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Minnesota Upset Headlines NCAA Picks Today

The Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Minnesota Golden Gophers headlines college basketball action on Wednesday.

Sport betting lines have Nebraska at -3½, so there could be value with the Gophers, who have been dominant at home in 2023.

Minnesota Upset Headlines NCAA Picks Today
Minnesota Upset Headlines NCAA Picks Today

It’s an important Big Ten Conference game, with the winner closing the gap on Ohio State.

First Road Game for Cornhuskers

Bettors never know what to expect when a team faces its first road challenge.

The Cornhuskers are 7-1 overall after losing to Creighton 89-60, but we have no idea how well they will play away from the confines of their home gym.

We think they could struggle, but the sportsbook has them favored at -3½, which is an interesting line. They’re favoring the team with the better record, but they’re not necessarily the better team.


Most of their wins came against moderate opposition, including Cal State Fullerton and Duquense, so we’re not wowed by those performances.

They average less points per game than Minnesota, and although their defensive numbers are better. That still doesn’t have us sold.

Coming off a loss could knock their confidence, and having to go on the road for the first time won’t be easy.

Perfect at Home

The Golden Gophers are 6-0 at home, which can’t be overlooked, especially as a home underdog.

Betting online markets could take money for Minnesota on game night, and there is every reason to bet on it.

The Golden Gophers weren’t disgraced when losing to the Buckeyes 84-74 on the road, and that loss could have made this team stronger.

Dawson Garcia had a breakout game with 36 points, and if he’s anywhere near his best, he would put the Nebraska defense to the test.

Having two players go through an injury crisis (Parker Fox and Isaiah Ihren) has helped the bonding process.

I know everything about him. He knows everything about me. Sometimes it wasn’t even about the injuries or the emotions behind the injuries. Iit was just talking and just having a conversation and taking your mind off of this crazy mumbo jumbo world,” Fox said recently. “So I’m grateful for him.”

We feel there is more of a team dynamic with the Golden Gophers. It could result in a win at Williams Arena.

Nebraska vs Minnesota Game Information

  • Game: Nebraska (7-1) vs Minnesota (5-3)
  • Date/Time: Wednesday, Dec. 6, 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: Williams Arena, Minneapolis
  • Nebraska vs Minnesota Live Stream: TBS.com

 

Nebraska vs Minnesota Game Prediction

Predicted Score: Minnesota Golden Gophers 75, Nebraska Cornhuskers 73

Worth Betting the Moneyline?

We’re happy to take the spread line as opposed to the moneyline for the Golden Gophers.

We think they’ll win the game, but college basketball games are often close, so we’re not turning down the points when given to us.

Worth Betting ATS?

Our NCAAB expert picks have Minnesota +3½ as the best bet of the day.

The Golden Gophers have yet to fail covering a spread at home, and that’s the key statistic for this game.

We also love what Garcia and many of the other players are doing, so as good as the Cornhuskers have been, Minnesota is the best bet.

College Basketball Pick: Minnesota Golden Gophers +3½

Worth Betting on the Totals?

The line opened at 148 points before dropping to 147½, and it’s heading in the right direction.

We expect around 148 points, but it could be a higher scoring game than everyone expects. Nebraska and Minnsota average 78.9 and 79 points respectively, so they have enough ability to hit those totals and cash the over.

 

 

Questions of the Day

What are the key player matchups to watch in this game?


We’re excited to see the scoring battle between Dawson Garcia and Keisei Tominaga, who lead their teams in scoring average.

Will Minnesota’s Dawson Garcia score over 20 points?


We think Dawson Garcia is a fine player in the making, so we’re backing him to score over 20 points.

 

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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