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Bet Cornhuskers To Extend Home Streak Versus Knights

The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to solidify their college basketball odds to make the NCAA Tournament when they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Sunday night in a Big Ten clash.

Nebraska had won four straight contests before suffering a 78-69 defeat at Ohio State on Thursday. The Cornhuskers have won at least 20 games for the second time since 2007-08 and are 17-1 at home – 9-0 in Big Ten play.

Bet Cornhuskers To Extend Home Streak Versus Knights
Bet Cornhuskers To Extend Home Streak Versus Knights

Brice Willams led the way with 22 points for Nebraska in the first matchup at Piscataway, N.J., but the Scarlet Knights came away with an 87-82 overtime triumph. Rutgers put all five players in double figures on Jan. 17 as part of a 10-10 start to the season.

The Scarlet Knights had won four straight to get to 14-10, but lost three in a row before routing Michigan 82-52 at home on Thursday. Center Clifford Omoruyi had 19 points and 15 rebounds in the victory.

Rutgers vs Nebraska Game Information

  1. Game: Rutgers (15-13, 7-10 Big Ten) vs Nebraska (20-9, 10-8)
  2. Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Neb.
  3. Day/Time: Sunday, March 3, 6:30 p.m. ET
  4. Rutgers vs Nebraska Live Stream: TBS.com

Nebraska is a 8 1/2-point favorite in the NCAAB lines as it goes after a 21st victory on Sunday when Rutgers visits for a Big Ten battle. The Scarlet Knights have won five of the last seven meetings and had 25 offensive rebounds in the first meeting this season compared to 11 for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska has won 11 in a row at Pinnacle Bank Arena and Rutgers is just 3-7 on the road – 2-6 in Big Ten play.

Rutgers vs Nebraska Spreads and Odds

  1. Under bettors are 19-9-0 at the sportsbook in Rutgers games this season, but 2-3 in the past five.
  2. Nebraska has covered the spread in 15 of its last 20 home contests.
  3. Scarlet Knights guard Derek Simpson is 2-for-16 from the field the last three games after scoring 19 versus Minnesota.
  4. The over is 19-10 in Cornhuskers games this season, but under bettors have cashed in three of the past five.
  5. Rutgers has covered the first half spread in just 12 of its past 33 games if you bet online.
  6. Nebraska’s leading scorer Keisei Tominaga (13.9) has managed just 15 total in the last two games, missing nine of his 11 tries from 3-point range.
  7. The Scarlet Knights have scored at least 80 points just four times this season, including last time out and against the Cornhuskers.
  8. Nebraska is 6-2 ATS in its past eight games after a 12-9 start to the season and 4-2 in the last six meetings with Rutgers..

Rutgers vs Nebraska Over/Under Pick: Over 140 (-110)

The first meeting opened up and had five extra minutes of action. Both teams can play decent defense, but they should top this low number.

Rutgers vs Nebraska Pick ATS: Rutgers +8 1/2 (-110)

Nebraska has been very good at home and the Scarlet Knights may be without an important player in Mawot Mag (undisclosed injury), but we think the spread is a little too high.

Rutgers vs Nebraska Moneyline Pick: Nebraska (-400)

The Cornhuskers are the more consistent team and have lost just once at home – to state-rival Creighton.Tominaga is due to snap out of his mini-shooting slump and Nebraska should find a way.

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Rutgers vs Nebraska Prediction

Nebraska 74, Rutgers 68: Omoruyi and leading scorer Jeremiah Williams (12.9) should keep the Scarlet Knights in it, but the home fans have pushed the Cornhuskers to success all season. Look for Williams and Juwan Gary to support top scorers Rienk Mast and Tominaga.



Questions of the Day

Which team is most likely to make the most 3-pointers?

Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have drained 274 and Rutgers just 155.

Will Omoruyi post his second straight double-double?

Yes. Omoruyi had 14 points and 15 boards versus Nebraska in the first meeting, one of his nine double-doubles.

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