Nebraska vs. Minnesota - 1/20/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (12-7) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (10-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers play Tuesday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost five of their last six games and play their fifth true road game. On the season, Minnesota is averaging 77.2 points on 47.1 percent shooting and is allowing 67.4 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Andre Hollins is averaging 13.4 points and 2.4 assists while Carlos Morris is averaging 13.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Maurice Walker is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and DeAndre Mathieu is dishing 5.4 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have six players averaging at least 9.2 points, and they’re shooting 64.7 percent from the line and 39.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Minnesota is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in seven of its last eight games. Minnesota is 1-3 SU on the road.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last 10 games and look for their third Big Ten win. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 65.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.2 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 19.4 points and 2.6 assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 16.5 points and 6.6 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Benny Parker is shooting 40 percent from the field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a defensive team that’s allowing 29.1 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of their last nine games. Offensively, Nebraska is shooting 71.5 percent from the line and 30.8 percent from deep. Nebraska is 7-3 SU on its home court this season.
The Golden Gophers are 7-19-1 ATS in their last 27 road games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Big Ten and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Minnesota is a clear funk and a trip to Nebraska isn't going to help. Look for the Cornhuskers to cruise to a rather easy victory here on their home court.