Wisconsin (16-4) at Nebraska (15-6)
Game Info: Thursday, February 1st, 2024 at 8:30 p.m. EST (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska -1.5 (-125) - Over/Under (144.5)
Pick: Nebraska -1.5 (-125)
Thursday night takes us to Lincoln where two of the top teams in the Big Ten conference will face off. This should be a pretty solid game between Wisconsin and Nebraska here on Thursday night as both of them jockey for position within the conference standings as they look to open up the last full month of the regular season on a positive note. With the conference tournament and the NCAA tournament right around the corner every victory from here on out is that much more important. The winner of this game will put themselves in a great position on the bubble heading into the final month and a half of the year.
Wisconsin is coming into this game with 16 victories through their first 20 games of the regular season and they will look for their 17th win of the year here on the road against Nebraska. They have put together a respectable résumé throughout the first few months of the regular season and they will look to further add to their résumé with another quality performance here on Thursday night on the road. They come into this game sitting at sixth in the top 25 rankings and they will look to further establish themselves as a top 10 team in the country with another solid performance here in this one.
They have been quite successful in conference play, as they are running the table in one of the toughest conferences in the country with eight victories in their first nine games of the year. They will look to make it nine out of 10 with another victory here against Nebraska in Lincoln and what should be a very hostile environment for this huge matchup. They have got the job done this season on both ends of the court as they are averaging over 70 points per game and only giving up around 66 points per game which is led to them having such a successful season throughout the first couple of months.
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Nebraska has put together a respectable season, but they have struggled throughout the early part of conference play. That is something they will look to get turned around with a quality performance here in this game at home. They will need to pick up a huge résumé boosting victory in this game on Thursday night if they want to further establish themselves as a legitimate contender in the Big Ten conference tournament. A win in this game could also establish them as a potential NCAA tournament team as well. They performed well in nonconference play, but they have struggled throughout conference play so far as five of their six losses have come against Big Ten opponents.
Nebraska comes into this game with 15 victories through their first 21 games of the regular season and they will look for their 16th victory of the season here on Thursday night at home against a nationally ranked Wisconsin team. This would be a massive résumé boost for Nebraska if they could get the job done here in this one at home where they have been so tough this season. They have been less than impressive on the defensive end of the court as they are giving up over 70 points per game and they have been unable to outscore all of their opponents despite averaging 77 points per game this season on the offensive end of the court. They come into this game looking to bounce back after a loss in their previous game as they look to get back into the win column with a massive victory here on Thursday night at home.
Betting trends to consider in this matchup:
- Nebraska is 13-1 at home
- Wisconsin is 3-3 on the road
- Nebraska is 12-1 as a favorite
I expect this to be a close and competitive game here on Thursday night in Lincoln, but in the end I do look for the Nebraska Cornhuskers to upset the Wisconsin Badgers. I look for this game to come down to the very end and I look for Nebraska to pull off the upset with a quality performance against the top ranked Wisconsin team here at home. As I look for Nebraska to use their solid, offensive scoring ability and outscore Wisconsin throughout this game on Thursday night in Lincoln.As always, get our VIP Pick Free Tonight by Clicking Here!