Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Indiana Hoosiers - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (11-3) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Indiana Hoosiers look for a perfect start to their Big Ten schedule with a win at the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
The Indiana Hoosiers have been on a roll and have their sights set on the national rankings. The Hoosiers have rattled off six consecutive victories capped off by a 79-72 win at Rutgers as a 17 point road favorite on Wednesday. The Scarlet Knights sank shots at 43.8% while Indiana countered at 47.5% and went 10-24 from long range which was decisive in a sloppy performance that saw both teams combine for 30 turnovers. Yogi Ferrell paced the Hoosiers with 20 points and seven assists with Max Bielfeldt added 18 points and 14 rebounds. Troy Williams and Collin Hartman combined for 19 points with Williams committing seven turnovers.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers have decent scoring ability and stopping power on defense but have alternated wins and losses for weeks. That trend continued in an 81-72 loss to visiting Northwestern with the Wildcats putting up 46 second half points. This came down to which team shot the ball better and Northwestern won that battle as they hit half their looks versus the 45% shooting Cornhuskers with a 13-7 edge at the stripe holding the Huskers off. Andrew White III paced the Nebraska attack with 22 points and five yanks while Benny Parker added 17 points, five pulls and seven helpers with Tai Webster and Shavon Shields combined for 20 points.
The over is 9-3 in Indiana last 12 Saturday games and the over is 6-2 in their last 8 overall and 13-5 in their last 18 vs. Big Ten. The over is 13-3 in Nebraska last 16 overall and is 6-2 in their last 8 home games while the Cornhuskers are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games. I’m just going with the eye test here…