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1/29/2013 11:28:00 AM
Will it be a breakout game for the Minnesota Golden Gophers or can the Nebraska Cornhuskers hang on for a cover? Find out which team we are backing with our NCAA Basketball picks tonight.
The No. 23 Minnesota Golden Gophers have a 5-2 spread
record in their last seven matchups, but have dropped their octane to 46 PPG in
their last two affairs. Tubby Smith’s squad gets drop in class as part of
Tuesday’s college hoops action, with the Nebraska Cornhuskers visiting
Minneapolis as big dogs.
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Gophers, Hollins edged out at Wisky
Minnesota picked up a fourth straight loss in Saturday’s
45-44 defeat to the Wisconsin Badgers, while cashing as a 3 ½-point road dog.
The Golden Gophers allowed two late buckets from Wisconsin’s Traevon Jackson to
give the Badgers their final lead, while Minnesota was held to 34.8 percent
Golden Gophers guard Andre Hollins notched nearly half of
his squad’s scoring, finishing with 20 points and two steals. Minnesota’s
Trevor Mbakwe grabbed a team-high 10 boards, while the Golden Gophers were
The tight duel’s combined 89 points plunged below the
‘total’ of 125, making the UNDER 2-0 in the Golden Gophers last pair of games.
Minnesota drilled 5-of-11 buckets beyond the arc, while both sides united to
hit 11-of-20 free throws.
Cornhuskers, Ubel pull away at home
Nebraska moved to 5-2
ATS in its last seven games with Saturday’s 64-49 victory over the
Northwestern Wildcats. The Cornhuskers
allowed a stingy mark of 32.1 percent shooting from
Northwestern, while outrebounding the Wildcats, 39-31.
Cornhuskers forward Brandon Ubel notched 14 points and 12
boards, coming away with his first double-double in nine games. Northwestern’s
Dylan Talley led in scoring with 20 points, knocking down 8-of-15 shots from
The contest’s combined 113 points ducked beneath the
‘total’ of 116 ½, moving the UNDER to 5-3 in the Cornhuskers’ eight games of
Big Ten Conference play. Ubel added team-highs of three assists and two blocks,
while mate Benny Parker logged three of his side’s eight steals.
Back Nebraska as a road dog
NCAA basketball betting odds opened Minnesota as a 19-point home
favorite, with the number staying unchanged in mixed early action. The ‘total’
was first set at 123, followed by a drop to 122 ½ after initial wagers on the
I am adding Nebraska to my evening's NCAA Basketball betting selections, looking for the
Cornhuskers to stay within cashing range. Minnesota reeled off its share of
‘cupcake’ blowouts to start the year, but has begun to hit the wall in its
The Golden Gophers have gone 1-2 ATS in their last three
spots as a double-digit favorite, while allowing a sizable 54.9 percent
shooting in their most recent home date against the Michigan Wolverines.
Minnesota comes in fuming after dropping recent battles, but could also have
the wind out of its sails after failing to regain steam following its setbacks
to Michigan and Indiana.
Nebraska has held its own in road spots, cashing at 3-0
ATS in its last trio of duels away from home. The Cornhuskers pulled out a
68-64 victory against the Penn State Nittany Lions in the most recent battle of
the span, holding Penn State to 38.6 percent shooting en route to collecting as
a four-point dog.
Nebraska’s Brandon Ubel ranks fourth in the Big Ten for
boards (7 RPG) and could give Minnesota’s Trevor Mbakwe an intense rebounding
battle here. Look for the Cornhuskers to put up just enough buckets to cash as
large underdogs, adding to a 4-1 ATS mark in their last five spots against
squads with winning records.
NCAA Basketball Pick:
Nebraska Cornhuskers +19