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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/1/14

Northwestern Wildcats (12-16) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (16-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 5:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -9 -- Over/Under: 119 See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

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

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are coming off of a loss at Illinois but they have won seven of their last nine games as they make a late season push to make the field of the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska is 8-7 in the Big Ten and 13-1 at home this season. Terran Petteway leads the Huskers averaging 18.2 points per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 11.9 points and 5.6 rebounds, Ray Gallegos is averaging 7.0 points, and Waleter Pitchford is averaging 8.9 points. Nebraska is averaging 67 points and they are shooting 42.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. Nebraska won the earlier meeting of these two by four at Northwestern.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/1/14

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The Northwestern Wildcats have lost five games in a row as they have slid into a tie for ninth place in the Big Ten standings. Northwestern is 4-8 away from home and 5-10 in the Big Ten this season. Drew Crawford leads the Wildcats averaging 15.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game. JerShon Cobb is averaging 12.2 points, Tre Demps is averaging 11.1 points, and Alex Olah is averaging 8.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. Northwestern is averaging 60.5 points and they are shooting 39.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Northwestern is 3-4 in Big Ten away games.

Nebraska is 11-2 against the spread in their last 13 games, 19-6-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games, and 18-7-1 against the spread against the Big Ten. Northwestern is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 road games, 0-4 against the spread following a loss, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five games.

My free pick in this one is on the total which has been set aggressively low so I like the over. My stronger play 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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