Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/12/14
Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-7) at Purdue Boilermakers (10-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -6 -- Over/Under: 145 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Purdue Boilermakers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Sunday in West Lafayette in Big Ten college basketball action.
The Purdue Boilermakers looked to be off to a solid start to their season but then Big Ten play started and they have lost both of their conference games. Purdue is 8-1 at home this season with the home loss coming at the hands of Ohio State. Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers averaging 13.9 points per game. Ronnie Johnson is averaging 11.1 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 8.8 points and 7.5 rebounds, and Kendall Stephens is averaging 7.2 points. Purdue is averaging 77.7 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 40.8 percent. Purdue has played the 151st ranked schedule in the country but that is getting more difficult by the game.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost their last four games in a row including their first three Big Ten games this season. Nebraska is 1-6 away from home this season having played the 17th ranked schedule in the nation. Terran Petteway is averaging 17.1 points and 5.1 rebounds to lead the Huskers. Shavon Shields is averaging 11.3 points and 5.0 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 8.6 points, and Ray Gallegos is averaging 8.2 points. Nebraska is averaging 69.7 points and they are shooting 43 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.1 points and their opponents shoot 44.6 percent. Nebraska improved last season against the Big 10 but we haven’t seen any carry over thus far into this season.
Purdue is 5-2 against the spread following a loss, 0-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games against a team with a losing road record. Nebraska is 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, 16-5-1 against th spread following a loss, and 6-18 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread.
My free pick in this one is on the total which looks to be in line with my umbers making my under pick here just a lean. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and Iwill post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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