Nebraska vs. Rutgers - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rutgers Scarlet Knights (7-24) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (14-17)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -13 -- Over/Under: 140.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights face off on Wednesday in an opening round Big Ten college basketball tournament matchup.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 14-17 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Nebraska is averaging 71.3 points per game and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.3 points and their opponents are shooting 43.7 percent. Andrew White leads the Huskers averaging 16.5 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Shavon Shields is averaging 16.4 points, Tai Webster is averaging 9.7 points, and Glynn Watson Jr. is averaging 8.4 points. Nebraska is 6-12 in the Big Ten and 1-1 in neutral site games.
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are 7-24 this season and they are coming off of a win over Minnesota that was their first win in the Big Ten this season. Rutgers is averaging 67.4 points per game and they are shooting 41.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 80.8 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent. Corey Sanders leads the Scarlet Knights averaging 16.2 points per game. Mike Williams is averaging 12.2 points, Bishop Daniels is averaging 8.6 points, and Jonathan Laurent is averaging 8.1 points and 5.0 rebounds. Rutgers is 1-17 in the Big Ten and 0-2 in neutral site games.
Nebraska is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games and 6-0 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Rutgers is 6-21 against the spread against the Big Ten, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games.
The total in this one looks to be very aggressive and I see it coming in under 140.5 and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as at SportsChatExperts.com.