Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Vegas Lines & Expert Picks


Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska Cornhuskers
0-1 (0-0 V)
2:00 pm ET, Saturday, January 25, 2020
Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC), Piscataway, New Jersey
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Rutgers Scarlet Knights
0-0 (0-0 H)
TV: Big Ten Network
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights NCAAB Vegas Lines & Expert Picks

Nebraska vs Rutgers Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
01/25
11:00a
627
628
Nebraska
Rutgers
138½
14
142
13
141u-115
13-115
u78%
52%
142
13

Nebraska vs Rutgers Match Preview

No. 25 Rutgers looks to continue its home dominance when it faces Nebraska on Saturday in Big Ten play. The Scarlet Knights have won all 13 games in Piscataway this season, which is their best on-campus start in program history, and they hope to stay on track for their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1991 by sweeping the season series with the Cornhuskers following a 79-62 win on Jan. 3.

“It’s a long grind and every game is a war,” Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell told reporters. “You got to do a great job with your homework and getting prepared for games in a short time.” Nebraska’s growing pains under first-year coach Fred Hoiberg continued after an 82-68 setback at Wisconsin on Tuesday. The Cornhuskers have dropped four consecutive games by an average margin of 9.8 points, and hope to take a step in the right direction by ending a 12-game road losing streak that dates back to last season. “What I’m looking for is for our guys to go out there and compete at a high level,” Hoiberg told reporters. “The resiliency our guys showed to continue to go out there and battle … is a step in the right direction.”

The fans at Louis Brown Athletic Center will be treated to a game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights when they take their seats on Saturday.

Oddsmakers opened the Scarlet Knights as -14-point favorites versus the Cornhuskers, while the game's total opened at 139.

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 85-80 result against Hawkeyes on January 22. They covered in that game as a +5.5-point underdog.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 82-68 loser as they battled Badgers on the road. They covered in the match as a +15.5-point underdog.

Rutgers (#24) vs Nebraska

ABOUT NEBRASKA (7-12, 2-6 Big Ten): Dachon Burke Jr. scored a game-high 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting from the floor and pulled down a season-best eight rebounds in the loss to Wisconsin. Kevin Cross added 17 points and three steals in 20 minutes off the bench, while Cam Mack registered 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists against the Badgers to finish in double figures for the 12th consecutive game. Thorir Thorbjarnarson tallied 12 points and Haanif Cheatham, who is averaging 12.2 points this season, was limited to two points on 1-of-5 shooting from the floor.

ABOUT RUTGERS (14-5, 5-3): Sophomore Ron Harper Jr. poured in a career-high 29 points to go along with a team-best nine rebounds, but Rutgers stumbled down the stretch in Wednesday's loss to Iowa. Akwasi Yeboah matched his season high with 17 points and Myles Johnson added 10 points, four rebounds and four assists, but the Scarlet Knights were outscored 9-3 after holding a one-point lead with 2:25 remaining in the game. “It was a great college basketball game and we never gave up,” Pikiell told reporters. “We kept fighting and had our chances too, but we had a couple in-and-outs.”

 

2:00 PM ET W/L ATS H A N CONF AF AA O/U
Nebraska 7-12 10-9-0 5-5 0-6 2-1 2-6 72.3 75.2 11-8-0
Rutgers 14-5 12-4-2 13-0 1-4 0-1 5-3 71.5 60.1 8-10-0

 

Rutgers (#24) vs Nebraska Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Nebraska 7-12 10-9 72.32 75.21 -2.89 4-6 4-2 11-8 4-6 4-2
Rutgers 14-5 13-4-1 71.47 60.05 11.42 9-2-1 4-1 8-10 4-8 3-2

Last 5 Games

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 21, 2020 WISCN 68-82 L 16 131 W/O 43.33 66.67 6 A
Jan 18, 2020 INDY 74-82 L 6.5 143.5 L/O 39.68 68.18 9 H
Jan 14, 2020 OHIOS 68-80 L 17.5 140 W/O 42.42 60.00 9 A
Jan 11, 2020 NWEST 57-62 L 5.5 144.5 W/U 31.34 54.55 9 A
Jan 7, 2020 IOWA 76-70 W 8 156.5 W/U 49.06 53.85 10 H

Rutgers Scarlet Knights

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 22, 2020 IOWA 80-85 L 5.5 138 W/O 46.03 71.43 7 A
Jan 19, 2020 MINN 64-56 W -5.5 129.5 W/U 39.34 58.82 6 H
Jan 15, 2020 INDY 59-50 W -3.5 129.5 W/U 46.94 50.00 4 H
Jan 11, 2020 ILL 51-54 L 5.5 135 W/U 33.90 37.50 8 A
Jan 7, 2020 PENST 72-61 W 1.5 139.5 W/U 41.38 75.86 2 H

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Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Nebraska +13.0 (-110) +650 O 142.0 (-110)
Rutgers (#24) -13.0 (-110) -1100 U 142.0 (-110)
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First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Nebraska +7.5 (-110) +350 O 66.5 (-105)
Rutgers (#24) -7.5 (-110) -550 U 66.5 (-115)
DRAW - - -
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