Northwestern vs. Nebraska - 3/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-16) at Northwestern Wildcats (19-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Welsh-Ryan Arena)
The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -4.5 -- Over/Under: 133.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Northwestern Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Sunday as they close out their regular season Big Ten college basketball schedules.
The Northwestern Wildcats are 19-11 this season and their chances of making the NCAA Tournament without winning the conference tournament look bleak. Northwestern is averaging 72.3 points per game and they are shooting 45.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Tre Demps leads the Wildcats averaging 15.4 points per game. Bryant McIntosh is averaging 13.8 points and 6.7 assists, Alex Olah is averaging 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds, and Aaron Falzon is averaging 8.9 points. Northwestern is 13-4 at home and 7-10 in the Big Ten.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-16 this season and they have lost their last four games. Nebraska is averaging 71.9 points and they are shooting 44.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.4 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Shavon Shields leads the Huskers averaging 16.7 points per game. Andrew White is averaging 16.6 points and 6.1 rebounds, Tai Webster is averaging 9.6 points, and Glynn Watson Jr. is averaging 8.6 points. Nebraska is 3-7 on the road and 6-11 in the Big Ten.
Northwestern is 9-4-1 against the spread following a win, 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 6-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Nebraska is 6-13-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two teams.
The total in this one is set at 133.5 and I see this one staying under that number and the under is my free pick.