Looking to win big? The Cornhuskers and Wildcats face off at 9:00 ET on BTN. The Wildcats are hosting the game at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 143 points, and Northwestern is favored by -5.5 to win at home against Nebraska.

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS VS NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Northwestern Wildcats -5.5

This game will be played at Welsh-Ryan Arena at 9:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.

WHY BET THE NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Northwestern pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can Nebraska Lock in a Road Win?

Nebraska will be looking to snap a four-game losing streak on the road, where they have gone just 2-5 this season. Over their last 10 games on the road, the Cornhuskers have gone 4-6.

So far this season, Nebraska has been the underdog in eight of their 23 games, going 3-5 in those contests. As the underdog, they have gone 0-5 on the road, compared to their 12-1 record at home.

Nebraska has an ATS record of 12-8-1 this season, including a mark of 2-5 on the road. As the underdog, the Cornhuskers are 3-5 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog. In their last three road games, Nebraska is 1-2 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nebraska games is 14-7, and today’s line of 143 is lower than the average OU line in their games of 147. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points, and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 9-1.

The Nebraska offense is coming off a game in which they scored 51 points vs. Maryland. Overall their field goal percentage was 39.5% while connecting on 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Cornhuskers have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 182nd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 67th in percentage and 23rd in three-pointers made.

In terms of defense, Nebraska is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.8 threes per game vs. Northwestern. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.8%.

Can the Wildcats Deliver Being Favored at Home?

Through 22 games, Northwestern is 15-7 overall and 6-3 in the Big Ten. At home, the Wildcats have gone 13-1 compared to 2-4 on the road. They enter this game on a two-game win streak and have won six straight at home. So far, Northwestern has been favored in 13 games, going 12-1 in those contests.

Most recently, the Wildcats defeated Ohio State by a score of 83-58. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1, and they are 5-0 in their last five. For the season, Northwestern has an average scoring margin of +11.7 points per game at home.

As the favorite, Northwestern has gone 6-5-2 vs. the spread this season. Their home ATS mark is 8-5-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-4-1.

This season, the over/under record for Northwestern is 13-7 and today’s line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (136.7). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is a perfect 10-0.

Northwestern’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 83 points vs. Ohio State. Overall, they hit 57.7% of their shots from the field and went 13/17 from the free-throw line. In terms of offense, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 65th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 23rd in percentage and 91st in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Northwestern defense is giving up an average of 70.1 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Northwestern defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Ohio State knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 58 points.