The Wisconsin Badgers saw their seven-game win streak come to an end this past week. Thankfully, they have a get-right game up next when they pay a visit to the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are on a six-game losing streak themselves. Can the Badgers get back on the right track, or will the Cornhuskers derail the 11th-ranked program in the nation’s plans?
NitroBetting is ready to dish out some timely assists to our bettors all throughout the 2021-22 college basketball season. This time, let’s take a look at the intriguing matchup between the Wisconsin Badgers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Find out more about the teams and the key players, event information, the latest NCAAB odds, and of course, helpful betting trends and expert betting predictions.
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Game Information
- When: Thursday, January 27, 2022, 5:00 PM ET
- Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
- TV: BTN
- Radio: WMT 600 AM (Wisconsin) / 101.1 KVRO FM (Nebraska)
- Live Stream: BIG+
- NCAAB Betting Odds: Wisconsin (TBA) / Nebraska (TBA)
Why Bet on the Wisconsin Badgers?
All good things had to come to an end sometime, and for the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers, that time came during their 86-74 defeat to the No. 14 Michigan State Spartans last Friday. That loss snapped Wisconsin’s seven-game win streak but the team remains in the thick of the race for the top spot in the Big Ten standings.
Sophomore guard Johnny Davis, who ranks fifth in Division I basketball averaging 22.2 points per game, was in his element against MSU by going 8-for-20 with a team-high 25 points. But outside of Davis and fellow backcourt standout Brad Davison (22 points, six three-pointers made), Wisconsin did not have another scoring threat to back up its top two performers versus the Spartans.
What’s quite a concern as well is that the Badgers allowed Michigan State to shoot 52.7 percent from the field and 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. On the bright side, it’s only the second time this entire season that they’ve surrendered over 80 points to an opponent, with the other instance still netting the Badgers an 89-85 win over Illinois State.
Why Bet on the Nebraska Cornhuskers?
Simply put, the Nebraska Cornhuskers cannot keep up with the top-heavy action in the Big Ten. Nebraska lost its sixth consecutive contest and its 11th over the last 12 games when they were handed a home loss by the Indiana Hoosiers Monday, 78-71.
Similar to the Badgers, the Cornhuskers got a couple of solid performances from its key producers. Bryce McGowens led his team in scoring again with 20 points against the Hoosiers, and fellow guard Alonzo Verge Jr. wasn’t far behind with 19 points of his own. Nebraska’s tandem can give Wisconsin’s duo a run for their money, but McGowens and Verge will need to get things going from deep as they combined to shoot just 2-for-8 from the three-point line.
Although the Cornhuskers forced 14 Indiana turnovers, they still committed 13 of their own and failed to capitalize on those takeaways. Nebraska shot just 35.7 percent from three-point range (6-of-17), and it’s the team’s lack of added firepower from long distance that has capped its overall potential this season.
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Betting Trends
- The Badgers are 6-3 in the last nine road games (7-2 ATS).
- The Badgers have won six straight meetings against Nebraska (3-3 ATS).
- The totals went over in six of Wisconsin’s last seven road games.
- The Cornhuskers are just 1-5 in its last six home games but have a more respectable 4-2 record against the spread.
- The Cornhuskers have not won a game as underdogs in 14 consecutive games (7-7 ATS).
- The totals went over in seven of Nebraska’s last eight games played in Lincoln.
Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Expert Betting Prediction
It’s pretty obvious that the Badgers are heavy favorites to win this contest. However, it’s worth noting that the Cornhuskers have actually done surprisingly well against the spread. That being said, perhaps there’s better money to be had for stakes placed on the underdogs for this particular matchup.
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