Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 2-5-22

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers 2/5/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Northwestern Wildcats will go against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten Conference clash in Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE, on Saturday, February 5, 2022, at 1:00 PM (EST). After squandering a 24-point advantage, Northwestern defeated Rutgers 79-78 in overtime on Tuesday evening.

 

For the Wildcats, who turned the ball over 19 times to allow the Scarlet Knights to get back into the match, Boo Buie had 18 points and 4 assists, while Chase Audige had 15 points. After a 3-8 start to the year, Chris Collins’ team is ranked No. 74 in the latest KenPom rankings heading into the weekend.

 

The Wildcats averaged 109.7 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks them 57th in the NCAA, but they averaged 1018 points per 100 possessions against Big Ten opponents, which ranks them 10th in the league.

 

While Northwestern is a strong defensive squad, it struggled to shoot 46.3 percent from inside the arc and 68.8 percent from the free-throw line in conference play. Both of those numbers place them in the Big Ten’s top 12.

 

The Wildcats yielded 98.6 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks them 91st in the NCAA. However, against conference opponents, that record rose to an unappealing 108.0 points per 100 possessions, ranking 12th in the Big 12.

 

  • The University of Northwestern Wildcats is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 matches.
  • Northwestern is 7-2 SU in their last 9 matches against Nebraska.
  • The total went OVER in 7 of Northwestern’s last 10 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

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Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Predictions 2/5/2022

 

With a heartbreaking defeat to Michigan on Tuesday night, Nebraska stayed winless in conference play. In the 85-79 defeat, Nebraska’s Bryce McGowens ended with 24 points and 6 rebounds, while Derrick Walker added 10 points.

 

Hoiberg owns a 20-61 overall record, including a 5-45 record in Big 10 play, since arriving at Nebraska in 2020. Hoiberg’s team entered the weekend at No. 169 in the latest KenPom rankings, after losing nine of its previous 15 games.

 

Nebraska has a season scoring average of 101.7 points per 100 possessions, which ranks 198th in the NCAA, but it dropped to only 93.4 points per 100 possessions against Big 10 opponents, the poorest number in the conference.

 

Nebraska’s defense allowed 101.8 points per 100 possessions this season, which ranks 160th in the NCAA. In league play, the Cornhuskers allowed 113.0 points per 100 possessions, which ranks 13th in the conference, and they are getting hammered from beyond the arc.

 

  • The University of Nebraska Cornhuskers is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 matches.
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Nebraska’s last 6 matches against Northwestern.
  • Nebraska is 0-14 SU in their last 14 matches in the Big Ten Conference.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers. The NCAAB pick for this game is the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska is coming off an 11-game conference losing run, and this might be their best chance of winning before a difficult stretch after the year.

 

Northwestern is returning from a dramatic overtime win over Rutgers and struggled against Big 10 opponents in the past. In this Saturday afternoon matchup, pick Nebraska to cover the spread at home. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will win to a predicted score of 75-70.

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 1:00 PM (EST)

 

Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena Lincoln, NE

 

Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022

 

TV: BTN

 

NCAAB Odds: Northwestern Wildcats -3.5

 

NCAAB Totals: 146

 

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