Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2/8/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on February 8, 2021

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-9) will attempt to stop a six-game losing streak when they visit the Minnesota Golden Gophers (11-7) at 8:00 PM ET on Monday, February 8, 2021 as 11.5-point underdogs. The Golden Gophers have lost three games in a row. The matchup has an over/under of 146.5 points.

Betting Information

Minnesota vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Minnesota -11.5 -111 -110 146.5 -109 -112 -835 541

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Minnesota vs Nebraska
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nebraska (+11.5) Over (146.5) Minnesota 79 Nebraska 68

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Total Facts

  • The Golden Gophers and their opponents have scored no less than 146.5 points — this matchup’s point total — in nine of 18 games (50%) this season.
  • Nebraska has combined with its opponents to score more than 146.5 points in six of 13 games (46.2%) this season.
  • These teams average a combined 149.3 points per game, 2.8 more points than the total of 146.5 set for this game.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 146.8 points per game, 0.3 more than the over/under for this matchup.
  • The average point total in Golden Gophers games this season is 2.4 more points than the total of 146.5 in this matchup.
  • The average over/under for Cornhuskers games this season is 0.7 more points than the point total of 146.5 in this outing.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 75.8 points the Golden Gophers record per game are only 2.1 more points than the Cornhuskers give up (73.7).
  • When Minnesota scores more than 73.7 points, it is 10-0 overall and 7-0-1 against the spread.
  • Nebraska is 0-5 overall and 1-4 against the spread when giving up more than 75.8 points.
  • The Cornhuskers’ 73.5 points per game are only 0.4 more points than the 73.1 the Golden Gophers allow to opponents.
  • When it scores more than 73.1 points, Nebraska is 3-0 against the spread and 4-3 overall.
  • Minnesota’s record is 3-5 overall and 3-5 against the spread when it allows more than 73.5 points to its opponents.
  • The Golden Gophers have totaled 50 more points than their opponents this season (2.7 per game on average), while the Cornhuskers have been out-scored by two total points (0.2 per game average differential).

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Minnesota Betting Information

  • Minnesota has covered about half the time against spread this season, covering eight times in 17 contests.
  • The Golden Gophers have posted a winning record of 2-1-1 against the spread when the spread is -11.5 or higher.
  • The Golden Gophers have failed to combine with their opponents to reach the over/under just 8 times in 17 games this season.

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 5-7 ATS.
  • When they are at least 11.5-point underdogs, the Cornhuskers have gone 1-1 against the spread.
  • In the majority of Cornhuskers games this season, the teams have not hit the over (4 out of 12 games, 33.3%).

Head to Head

Minnesota vs Nebraska (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/8/2020 Minnesota -16 145.5 -2359 +1038 Regular Season 107-75 MINN
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-61 NEB
12/5/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-78 MINN

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Minnesota Leaders

  • Marcus Carr leads the Golden Gophers in points and assists per game, scoring 19.9 points and distributing 5.3 assists.
  • Liam Robbins leads Minnesota in rebounding, pulling down 7.1 boards per game while also scoring 13.6 points a contest.
  • Carr provides the most three-point shooting production for the Golden Gophers. He makes 2.1 threes per game.
  • The Minnesota steals leader is Carr, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Robbins, who compiles 2.7 rejections per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton puts up 6.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, placing him at the top of the Cornhuskers’ rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • Teddy Allen puts up 17.2 points per game to sit atop the Cornhuskers scoring leaderboard.
  • Allen is consistent from three-point range and leads the Cornhuskers with 2.1 made threes per game.
  • Allen (1.8 steals per game) and Banton (1.0 block per game) lead the Cornhuskers in steals and blocks, respectively.
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