Looking to win big? The Boilermakers and Cornhuskers face off at 9:00 ET on PEAC. The Cornhuskers are hosting the game at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. The Boilermakers come into this Big Ten conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 150.5 points.


The Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers +7.5

This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, January 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Cornhuskers.
  • Not only will Nebraska pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Do the Boilermakers Stand a Chance on the Road?

After winning their last game against Illinois by a score of 83-78, Purdue has now won seven games in a row. So far this season, they have a record of 14-1, including a 3-1 mark in Big Ten play.

On the road, the Boilermakers have gone 3-1, and they are currently favored by 7.5 points against Nebraska. For the season, Purdue has been favored in 14 of their 15 games, going 13-1 in those matchups.

As the favorite, Purdue has gone 8-4-2 vs. the spread this season. Over their last three games as the favorite, the Boilermakers are just 1-2 vs. the spread. On the road this year, Purdue has an ATS mark of 2-1-1 and their last three road games have resulted in a 1-1-1 ATS record.

So far this season, the over/under record for Purdue sits at 10-5. On average, their games have finished with 152.9 points compared to an average over/under line of 147.5. Today’s over/under line is set at 150.5. This year, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 150.5. Over their last three games, their games have averaged 137 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Purdue offense tallied 83 points in a matchup against Illinois. Their field goal percentage for the game was 45%, and they made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Boilermakers was Trey Kaufman-Renn with 23 points, while Lance Jones also chipped in with 17 points.

So far, the Boilermakers’ defense is ranked 96th in the country at 67.7 points per contest. So far, the Purdue defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.5 times per game (503rd).

Will Nebraska Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Nebraska comes into this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have a 2-2 record in Big Ten games this season. Overall, the Cornhuskers are 12-3, and they are 10-1 at home, where they have won four straight games.

In their last game, Nebraska lost to Wisconsin by a score of 88-72. Over their last 10 home games, the Cornhuskers have gone 9-1, and they are 4-1 in their last five games at home.

As the underdog, Nebraska has an ATS record of 2-2 this season and a mark of 6-4 over their last 10 games as the underdog. At home, the Cornhuskers have gone 7-3-1 vs. the spread this year and 6-3-1 over their last 10 home games.

This season, the over/under record for Nebraska is 9-6. So far, the average scoring total in their games is 145.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (146.2). Currently, 11 of their games have had lower over/under lines than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 156 points.

In their latest game, Nebraska offense put up 72 points against Wisconsin. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 12 threes. Keisei Tominaga was the leading scorer for the Cornhuskers, putting up 17 points. In addition, Rienk Mast contributed 16 points.

Currently, the Cornhuskers’ defense holds the 87th rank in the nation, allowing 67.3 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Nebraska’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 39.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.0% this season.