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Hawaii vs. Nebraska - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-3) at Hawaii Warriors (8-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 1:30 am (Stan Sheriff Center)

The Line: Hawaii Warriors +6.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Hawaii Warriors and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Monday in college basketball holiday tournament action.

The Hawaii Warriors are 8-3 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Hawaii is averaging 71.1 points and they are shooting 43 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.9 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Aaron Valdes leads the Warriors averaging 16.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Garrett Nevels is averaging 12.6 points, Roderick Bobbitt is averaging 10.2 points and 5.6 assists, and Negus Webster-Chan is averaging 9.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. Hawaii hasn’t defeated a team with a RPI better than 100.

Hawaii vs. Nebraska - 12/23/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-3 this season and they are coming off of a one-point win over Cincinnati. Nebraska is averaging 70.3 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 63.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.2 percent. Terran Petteway leads the Huskers averaging 19.8 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 17.7 points and 7.2 rebounds and Benny Parker and Walter Pitchford are averaging 6.7 points each. Nebraska is 1-1 away from home this season.

Hawaii is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games, 2-6 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points. Nebraska is 15-5-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 1-8 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games.

Hawaii is getting 6.5 here but it is a big home edge and I will take the points in what is a lean at best. 

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Hawaii Warriors +6.5

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