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Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14

Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-10) at Northwestern Wildcats (12-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)

The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -2 -- Over/Under: 119.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Northwestern Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Saturday in Evanston in Big Ten college basketball.

The Northwestern Wildcats have won four of their last five games and are in fourth place in the Big Ten standings. Northwestern is 5-5 in the Big 10 and 8-5 at home this season. Drew Crawford is averaging 16.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game to lead the Wildcats. JerShonn Cobb is averaging 11.4 points, Tre Demps is averaging 10.7 points, and Alex Olah is averaging 8.1 points and 5.1 rebounds. Northwestern is averaging 61.3 points and they are shooting 39.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Northwestern is easily playing their best basketball of the season and well above expectations.

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming off of a one sided loss at Michigan but they had won three of their four prior games. Nebraska is 3-6 in the Big Ten, and 1-9 in games away from home. Terran Petteway is averaging 17.5 points and 5.1 to lead the Huskers. Shavon Shields is averaging 11.1 points and 5.4 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 8.4 points, and Ray Gallegos is averaging 7.9 points. Nebraska is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents are shooting 44.4 percent. Nebraska is in 10th place in the Big Ten standings.

Northwestern is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 3-9 against the spread following a win. Nebraska is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games, 19-6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 games following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.

My free pick on this one is going to be on the total and at 119.5 I like the over. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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