Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats ATS Prediction 01/11/20

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The Northwestern Wildcats (5-9, 0-4 Big 10) welcome the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-8, 2-2 Big 10) to Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats will try to put an end to their five-game losing streak. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Wildcats lost to the Indiana Hoosiers, 66-62, while the Cornhuskers were victorious over the Iowa Hawkeyes, 76-70.

The Cornhuskers had a solid free throw rate of 0.264 (above their season average of 0.204) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.585 (above their season average of 0.488). Northwestern, on the other hand, held Indiana to an effective field goal percentage of 0.398 (below their season average of 0.516). Northwestern rallied around Miller Kopp, who had 12 points and five rebounds. Cam Mack, meanwhile had a good outing for Nebraska, contributing 15 points and 10 assists.

The Cornhuskers won the sole game between these two teams last year, 59-50. Nebraska’s 0.172 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Northwestern, who had a mark of 0.086. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

There’s a decent chance that Nebraska struggles to create turnovers. Northwestern ranks 36th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.7 percent), while Nebraska forces the 208th-most turnovers (19.4 percent). Opposite paces will be on display in this showdown. The up-tempo Cornhuskers rank 39th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Wildcats rank 292nd.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Northwestern Wildcats Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Northwestern, ATS Winner – Nebraska, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Nebraska averages 14.5 assists per game, which ranks 79th in the nation. Northwestern ranks 200th in assists allowed per game (14.9).
  • The Wildcats rank 159th in rebounds allowed per game (36.0) while the Cornhuskers rank 256th (47.1).
  • Nebraska averages 25.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 59th in the country. Northwestern ranks 151st in three pointers allowed per game (22.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Wildcats have been outscored by an average of 4.8 points in their last five games. On the season, Northwestern has defeated opponents by an average of 0.8 points.
  • During their last five games, the Cornhuskers have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (2.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (8.5 below their season average).