The Indiana Hoosiers (9-1, 0-1 Big 10) look to extend their nine-game home winning streak in a matchup against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-5) at Assembly Hall. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, December 13, 2019.
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Indiana Hoosiers ATS Prediction
The Cornhuskers are hoping for a better outcome after their 95-76 loss to the Creighton Bluejays in their last game. Creighton’s 0.629 effective field goal percentage was their biggest advantage over Nebraska, who had a rate of 0.485. The Bluejays’ mark was above their season average of 0.539. Haanif Cheatham led Nebraska in scoring with 14 points on 5-for-12 shooting.
The last time the Hoosiers played, they edged the UConn Huskies, 57-54. Indiana’s 0.228 free throw rate was their largest advantage over UConn, who had a rate of 0.118. The Hoosiers’ mark was below their season average of 0.376, while the Huskies’ was below their season average of 0.260. With eight points and seven rebounds, Trayce Jackson-Davis put together a good performance for Indiana.
The Cornhuskers won the sole contest against the Hoosiers last season, 66-51. The Cornhuskers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (33.3 vs. 23.7) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.517 vs. 0.385).
Indiana could own the offensive glass in this showdown. The Hoosiers rank 26th in offensive rebounding percentage (29.6 percent), while Nebraska ranks 340th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.6 percent) dating back to last season. Also, the Cornhuskers’ 288th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 105.4) will square off against the Hoosiers’ 60th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 97.5).
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Indiana Hoosiers Free Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Indiana, O/U – Over
Indiana ranks 10th in rebounds allowed per game (33.9) while Nebraska ranks 265th (39.7).
The Cornhuskers rank 97th in three pointers attempted per game (22.5) while the Hoosiers rank 273rd (18.6).
Indiana averages 4.5 blocks per game, which ranks 31st in the nation. Nebraska ranks 164th in blocks allowed per game (3.8).
The Hoosiers rank 35th in assists allowed per game (12.8) while the Cornhuskers rank 161st (12.1).
Nebraska averages 6.9 steals per game, which ranks 155th in the NCAA. Indiana ranks 169th in steals allowed per game (6.2).