Nebraska vs. Wisconsin - 1/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wisconsin Badgers (9-8) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 8:30 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Big Ten basketball action on Tuesday night, as the Wisconsin Badgers face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Wisconsin Badgers will try to bounce back after having their 5 game winning streak snapped with a 64-60 loss to Rutgers in their last outing. Brad Davison and Brevin Pritzl tied for the team lead with 13 points apiece, Davison going5 of 10 from the floor with a team-high 5 assists while Pritzl added a pair of steals. Ethan Happ and Nate Reuvers added 10 points apiece to round out the scoring in double figures for the Badgers in the loss, with Happ added 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the double-double, while Reuvers chipped in 3 blocks. Happ still leads the team with an average of 16.7 points, 8.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game this season. As a team, Wisconsin is scoring 69.6 points per game on 47% shooting from the field, 35.3% from behind the arc and 69.7% from the foul line this season.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will look to rebound from having their own 4 game winning streak snapped with a 74-62 loss to Purdue in their last outing. James Palmer Jr. led the team with 22 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and a pair of steals, while Isaac Copeland added 16 points as the only other Husker to finish in double figures scoring in the losing effort. Isaiah Roby added 8 points and 3 steals, while Glynn Watson Jr. added 7 points and 6 rebounds for Nebraska. Palmer Jr. leads the team in scoring with an average of 15.6 points per game, while Copeland leads the team in rebounding with 6.5 rebounds per game and Watson Jr. is the team’s top assist man with 3.4 assists per game this season. As a team, Nebraska is scoring 74.6 points per game on 43% shooting from the field, 37.2% from behind the arc and 70.5% from the foul line this season.
Wisconsin is 2-7-2 ATS in their last 11 road games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the under is 5-2-2 in their last 9 conference matchups. Nebraska is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games while the over is 9-4 in their last 13 games following a loss. The home team is 5-2-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams.
Just when I thought that Wisconsin had put their ugly ways behind them to start the year, they go and throw a clunker in against Rutgers in a game they in all honesty should’ve won, even on the road where Rutgers has had success this year. Nebraska isn’t the best team in the Big Ten, but they’ve been a covering machine over the last couple of weeks and have been in just as good form as Wisconsin. Given the home team’s success in this matchup over the years, I’ll lay the bucket with Nebraska here.