Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Indiana Hoosiers
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Indiana Hoosiers look to bounce back from Big Ten conference losses as they meet on Wednesday in Lincoln. The Hoosiers are -4.5 point favorites over the Cornhuskers with an over/under point total set at 131.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been struggling in their first year in the Big Ten as Doc Sadler’s team is tied for last place in the conference. The Huskers are just 1-5 in conference play, 7-4 at home this year, 0-3 against teams ranked in the top 25 and 0-6 against teams with an RPI better than 50. Bo Spencer is averaging 14.8 points, Toney McCray is averaging 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds, and Jorge Brian Diaz is averaging 9.8 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. As a team Nebraska is averaging 61.1 points and they are shooting 42.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.3 points and their opposition shoots 42 percent. Things don’t appear to be getting any easier for Nebraska as their schedule grows increasingly difficult.
The Indiana Hoosiers have lost two games in a row and while Tom Crean’s team is still one of the better teams in the nation, they just not be as far along in the rebuilding process as some may have thought. Indiana is 3-2 on the road but have dropped to 3-3 in the Big Ten and in sixth place in the conference standings. Cody Zeller is averaging 14.8 points and 6.8 rebounds, Christian Watford is averaging 12.9 points and 5.4 rebounds, Jordan Hulls is averaging 12.3 points, and Victor Oladipo is averaging 10.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. As a team Indiana is averaging 80.8 points and they are shooting 49.7 while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Indiana has shown they have the talent to compete with the very best teams but when they go on the road they have struggled.
Nebraska is 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games, 2-5 against the spread following a loss, and 1-6 against the spread after scoring less than 50 points their previous game. Indiana is 10-21 against the spread in their last 31 road games, and 1-7 against the spread following a loss, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four games.
The total in this one is set at 131 and while it’s a modest number I still have it staying under that total.