Southern Utah Thunderbirds vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Free Prediction 11/09/19

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The Southern Utah Thunderbirds (1-0) will travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to clash with the Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1). The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

Southern Utah Thunderbirds at Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds

In their last outing, the Cornhuskers got blown out by the UC Riverside Highlanders, 66-47, while the Thunderbirds won big over the Bethesda Flames, 110-66.

Southern Utah played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.288 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 27.0. For those same stats, Bethesda put up marks of 0.159 and 15.9, respectively. Nebraska, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (14.8 vs. 23.4). Nebraska’s Cam Mack led the way, contributing 11 points and nine rebounds. Cameron Oluyitan played a pivotal role for Southern Utah with 15 points, seven rebounds and seven assists.

When considering effective field goal percentage, Nebraska should have a significant edge. Since the 2018-19 season, the Cornhuskers defense ranks 56th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.479), while the Southern Utah offense ranks 161st in effective field goal percentage (0.513). This contest should be a matchup of opposite paces. The up-and-down Thunderbirds rank 19th in possessions per game, while the more methodical Cornhuskers rank 293rd.

Southern Utah vs. Nebraska Odds Pick

Free Pick: SU Winner – Nebraska, ATS Winner – Southern Utah, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2018-Present):

  • Southern Utah averages 37.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 88th in the country. Nebraska ranks 275th in rebounds allowed per game (38.0).
  • The Cornhuskers average 22.3 three pointers per game, which ranks 164th in the country. The Thunderbirds rank 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.9).
  • The Cornhuskers rank 18th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Thunderbirds rank 170th (6.6).
  • Nebraska ranks 54th in blocks per game (4.2) while Southern Utah ranks 172nd in blocks allowed per game (3.6).