The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Purdue Boilermakers will meet at the Mackey Arena Friday night. Many basketball fans look forward to the Purdue vs. Nebraska college basketball match. Thus, we provide betting picks for the game.
After suffering a 78-50 defeat at the hands of Illinois in their most recent game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers will look to rediscover some consistency in their play. After 12 games, Derrick Walker is averaging 14.2 PPG and 7.8 RPG.
The best sportsbook pay per head sees Sam Griesel leading the Cornhuskers in assists with 4.2 per game and is the team’s leading scorer with 11.1 points per game to go along with 5.4 rebounds per game. In addition to his 9.5 PPG, Juwan Gary has 6.7 RPG thus far this year. This season, Nebraska has a team scoring average of 67.1 points per game on 44 percent field goal shooting, 29.4 percent three-point shooting, and 64.1 percent free throw shooting.
Purdue vs Nebraska Betting Pick Details
Following a 76–63 victory against Penn State in their most recent game, the Purdue Boilermakers will want to extend their winning streak. Currently, Fletcher Loyer is the only other Purdue player averaging double figures in scoring (12.4 PPG and 2.4 APG). However, according to bookie pay per head sources, team leader Zach Edey averages 21.9 PPG and 13.2 RPG.
Regarding assists, Braden Smith leads Purdue with four assists per game. According to Gambling Interaction sources, Purdue is scoring 75.9 points per game on 46% field goal percentage, 32% three-point percentage, and 75.3% free throw percentage this season.
- Date & Time: January 13, 2023, 7:00 PM EDT
- Location: Mackey Arena
- TV Channel: ESPNU
Our Predictions for this Matchup
Pick: Over 130
It simply seems like the under is a little on the total here. While we acknowledge that the game would need overtime to reach 127 points in the first meeting, we anticipate a higher output from Purdue at home, where they’ve played better all season from a points-per-game perspective. We believe that Nebraska only needs to get into the low to mid-60s, which should be doable given that they’re averaging almost 62 PPG on the road this season. So, although I am not eager to wager on this game, I will side with the over.