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Minnesota vs. Nebraska - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers (17-8) at Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-11)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Williams Arena)

The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: BTN

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 73.3 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 41.9 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 17.6 points and 2.6 assists while Isaac Copeland is averaging 13.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Anton Gill is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last six road games.

Minnesota vs. Nebraska - 2/6/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Minnesota Golden Gophers are desperate for a victory after losing eight of their last nine games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 77.8 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 73.6 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Jordan Murphy is averaging 17.5 points and 11.7 rebounds while Nate Mason is averaging 15.7 points and 4.3 assists. Amir Coffey is the third double-digit scorer and Dupree McBrayer is dishing 2.6 assists. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost three straight home games.

The Cornhuskers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 road games, 10-1 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big Ten and 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Big Ten and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota, 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings and the favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are winning games and that's really all that matters, but I'm not buying much stock into this team, as they play a ton of close games, lose on the road and still don't have those big victories that catch my attenion. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are losing games left and right, but they're still solid at home for the most part where they're outscoring teams by 11 points and allowing just 38.9 percent shooting. Minnesota is also coming off a road game against Michigan where it forced overtime as 12.5 point underdogs. Maybe that's a sign there's something left in the tank. I'll take the Golden Gophers and the small line. 

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