College Basketball Picks

Minnesota vs Nebraska 1/7/23 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-7) vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (6-7)
January 7, 2023 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Minnesota Golden Gophers +3.5 / Nebraska Cornhuskers -3.5; Over/Under: +128.5
(Get latest betting odds)

The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Minnesota Golden Gophers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Williams Arena. The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for their ninth win. The Minnesota Golden Gophers look to get back to a .500 record.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 67.3 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 65.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Derrick Walker is averaging 13.7 points and 8.2 rebounds, while Sam Griesel is averaging 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Keisei Tominaga is the third double-digit scorer and Emannuel Bandoumel is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 29.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 32.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.9 rebounds per game.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 63.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Dawson Garcia is averaging 14.2 points and 5.8 rebounds, while Jamison Battle is averaging 12.9 points and 4.1 rebounds. Ta’lon Cooper is the third double-digit scorer and Pharrel Payne is grabbing 5 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game.

The Cornhuskers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Golden Gophers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The under is 15-5-1 in Cornhuskers last 21 overall. The under is 4-0 in Golden Gophers last 4 overall. The underdog is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Minnesota Golden Gophers just aren’t as talented as they’ve been in years past, and their lack of success at home is a clear sign of that. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a quality defensive side that travels, and they’ve shown far more against good competition. The fact Minnesota has a negative point differential at home scares me. Give me Nebraska and the small chalk.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers -3.5

Need More? Get Premium Picks

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA and is more than familiar with what it takes to navigate a 150 game college basketball Saturday and a 162 game MLB schedule. Randy has done it all. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter or catch him on the PickDawgz YouTube channel.

Related Articles

Back to top button