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Nebraska vs Minnesota Basketball Picks 2-25-24

Minnesota Golden Gophers (17-9) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (19-8)
February 25, 2024 6:30 pm EDT
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -6.5; Over/Under: +147.5
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The Minnesota Golden Gophers will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten game on Sunday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. Minnesota has won two games in a row, while Nebraska is on a three game winning streak. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Minnesota vs Nebraska prediction.

Minnesota Preview

The Minnesota Golden Gophers are 17-9 (8-7) this year after they defeated Ohio State by a score of 88-79 in their last game. Minnesota led 42-34 at the half and they scored 46 second half points for the win. The Golden Gophers shot 50% from the field and made 24 free throws in the game. Minnesota defeated Rutgers by a score of 81-70 in the game prior to Ohio State, but lost to Purdue and Iowa before that. The Golden Gophers are scoring 76.7 points per game with 36.2 rebounds per game and 18.4 assists per game, while allowing 69.7 points against per game this year. Dawson Garcia is averaging 17.7 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 1.9 assists per game. Minnesota is shooting 47.6% from the field, 68.8% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this season.

Nebraska Preview

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 19-8 (9-7) this season after they defeated Indiana by a score of 85-70 in their last game. Nebraska led 51-31 at halftime and was able to get the win, but did allow 39 points in the second half. The Cornhuskers shot 49.2% from the field and made 14 three pointers in the game. Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 68-49 and Michigan by a score of 79-59 in the two games prior to Indiana. The Cornhuskers are scoring 77.3 points per game with 37.7 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, while giving up 70 points against per game this season. Keisei Tominaga is averaging 14.4 points per game, 2.0 rebounds per game, and 1.2 assists per game. Nebraska is shooting 45.2% from the field, 75.7% on free throws, and 36.3% on three pointers this year. 

Minnesota vs Nebraska Betting Prediction

Nebraska comes into this matchup on a three game winning streak and they are having a very good season in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers have had some struggles on the road, but they are a great home team. Minnesota is 8-7 in conference play and they are trying to play their way into the tournament. The Golden Gophers have won two games in a row, but they are only 1-4 in their last five road games. Minnesota may have a higher field goal percentage in this matchup, but I can’t go against Nebraska at home. The Cornhuskers are 13-4 ATS at home this season and I like them again here. 

David Racey's Free Pick: Nebraska -6.5

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David Racey

David started writing about sports in 2015, but sports has been his passion for as long as he can remember. David spends most of his free time watching pretty much anything sports related from Baseball to Tennis and everything in between. David likes to analyze statistics and recent results to form an unbiased opinion on whatever game he is breaking down. Follow David on Twitter at @itsyerboi41

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