Minnesota vs. Nebraska - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-8) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Williams Arena)
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Minnesota Golden Gophers play Saturday at the Williams Arena.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last eight games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 64.2 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 19 points and 2.5 assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 16.6 points and 6.5 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Benny Parker is dishing two assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a defensive team that’s allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 58 or less points in four of their last six games. Offensively, Nebraska is shooting 71.8 percent from the line and 30 percent from beyond the arc. Nebraska is 1-5 SU on the road.
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers hope to get back on track after losing seven of their last 10 games. On the season, Minnesota is averaging 76.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 66.2 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Andre Hollins is averaging 14.6 points and 4.2 rebounds while Carlos Morris is averaging 12.5 points and 2.4 assists. Maurice Walker is grabbing 6.6 rebounds and Nate Mason is shooting 42 percent from the field. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have six players averaging at least 8.4 points, and they’re shooting 64.9 percent from the line and 38.9 percent from downtown. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in six of its last nine games.
The Cornhuskers are 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 vs. Big Ten and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Golden Gophers are 1-9 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big Ten and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. The home team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
There's no way I'm laying this type of chalk with a Minnesota team that's really dropped the ball this season. Don't be surprised if Nebraska wins this game outright.