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Nebraska vs. Northwestern NCAAB Odds and Preview – March 9th, 2022

By Carlos Chacon

The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to extend its 2021-22 season as they challenge the Northwestern Wildcats in the Big Ten Tournament. The Cornhuskers are at the end of three-straight wins, while the Wildcats won two of its last four games. Wednesday night is primed for exciting clashes, and we expect no less from both teams.

Before all else, NitroBetting takes a peek at important game details that help you lock in on the best picks. Below, you can find event information, team and player stats, and the latest College Basketball odds. We also have timely betting trends and predictions at your disposal.

Nebraska vs. Northwestern Game Information

  • When: Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • TV: BTN
  • Radio: 99.3 KLIN (Nebraska) / WNUR Sports 89.3 FM (Northwestern)
  • Live Stream: Big Ten Plus
  • NCAAB Betting Odds: Nebraska (+5) / Northwestern (-5)

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Why Bet on the Nebraska Cornhuskers?

Nebraska enters the Big Ten Tournament with heads up high. They matched Big Ten co-champ Illinois for the division’s longest winning streak before the postseason. Only seven power conference teams enter this week with win streaks longer than Nebraska’s current record.

The Cornhuskers have competent offense stats. They average 73.4 points per game on 44.4% shooting. The team does plenty of damage from the short and mid-range, keeping two-point shooting numbers to 51.8%. Although Nebraska has trouble hitting shots from deep, the squad does well from the line with a 72.7% free-throw shooting percentage.

Defense is where Nebraska falls behind. The team allows almost 79 points per game and allows a 44.6% opponent shooting percentage. These are by no means a match to what Northwestern documents, which means the Cornhuskers need to go hard on offense to keep their winning chances alive.

Key player Bryce McGowens remains questionable in Wednesday’s game after picking up a hand injury in his most recent appearance. The guard currently leads the team in points per game. If he fails to get the green light, Alonzo Verge Jr. needs to step up and take over the bulk of scoring duties.

Why Bet on the Northwestern Wildcats?

Northwestern overcame Minnesota last Sunday with a 75-62 victory. The team is slightly ahead of Nebraska in terms of overall results. The Cornhuskers finished the regular season with a 14-15 record. The team also won five of its last ten games, which should give the side enough momentum leading up to the contest.

Overall, the Wildcats average 72.3 points per game on 42.3% shooting. They hit 47.2% of their shots from the two-point range while keeping three-point numbers promising at 34.4%. The Wildcats are marginally better from the line as well. Northwestern hits 72.4% of its free-throw attempts. Furthermore, the team exhibits better ball movement at 15.5 assists per game.

Defense is where the Wildcats get things cooking. The side records 69.2 opponent points per game but keeps teams to 42.4% shooting. Northwestern secures the short and mid-range pretty well, keeping the opponent’s two-point shooting to 47.0%. Ultimately, the side managed to keep its competitors to 49.8% from the field in 29 games played.

The Wildcats comes into the Big Ten Tournament with a significantly healthy lineup. Head coach Chris Collins gets the full potential of his roster on Wednesday night.

Nebraska vs. Northwestern Betting Trends

  • Nebraska is 4-6 in its last ten games (6-4 ATS).
  • Nebraska is 4-4 in its last eight home games against Northwestern (3-4 ATS).
  • The totals have gone over in three of Nebraska’s last five games.
  • Northwestern is 5-5 in its last ten games (5-5 ATS).
  • Northwestern is 3-0 in its last three games against Nebraska (2-1 ATS).
  • The totals have gone under in three of Northwestern’s last five games.

Nebraska vs. Northwestern Expert Betting Predictions

The game’s winner books a clash with No. 5 seed Iowa, which is a tall order for both teams. Nebraska comes in as the underdogs. However, there’s plenty of potential coming from the team and its current winning streak. This puts pressure on Northwestern as Nebraska threatens to cover the spread and even surprise everyone with a win. Meanwhile, Northwestern looks like the more consistent team of the two. If the team goes full throttle and fire on all cylinders in the tournament, Northwestern can clean up and extend its postseason run.

This is just one of the many sports betting guides that you can read here at NitroBetting news. Stay tuned for more NCAAB game previews and articles and don’t forget to check out the latest Basketball betting odds on the sportsbook.

*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.