Purdue Boilermakers (9-0) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-4)
December 10, 2022 2:15 pm EDT
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +9 / Purdue Boilermakers -9; Over/Under: +139
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The Purdue Boilermakers and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Purdue Boilermakers look to remain undefeated. The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their seventh win.
The Purdue Boilermakers are averaging 79.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 62.4 points on 39.4 percent shooting. Zach Edey is averaging 23.2 points and 13.3 rebounds, while Fletcher Loyer is averaging 12.1 points and 1.4 rebounds. Braden Smith is dishing 3.6 assists and Brandon Newman is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Purdue Boilermakers are shooting 35 percent from beyond the arc and 77.9 percent from the free throw line. The Purdue Boilermakers are allowing 27.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.4 rebounds per game.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 69.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Derrick Walker is averaging 15.6 points and 8.6 rebounds, while CJ Wilcher is averaging 11.4 points and 2.3 rebounds. Sam Griesel is the third double-digit scorer and Keisei Tominaga is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 31.4 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game.
The Boilermakers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 6-13-3 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The under is 15-7 in Boilermakers last 22 overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Cornhuskers last 11 overall. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Purdue Boilermakers are comfortably the better team here, and they win in the favorite role by an average of 16.4 points. The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t had a ton of success when playing better competition, and they lose in the underdog role by an average of 10.2 points. I need to see the Cornhuskers rise up in a spot like this. Until then, give me Purdue and the chalk.