Is Purdue aware of how bad Nebraska is?
I think Purdue is aware of how bad Nebraska is, but they don’t have very many wins by at least 20 points recently. They beat Butler and Incarnate Word by 20 in back-to-back games just a few weeks ago, but it’s been since the beginning of the season where they really gave it to teams.
Should you bet on Purdue or Nebraska against the spread?
The good news for bettors thinking about going with Nebraska here, Purdue is just 7-8 against the spread. In two fewer games, Purdue managed to cover at the same rate as Purdue. It’s going to take a very well-played game from Nebraska to remain close, but I think they are capable of doing so if their defense shows up.
What is the best matchup between Purdue and Florida State Basketball?
The skinny: For the third time in the last five years, ESPN has decided that a Purdue-Florida State matchup is the best for both teams. Last year, the Boilermakers clobbered the Seminoles by 28 points at Mackey Arena. Purdue and Florida State will be meeting for the fourth time in the last five years, including a tournament in Florida in 2019.
Who is powering Purdue basketball?
Also powering Purdue is senior guard Sasha Stefanovic, who is hitting on 41. 9 percent of his 3-point attempts. Stefanovic has 178 career 3-pointers, which is 11th on the school’s 3-point list, and has had at least one 3-pointer in every game this year. His 89 made 3-pointers since the start of last year are the fourth-most in the Big Ten.
Nebraska vs. Purdue Prediction: Can the Boilermakers Cover the Big Number?
The Nebraska Cornhuskers’ six Big Ten games are tied for the most games played in league play, but they are also the only team without a conference victory. That is a big reason that they are +19.5 point underdogs on the road against the Purdue Boilermakers, which is the largest point spread between any two Big Ten opponents this season.
Nebraska vs. Purdue Prediction
Nebraska enters this game on a four-game losing streak, with all four games coming against conference opponents. In all, the Cornhuskers have lost nine of their last ten games, with the only win in that span coming against the ASUN’s Kennesaw State.
Nebraska vs. Purdue Pick
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Why Nebraska Could Cover This Spread
Let’s be real here, Nebraska would need a miracle to win this game. But, the spread is so high that they could very well cover this spread. Nebraska is 8-9 against the spread this season which is a bit better than their overall record. They also haven’t had a very tough schedule at all and lost games they probably could have won.
Why Purdue Could Cover This Spread
We all know Purdue is likely going to win this game. But are they capable of winning by more than 20? They have a losing record against the spread, so it’s not a guarantee. They have multiple guys who can score with ease so it’s going to be that kind of effort to cover this spread.
Final Nebraska-Purdue Prediction & Pick
Heck, why not. I’m going with Nebraska to cover this spread tonight. Purdue will certainly win this game, but I think the Cornhuskers are going to stay in the game longer than Purdue wants them to and not lose by 20 points.
Purdue vs Nebraska Betting Preview
SportsMemo college basketball capper JM Sports offers his Purdue vs Nebraska betting preview for Friday, January 14. At the time of posting, the Purdue Boilermakers have opened as a 20-point home favorite over the road Cornhuskers, with the total sitting at 156 points.
NCAAB Stat Sheet
Each day, WagerTalk handicapper Ralph Michaels puts together his College Basketball Stat Sheet, which offers a head-to-head comparison for how teams are performing in a number of key areas heading into a game. Check out Friday’s sheet, with notes on tonight’s Purdue vs Nebraska contest.
Nebraska at Purdue odds, spread and lines
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Against the spread
The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall while the Boilermakers are 0-4 ATS in their last four games.
Why Purdue Might Be Covering
Boilermakers Are Operated by Sophomore Guards Jaden Ivey, who has scored in double digits in each of his last 12 matches. In the win over Penn State, Ivey scored 12 points, while making seven rebounds and two steals. After starting the season going 3-of-12 from 3-point range, he’s been on fire in the last 12 games, adding 29-of-61.
Why Nebraska Might Cover
Three Cornhuskers led by freshman guard average double-figure scoring Bryce McGowens, In 17 games this season, he’s averaging 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists, and connecting with 83.3 percent of his foul shots.
How to make Nebraska vs Purdue Peaks
Sportsline’s model is leaning overall, with 149 combined points. It also says that one side of the spread gets hit more than 50 percent of the time. You can only get Purdue vs Nebraska picks of models on SportsLine,