The Badgers and Cornhuskers are set to face off at 8:30 ET on BTN. The Cornhuskers will host the game at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. Wisconsin is favored by -1 in this Big Ten conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 144.5 points.
WISCONSIN BADGERS VS NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers +1
This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 8:30 ET on Thursday, February 1st.
WHY BET THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:
- 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 +1.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Badgers Pull Off a Win at Lincoln?
Wisconsin is coming off a 81-66 win against Michigan State and has won three straight games. On the road this season, the Badgers are 3-3, and their average scoring margin is -2.7 points per game.
So far, Wisconsin has been favored in 14 games and has gone 12-2 in those matchups. For the season, the Badgers are 16-4, including an 8-1 record in Big Ten play.
Wisconsin has an ATS record of 11-9 this season, including a mark of 7-7 vs. the spread when favored. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Badgers are 5-5 vs. the spread. On the road, Wisconsin has an ATS record of just 2-4 this year and they are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
Wisconsin’s over/under record this season is 11-8-1 and today’s over/under line of 144.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (137.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 145 points and their OU record in their last 10 games is 7-2-1.
The Badgers’ offense finished with 81 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 76 points per contest. In terms of offense, the Badgers have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 63rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 99th in percentage and 234th in three-pointers made.
So far this season, the Wisconsin defense has been performing well, ranking 63rd in the country at 66.8 points allowed per contest. In their most recent game, the Wisconsin defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Michigan State knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 66 points.
Will the Nebraska Defense Show Up at Home?
Nebraska has been much better at home this season, going 13-1 compared to 2-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +13.1 compared to -5.0 on the road. The Cornhuskers have won their last seven games at home.
Overall, Nebraska is 15-6 this season, and they are 5-5 in Big Ten play. They have gone 10-1 in non-conference games.
As the underdog, Nebraska has gone just 3-5 vs. the spread this season. However, the Cornhuskers have been much better at home, going 10-3-1 ATS this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Nebraska is 4-6 vs. the spread.
So far this season, the over/under record in Nebraska games sits at 14-7. The average over/under line in their games is 147, and the average score in their games is 147.4, resulting in an average margin of 0.4 points compared to the over/under line. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average line in their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.
In their most recent game, the Nebraska offense concluded with only 51 points against Maryland. Throughout the game, they made 10/21 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 39.5%. Leading Nebraska in scoring vs. Maryland was C.J. Wilcher with his 14 points. Brice Williams also added 9 points for the Cornhuskers.
Coming into today’s game, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 70.1 points per contest. So far, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 10.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 11.1 times per game (492nd).