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Nebraska vs. Wisconsin - 1/29/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Date & Time Tuesday January 29, 2019, 8:00 PM (EST)
Location
Pinnacle Bank Arena
Lincoln, Nebraska
The Line
The Line: Nebraska -1 -- Over/Under: 131.5
TV Channel
BTN
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The Wisconsin Badgers and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Wisconsin Badgers could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 72.8 points on 48 percent shooting and allowing 62 points on 39.9 percent shooting. Ethan Happ is averaging 18.9 points and 5.2 assists while D'Mitrik Trice is averaging 14.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. Brad Davison is the third double-digit scorer and Nate Reuvers is grabbing 3.2 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 39.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Wisconsin Badgers have won four of their last seven road games.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win here after losing five of their last seven games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 76.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 63.8 points on 39.4 percent shooting. James Palmer Jr. is averaging 19.4 points and 3.4 assists while Isaac Copeland Jr. is averaging 14 points and 5.4 rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Isaiah Roby is grabbing 6.7 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 71.9 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won nine of their last 11 home games.

The Badgers are 11-3 ATS in their last 14 road games, 11-4 ATS in their last 15 vs. Big Ten and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games. The Cornhuskers are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 vs. Big Ten, 18-7-1 ATS in their last 26 home games and 29-11-1 ATS in their last 41 games overall. The Badgers are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Nebraska and 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The under is 37-18-4 in Badgers last 59 vs. Big Ten. The under is 4-0 in Badgers last 4 overall.

The Wisconsin Badgers continue to be that gritty team that finds ways to win and enters this contest allowing 36.7 percent shooting in their last five games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have really cooled off after being pegged as a Big Ten contender earlier in the year, but they're still outscoring teams by an average of 21.6 points at home this season with a defense that's allowing just 35.2 percent shooting. This is simply a doo or die game for Nebraska if its season is going to be saved. And while we've made a lot of money over the years backing Wisconsin in these very spots, Nebraska has been consistent enough at home and is so good defensively, that I have to give the Cornhuskers the edge in this near toss-up. 

Pick:
Nebraska -1

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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