Nebraska vs. Northwestern - 3/1/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Northwestern Wildcats (6-21) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-21)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 4:15 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 142
The Northwestern Wildcats and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet in college basketball action from Pinnacle Bank Arena on Sunday.
Northwestern comes in here at 6-21 on the year. Northwestern is currently riding a 12-game losing streak, falling to Michigan, Penn State, Maryland, Minnesota and Illinois in their last five.
In the loss to Illinois, Northwestern’s Pat Spencer put up 18 points, three rebounds and three assists. Miller Kopp added 14 points, five rebounds and two assists there, and Pete Nance had 12 points, seven rebounds and two assists for Northwestern.
Over on the Nebraska side, they’re 7-21 this season. Nebraska is on an eight-game losing streak themselves, falling to Wisconsin, Michigan State, Illinois and Ohio State in their last four outings.
In the loss to Ohio State, Nebraska’s Dachon Burke led the team on 13 points, three rebounds and one assist. Cam Mack added 12 points, two assists and three rebounds, and Jervay Green had nine points with three rebounds.
Nebraska is 7-2 ATS in their last nine Sunday games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight after a straight-up loss. Nebraska is 0-6 ATS in their last six home games and 2-6 ATS in their last eight overall.
Meanwhile, Northwestern is 2-6 ATS in their last eight Sunday games and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games. Northwestern is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 0-11 ATS in their last 11 versus a team with a losing straight-up record.
Northwestern has had a rough time with a good Big Ten batch this year, but guess what? Their last win came way back on January 11, but it was a 62-57 home victory versus Nebraska. Northwestern will have to hope for another lower-scoring game like that if they hope to win here.
Considering Nebraska has posted just 113 combined points in their last two games, another 60- or 50-something outcome is conceivable here as well. That said, I like the Cornhuskers to wake up at home and get some revenge here. I’m going Nebraska. The line is acceptably thin here, so that makes sense to me. The under might be worth looking at in this one as well.