Minnesota at Nebraska
|Date & Time||Wednesday February 13, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)|
Pinnacle Bank Arena
The Line: Nebraska -3.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5
The Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Minnesota Golden Gophers could use a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are averaging 72.6 points on 44 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Amir Coffey is averaging 15.3 points and three assists while Jordan Murphy is averaging 14.5 points and 11.9 rebounds. Daniel Oturu is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Kalscheur is grabbing 2.1 rebounds. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.1 percent from the free throw line. The Minnesota Golden Gophers are allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost their last four road games.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers also need a win here in order to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 72.6 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 18.9 points and 3.1 assists while Isaac Copeland Jr. is averaging 14 points and 5.3 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Nana Akenten is grabbing 2.6 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost their last four home games.
The Golden Gophers are 24-49-1 ATS in their last 74 road games. The Cornhuskers are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 home games, 0-7 ATS in their last 7 vs. Big Ten and 0-7 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Golden Gophers are 0-5 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Nebraska and the home team is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Cornhuskers last 5 overall. The under is 5-2 in Golden Gophers last 7 overall.
There's nothing like laying chalk with a team that's lost seven straight games and is being outscored by an average of 12.4 points in its last five games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are in a complete mess offensively and aren't the type of team I want to lay chalk with. However, the Minnesota Golden Gophers don't play to their ability on a consistent level and are shooting just 39.1 percent from the field on the road. Even with seven straight losses, Nebraska is winning by an average of 15.8 points at home and still has one of the best defenses in college basketball. It feels weird laying chalk, but the Cornhuskers should snap the skid in this Big Ten showdown.