Wisconsin Badgers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Point Spread Pick
- Updated: March 9, 2014
Time: 7:30 PM EST Sunday March 9, 2014, BTN
Location: Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, Nebraska
The Nebraska Cornhuskers host the 9th ranked Wisconsin Badgers in a Big 10 match up.
In their last games: Wisconsin beat Purdue 76-70 and Nebraska beat Indiana 70-60.
In their win over Purdue Wisconsin jumped out to an 11-point halftime lead and one key to the victory is that they got to the free throw line 31 times while the Boilermakers only took 14 free throws.
In their win over Indiana Nebraska shot the ball well, but the main reason they came out with a W is that they held the Hoosiers to a FG% of 36.7%.
This is the first match up this season between these 2 teams and last season at Wisconsin the Badgers beat the Huskers 77-46.
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Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
Nebraska has played themselves back on the Big Dance bubble, as they have won 7 of their last 8 games.
Nebraska is 2-3 facing ranked teams this season.
Wisconsin is riding an 8-game winning streak.
The Huskers have a solid defense and they have held each of their last 8 opponents under 40% from the field.
Wisconsin has won all 4 matches ups with Nebraska since they joined the Big 10 winning by an average of 16.5 ppg.
Point Spread: – Wisconsin -3
Total Line: 131
Money Line: Badgers -145 / Cornhuskers +125
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
Wisconsin Badgers: 25-5 SU 16-14 ATS
Nebraska Cornhuskers: 18-11 SU 18-10 ATS
Key Betting Trends
• WISC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games.
• WISC is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
• WISC has an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
• NEB is 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 home games.
• NEB is 12-3 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
• NEB has an Over record of 12-2 in their last 14 games.
Sagarin Power Rankings
Wisconsin Badgers: 89.77
Nebraska Cornhuskers: 81.48
Key Player Injuries
[G] 01/28/2014 – Deverell Biggs dismissed from team ( Dismissed )
[F] 11/07/2013 – Jordan Tyrance has left team ( Personal )
[G] 12/07/2013 – George Marshall has left team ( Concussion )
Point Spread Pick:
Nebraska 7-1 at home versus the Big Ten with the only loss coming versus Michigan 71-70. The Cornhuskers have everything to play for and will be the more motivated squad here.
Take the Nebraska Cornhuskers +3