis Possible for the Cornhuskers?
Nebraska will enter today’s game against Minnesota with a season record of 7-1. In their previous five road games, which includes last year, Nebraska has a 3-2 record. Nebraska has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-1-1. In their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.
Up to this point, games involving Nebraska have had an average of 143.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.1 points. Their over/under record is 4-3-0. When assessing the Cornhuskers’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-1, with their games averaging 158 points per game.
Nebraska recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 85 points against Cal State Fullerton. This output exceeded their season average of 78.9 points per game. Offensively, the Cornhuskers have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 175th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 168th in percentage and 35th in three-pointers made.
Coming into today’s game, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 65.2 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.1 threes per game vs. Minnesota. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 27.1%.
No Pressure for Minnesota as Home Dogs
This will be the ninth game of the season for Minnesota, who currently have a 5-3 record. Looking back at their last ten home games, which includes games from last year, Minnesota has a record of 6-4. Minnesota has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 5-2-1. In their most recent five games, they are 3-1-1 vs. the spread.
After eight games, Minnesota has an over/under record of 4-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 147.8 points per game so far. The Golden Gophers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 144 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.
Coming off their recent game, the Minnesota offense tallied 97 points in a matchup against New Orleans. Their field goal percentage for the game was 59.4%, and they made 8 threes. For the season, the Minnesota offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 48%. So far, they have hit 57% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.4 made three’s per contest.
In the current season, the Minnesota defense has excelled, sitting 70th in the nation by allowing 66.6 points per game. So far, the Minnesota defense is giving up an average of 9.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.5 times per game (527th).