Purdue vs. Nebraska - 2/15/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-11) at Purdue Boilermakers (16-9)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers meet Sunday at the Mackey Arena.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers could use a big win after losing five of their last eight games. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 62.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and is allowing 61.1 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 18.8 points and 2.7 assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Benny Parker is dishing two assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have three players averaging at least 6.8 points, and they’re shooting 72.2 percent from the line and 29.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five straight games.
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The Purdue Boilermakers hope to stay red hot after winning five of their last six games. On the season, Purdue is averaging 71.2 points on 45.8 percent shooting and is allowing 64.1 points on 39.9 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 11 points and 6.3 rebounds while Rapheal Davis is averaging 10.9 points and 2.4 assists. Vince Edwards is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Kendall Stephens is shooting 35.7 percent from the field. The Purdue Boilermakers have six players averaging at least 8.3 points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, Purdue is allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 62 or less points in four straight games.
The Cornhuskers are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The Boilermakers are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games.
Nebraska is one of the bigger letdowns in the country and has played its worst ball of the season on the road. Purdue has covered 20 of its last 27 games, and I like the Boilermakers to win here on their home court and get the cover.