Northwestern Wildcats vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 3/7/2021 Betting Preview, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds and Trends

Written by on March 7, 2021

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-19) visit the Northwestern Wildcats (8-14) after losing 10 road games in a row. The Wildcats are favored by 7 points in the contest, which begins at 1:30 PM ET on Sunday, March 7, 2021. The matchup has an over/under set at 140 points.

Betting Information

Northwestern vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Northwestern -7 -110 -110 140 -113 -110 -319 255

Computer Picks

Computer picks for Northwestern vs Nebraska
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nebraska (+7) Over (140) Northwestern 74 Nebraska 68

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Total Facts

  • The Wildcats and their opponents have combined for 140 points — this matchup’s over/under — in 14 of 22 opportunities (63.6%) this year.
  • Nebraska has played in 15 games this year (out of 25 total matchups — 60% of opportunities) where they and their opponents combined to score more than 140 points.
  • The Wildcats and the Cornhuskers combine to average 0.7 more points per game than the over/under of 140 set for this matchup.
  • The Wildcats and the Cornhuskers have seen their opponents average a combined 4.6 more points per game than the over/under of 140 set in this matchup.
  • The Wildcats average point total in outings this season is 141.5, 1.5 points higher than the total in this game.
  • The average point total for the Cornhuskers this year is 3.8 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Wildcats score 71 points per contest, just 3.1 fewer points than the 74.1 the Cornhuskers allow their opponents.
  • Northwestern is 4-2 overall and 3-0-1 against the spread when scoring more than 74.1 points.
  • Nebraska has a 5-9 record against the spread and a 1-13 record overall when giving up more than 71 points.
  • The Cornhuskers put up only 0.8 fewer points than the Wildcats allow (70.5).
  • Nebraska has put together a 6-6 overall record and an 8-0 ATS record in games it scores more than 70.5 points.
  • Northwestern has an ATS record of 4-6-1 and a 1-10 record overall when its opponents score more than 69.7 points.
  • The Wildcats have totaled only nine more points than their opponents this season (0.5 per game on average), while the Cornhuskers have been out-scored by 110 total points (4.4 per game average differential).

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Northwestern Betting Information

  • The Wildcats have struggled somewhat against the spread this season, posting a 9-10-1 record.
  • When favored by at least 7 points, the Wildcats have fared well against the spread, putting up a 1-0 record.
  • The Wildcats have typically run under the total this season, reaching the over/under in 8 of 20 games (40%).

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has a losing record against the spread, going 11-13 ATS (covering only 45.8% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 7-point underdogs, the Cornhuskers have a record ATS of 2-1.
  • Nebraska has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 41.7% of matchups this season (10 out of 24 contests).

Head to Head

Northwestern vs Nebraska (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
3/1/2020 Nebraska -1.5 147 -125 +102 Regular Season 81-76 NWU
1/11/2020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-57 NWU
2/16/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 59-50 NEB

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Northwestern Leaders

  • Chase Audige leads the Wildcats in scoring, tallying 12.5 points per game to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
  • Pete Nance leads the Wildcats in rebounding, averaging 6.6 per game, while Boo Buie leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 4.0 in each contest.
  • Buie provides the bulk of the Wildcats’ three-point shooting production. He knocks down 1.7 threes per game to lead the squad.
  • The Northwestern steals leader is Audige, who averages 1.5 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Nance, who compiles 0.8 rejections per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton puts up 6.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, placing him atop the Cornhuskers’ rebound and assists leaderboards.
  • Nebraska’s Teddy Allen puts up 16.4 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, making him the top scorer on the squad.
  • Allen is dependable from three-point range and leads the Cornhuskers with 2.0 made threes per game.
  • Nebraska’s leader in steals is Trey McGowens with 1.4 per game, and its leader in blocks is Banton with 1.0 per game.
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