Cornhuskers vs. Hoosiers Prediction
The 22nd-ranked Indiana Hoosiers are small home favorites today against a Nebraska Cornhuskers squad that has lost their last three road games. Is Indiana the right team to bet on tonight?
Monday, January 14, 2019
Assembly Hall at 6:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Hoosiers are a 3-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 144 points. As of Monday morning, 80 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Indiana. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cornhuskers set school record
Nebraska won a school-record 20th straight home game Thursday night win a 70-64 victory over Penn State. Isaiah Roby paced Nebraska (12-4, 2-3 Big Ten) with 22 points on 8-of-9 shooting including 2-of-3 from 3-point range plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. He also contributed 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and two steals. Glynn Watson Jr. tallied 19 points, four boards and three assists. James Palmer Jr. added 11 points plus five caroms, four dimes and two steals. The Cornhuskers outscored the Nittany Lions 37-33 in the second half to put it away. Nebraska shot 27-of-55 from the field, 9-of-23 from 3-point distance and 7-of-11 at the free throw line.
Hoosiers drop second straight
Indiana fell for the second straight time on the road Friday night with a 78-75 defeat at Maryland. The Hoosiers (12-4, 3-2) were outscored 51-40 in the second half to lead to the loss. Romeo Langford led Indiana with 28 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 3-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 9-of-9 at the free throw line. He also had three assists and two rebounds. Devonte Green tallied 15 points to go with three boards and two assists. Juwan Morgan added 14 points, eight rebounds and two steals. Indiana shot 26-of-53 from the field, 7-of-17 on 3-point tries and 16-of-16 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 28-8-1 ATS in their last 37 games overall. Nebraska is 4-0 ATS in its last four Monday games.
The Hoosiers are 5-1 ATS in their last six Monday games. Indiana is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 home games.
Although the Hoosiers are the ranked team here, the numbers suggest Nebraska might be the better squad as it possesses an offense ranked ninth nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency. Nebraska's shortcomings are on defense, but it isn't bad on that side of the ball. While the Cornhuskers have struggled lately on the road, they are meeting Indiana at the right time as the hosts aren't playing its best basketball. I'm taking a shot on Nebraska here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS +3