Nebraska vs. Indiana - 2/20/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Indiana Hoosiers (16-12) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (20-9)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some Big Ten college basketball action on Tuesday night as the Indiana Hoosiers pay a visit to the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
The Indiana Hoosiers will look for another road win to keep their at-large tournament hopes alive following an 84-82 road win over Iowa in their last outing. Robert Johnson led the Hoosiers with 29 points on 10 of 14 shooting with 9 threes and 4 assists. Devonte Green came 2nd with 18 points on 7 of 10 shooting with 4 threes and team-highs of 4 rebounds and 6 assists while Justin Smith added 15 points and Juwan Morgan chipped in 12 to round out the scoring in double figures for Indiana in the win. Morgan leads the Hoosiers with an average of 16.6 points and 7.2 rebounds per game while Johnson leads Indiana in assists with 2.6 assists per game this season. As a team, Indiana is scoring 72.3 points per game on 46% shooting from the field, 32.5% from behind the arc and 65% from the foul line this season.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to rebound after their at-large bid hopes took a major blow with a 72-66 loss to Illinois, snapping their 6 game winning streak. Isaac Copeland led the Huskers with 17 points on 5 of 11 shooting with 3 threes, while Isaiah Roby came 2nd with 14 points along with 33 threes of his own and a team-high 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for the double-double. James Palmer Jr. added 13 points and a share of the team lead with 4 assists to round out the trio of double digit scorers for Nebraska in the loss, while Glynn Watson Jr. added 4 assists of his own. Palmer Jr. leads Nebraska with an average of 17.7 points per game while Copeland leads Nebraska on the glass with 6.2 rebounds per game and Watson Jr. is the Cornhuskers’ top assist man with 3.2 assists per game this season. As a team, Nebraska is scoring 73.3 points per game on 43.6% shooting from the field, 35.5% from behind the arc and 71.7% from the foul line this season.
Indiana is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 conference matchups while the under is 5-1-1 in their last 7 road games. Nebraska is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 conference matchups and 20-6 ATS in their last 26 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
I’m not sure which way to lean in this one, as you have Indiana who barely escaped Iowa with a win, going against a Nebraska team that really let me down in their last outing as I thought they were a lock to beat Illinois with a low line. With that said, Nebraska has been solid at home both SU and ATS, but home court hasn’t really mattered in this matchup as the road team has covered 4 of the last 5 meetings. I’m not sure who wins this one, but with both teams having tournament at-large implications hanging in the balance, I can see this being a tightly contested game that could come down to the final shot, so I’ll take the points with Indiana here.