Nebraska vs. Minnesota - 12/5/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers look for their second road victory to build on their impressive 8-1 record. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 89.4 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.2 points on 39.6 percent shooting. Jordan Murphy is averaging 21.4 points and 12.5 rebounds while Nate Mason is averaging 13.9 points and 4.3 assists. Amir Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Reggie Lynch is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.8 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 43.7 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have won four of their last five road games.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for a statement Big Ten victory while remaining unbeaten at home. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 73.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 44.1 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 14.3 points and 2.6 assists while Glynn Watson Jr. is averaging 13.8 points and three rebounds. Isaac Copeland is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Gill is grabbing 1.5 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won six of their last 10 home games.
The Golden Gophers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 vs. Big Ten and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Nebraska, the home team is 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings and the favorite is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The home team has won the last eight meetings between Nebraska and Minnesota. The problem here is that the Golden Gophers are the better and more talented team this time around, and the Cornhuskers usually lose in a blowout whenever they do lose. Nebraska is one of those teams that gets crushed when it steps up in comp. So I'll lay the reasonable number with the Golden Gophers and predit a double-digit victory with the road team.