Minnesota vs Nebraska: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 8, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 8, 2021 - Last Updated on February 12, 2021

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-9) will try to end 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.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 8, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Cornhuskers (+11.5)

The model favors the Golden Gophers by 10.5 points, just 1.0 less than the 11.5-point spread set by DraftKings.

Pick OU:
Over (146.5)

The model’s predicted total (146.9 points) and the DraftKings set total (146.5 points) are virtually the same for this contest.

Prediction: Minnesota 79, Nebraska 68

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Golden Gophers’ average implied point total this season is 0.2 fewer points than their implied total in Monday’s game (78.8 implied points on average compared to 79 implied points in this game).
  • So far this season, Minnesota has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (79) seven times.
  • The average implied point total on the season for the Cornhuskers (79.1) is 11.1 more points than the team’s implied total in this matchup (68).
  • Nebraska has scored more than 68 points eight times this season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Minnesota and Nebraska Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 11.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Golden Gophers 7-8-1 2-1-1 8-8
Cornhuskers 5-7 1-1 4-8

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Betting Tips – Shooting Stats

  • This season, the Golden Gophers have a 40.9% shooting percentage from the field, which is 1.5% lower than the 42.4% of shots the Cornhuskers’ opponents have hit.
  • Minnesota has a 7-2-1 record against the spread and an 11-0 straight-up record in games it shoots better than 42.4% from the field.
  • Nebraska’s record is 4-1 against the spread and 4-2 overall when its opponents make more than 40.9% of their shots from the field.
  • The Cornhuskers have shot at a 41.5% clip from the field this season, 1.3 percentage points below the 42.8% shooting opponents of the Golden Gophers have averaged.
  • Nebraska has a 3-2 record against the spread and a 3-3 record overall in games when it shoots over 42.8% from the field.
  • Minnesota is 6-1 against the spread and 7-0 overall in games its opponents shoot over 41.5% from the field.
  • The Golden Gophers are knocking down 30.1% of their three-point shots this season, 2.1% lower than the 32.2% the Cornhuskers allow opponents to shoot from deep.
  • Minnesota is 4-1-1 against the spread and 5-2 overall when it shoots better than 32.2% from distance.
  • Nebraska has put together a 3-2 straight-up record and gone 2-2 against the spread in games when its opponents shoot over 30.1% from beyond the arc.
  • The Cornhuskers shoot 31.5% from three-point distance this season. That’s just two percentage points lower than the Golden Gophers have allowed their opponents to shoot from deep (33.5%).
  • Nebraska is 2-4 ATS and 2-5 overall when hitting more than 33.5% of its three-point attempts.
  • Minnesota has a 6-1 straight-up record and a 5-2 ATS record this season when it makes more than 31.5% of its three-point shots.
  • Nebraska has gone 3-1 against the spread and 2-2 overall this season in games it has out-shot its opponents from the three-point line. When Minnesota hits fewer three-pointers than its opponents, it is 1-3 ATS and 4-1 straight up.

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