Purdue vs. Nebraska - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (12-9) at Purdue Boilermakers (18-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Mackey Arena)
The Line: Purdue Boilermakers -13 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Purdue Boilermakers square off Saturday at the Mackey Arena.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 74.1 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Andrew White is averaging 16.9 points and six rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.8 points and three assists. Tai Webster is the third double-digit scorer and Glynn Watson Jr. is dishing 2.5 assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 71 percent from the free throw line. The Cornhuskers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost 14 of their last 18 road games.
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The Purdue Boilermakers look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 78.6 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 62.1 points on 37.7 percent shooting. A.J. Hammons is averaging 13.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Vince Edwards is averaging 10.7 points and 2.8 assists. Caleb Swanigan is grabbing 8.9 rebounds and P.J. Thompson is dishing 2.7 assists. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Boilermakers are allowing 30.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43 rebounds per game. The Purdue Boilermakers have won 15 of their last 16 home games.
The Cornhuskers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Boilermakers are 17-8 ATS in their last 25 home games and 31-15 ATS in their last 46 games overall. The favorite is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
Nebraska is starting to gain confidence with wins in four of their last five games, which includes three straight road wins. The Cornhuskers defense should keep them in this game as well. I'll side with the points here.