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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/23/14

Purdue Boilermakers (15-11) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-10)

College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -6 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds

TV: Big Ten Network

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers face off on Sunday in Lincoln in Big Ten college basketball action.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won four games in a row and six of their last seven games and they are in sixth place in the Big 10 standings. Nebraska is 7-6 in the Big Ten and 12-1 at home this season. Terran Petteway is the leader of the Huskers averaging 18 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 11.8 points and 5.3 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 9.1 points, and Ray Gallegos is averaging 7.6 points. Nebraska is averaging 67.4 points and they are shooting 42.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.9 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Nebraska is the hottest team in the Big Ten.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Purdue Boilermakers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/23/14

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The Purdue Boilermakers have lost two of their last three games and six of their last eight. Purdue is 5-8 in the Big Ten and 4-8 in games played away from home and they sit in eighth place in the Big 10 standings. Terone Johnson leads the Boilermakers averaging 11.9 points per game. Ronnie Johnson is averaging 11 points, A.J. Hammons is averaging 10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds, and Kendall Stephens is averaging 7.9 points. Purdue is averaging 73.3 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.9 percent. Purdue has lost their last three road games and are 1-5 in Big Ten road games.

Nebraska is 10-1 against the spread in their last 11 games overall, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 18-7-1 against the spread in their last 26 Big Ten games. Purdue is 10-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 8-3 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.

My free pick in this one will be on the total and at 137 it is a lean to the under. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App. 

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Under 137.5

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