The Minnesota Golden Gophers are off to a 7-19 start to the 2022-23 NCAA Basketball season, 14th in the Big Ten Conference, and are on a horrible eleven-game losing streak. They are coming off a loss against the Illinois Fightin Illini (78-69) in their previous outing. Jamison Battle led the scoring charts for this team with 31 points but there was no other significant contribution, which caused them to lose by nine points. They will now take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers, who are on a 14-14 start to the season, 12th in the same conference, but on a three-game winning streak, defeating the Maryland Terrapins (70-66) in their last outing. Derrick Walker scored the maximum number of points (23) and Keisiei Tominaga, scored 20 points in the win.
The Cornhuskers will now host this game at the Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday (February 25) where they will look to secure their fourth consecutive win. On the other hand, the Golden Gophers will look to avoid their 12th consecutive loss.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers: Betting Odds
|Minnesota Golden Gophers||+325||+8.5 (-110)||O 134.5 (-110)|
|Nebraska Cornhuskers||-425||-8.5 (-110)||U 134.5 (-110)|
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers: Key Stats
The Golden Gophers are off to their worst start to the season as they are at the bottom of the Big Ten. Their conference record is horrible at 1-15 whereas their away record is also poor at 1-8. The team is terrible on the offensive front, averaging only 61.8 points per game, which ranks 350th in the country, along with 30.4 offensive rebounds, while conceding 70.5 points per game, which ranks 202nd in the country.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a little better compared to the Golden Gophers. Their conference record is 7-10 at the moment whereas their home record is a solid 10-3. The team is below the average mark in offense, scoring 66.9 points per game, which ranks 300th in the nation, along with 32.3 offensive rebounds, while conceding 69.1 points per game, which ranks 159th in the nation.
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers: Match Details
Fixture: Minnesota Golden Gophers @ Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date & Time: Saturday, February 25, 03:30 p.m ET
Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska
Minnesota Golden Gophers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers: Prediction
The Cornhuskers have a small 3-1 lead over the Golden Gophers in their last four meetings. They defeated the Golden Gophers 81-79 in overtime earlier this season and now have a chance at home to double it. The home team is 16-5 against the spread in their last 21 meetings. Comparing the current form and statistics of both teams, it is fair to say that the home team has an upper hand. Expect a close contest nevertheless.