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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Northwestern Wildcats (12-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-5)

College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

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

TV: ESPNU

The Northwestern Wildcats will travel to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big 10 conference game on Wednesday.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-5 and are coming off of a win against Prairie View A&M by a score of 81-50. This was a close game at halftime, but Nebraska scored 50 points in the second half for the blowout win. Shavon Shields had 19 points and 5 rebounds for Nebraska. Andrew White added 19 points and 5 rebounds for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska out rebounded their opponent by a total of 41-29 and had 17 assists in their victory. Nebraska is averaging 73.7 points per game while giving up 65.5 points per game. Nebraska is also averaging 38.8 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per game. Andrew White is averaging 17.1 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game, while Shavon Shields is averaging 16.3 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game for Nebraska. Nebraska is shooting 71.8% on free throws, 35.6% on three-pointers, and 44.6% on all field goal attempts.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats - 12/30/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northwestern Wildcats are 12-1 and are coming off of a win against Loyola (MD) by a score of 74-59. Northwestern trailed by 11 points at halftime but doubled up Loyola in the second half for the victory. Bryant McIntosh had 33 points and 8 assists for Northwestern. Scottie Lindsey added 14 points and 4 rebounds for the Wildcats. Northwestern out rebounded their opponent by a total of 33-30 and had 17 assists in their victory. Northwestern is averaging 79.9 points per game while giving up 63.7 points per game. Northwestern is also averaging 38.6 rebounds per game and 19.4 assists per game. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 16.2 points per game and 6.8 assists per game, while Tre Demps is averaging 15.2 points per game and 4.2 assists per game for Northwestern. Northwestern is shooting 69.5% on free throws, 38.8% on three-pointers, and 48.7% on all field goal attempts.

Northwestern is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games. Northwestern is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 Wednesday games. The over is 5-0 in Northwestern’s last 5 Wednesday games. Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. Nebraska is 0-5 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The over is 10-2 in Nebraska’s last 12 games.

Northwestern really struggled in their last game before turning it on late and escaping with the victory. They are without Alex Olah who is a big part of their team, so they will have to find a way to replace him. Nebraska is at home in this game and I think they can beat this Northwestern team without Olah.

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