The Purdue Boilermakers (6-3, 1-0 Big 10) will be at Pinnacle Bank Arena to square off with the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6, 0-1 Big 10) in a Big 10 matchup. Action gets underway at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers ATS Odds
In their last contest, the Cornhuskers lost to the Indiana Hoosiers, 96-90, while the Boilermakers beat the Northwestern Wildcats, 58-44.
Purdue played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.119 (matching their season average) and a turnover percentage of 8.7 (better than their season average of 15.7). Northwestern had marks of 0.057 and 18.0, respectively, for those same stats. Nebraska, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.8 (better than their season average of 15.0). Cam Mack had a solid performance for Nebraska, putting up 15 points and 10 assists. Meanwhile, Purdue received a boost from Matt Haarms, who finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
The Boilermakers dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent matchup, Purdue won 75-72. Purdue’s rebounding was their biggest advantage. The Boilermakers had 19 offensive rebounds and 48 total rebounds, while the Cornhuskers had nine and 30, respectively.
This game should be a battle of opposite tempos. Nebraska ranks 13th in possessions per game (68.7) while Purdue is 324th (65.6) since last season. Moreover, the Boilermakers rank 19th in offensive efficiency (114.4), while the Cornhuskers rank 258th in defensive efficiency (101.3).
Purdue at Nebraska Odds Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Purdue, ATS Winner – Purdue, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Purdue ranks 36th in rebounds allowed per game (31.6) while Nebraska ranks 263rd (40.0).
- The Boilermakers rank 70th in assists per game (14.5) while the Cornhuskers rank 164th in assists allowed per game (12.2).
- Purdue ranks 23rd in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Nebraska ranks 96th (5.1).
- The Boilermakers average 26.2 three pointers per game, which ranks 43rd in the nation. The Cornhuskers rank 240th in three pointers allowed per game (21.1).
- Purdue ranks 65th in blocks per game (4.0) while Nebraska ranks 168th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).