Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, Picks and Game Preview - 01/17/2022

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 6:00 pm ET, Monday, January 17, 2022
Venue:  Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, NE
Where to Watch:  Big Ten Network

 

Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Point Spread:  Indiana -9, Nebraska +9; Over/Under:  144.5 points
Bet365:  Point Spread:  Indiana -9, Nebraska +9; Over/Under:  144.5 points
BetMGM:  Point Spread:  Indiana -8.5, Nebraska +8.5; Over/Under:  144.5 points
 

Season Record

Indiana Hoosiers:  12-4 (7th place, Big Ten)
Nebraska Cornhuskers:  6-12 (14th place, Big Ten)
 
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Indiana Hoosiers vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Preview and Analysis

 
Recent Form
Indiana Hoosiers:  3-2 last 5
Nebraska Cornhuskers:  0-5 last 5
 
 
 

Indiana Hoosiers Analysis

Indiana is coming into this game with a 12-4 record overall and they are 0-4 in their road games this season where they will be in this game. This will be their 7th conference matchup of the year and they are currently 3-3 in their conference games this season. They have won 2 of their last 3 games but are coming into this one off of a loss in their last game which snapped a 2 game winning streak that they were on. Their 2 wins in that span were against the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Minnesota Golden Gophers while their loss came against the Iowa Hawkeyes in their last game. Trayce Jackson-Davis led the team in points in that game with 18 while Race Thompson was next on the team with 13 points. Xavier Johnson led the team in assists in that game with 4 while Jackson-Davis led the team in rebounds with 11. They were 50.9% from the field, 31.8% from 3-point range, and 61.9% from the free throw line with their shooting in that game. Their offense is averaging 74.9 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 62.2 PPG against them. Indiana has an ATS record of 10-6 this season and their O/U record is 6-10.
 
 

Nebraska Cornhuskers Analysis

Nebraska is coming into this game with a 6-12 record overall and they are 6-6 in their home games this season where they will be in this game. This will be the 8th conference matchup on their schedule this year and they are currently 0-7 in their conference games this season. Their last win was against the Kennesaw State Owls but they have gone on a 5 game losing streak since then with losses coming against the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Michigan State Spartans, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, the Illinois Fighting Illini, and the Purdue Boilermakers in their last game. Keisei Tominaga led the team in points in that game with 11 while Alonzo Verge Jr. and CJ Wilcher off the bench were both next on the team with 10 points each. Kobe Webster led the team in assists in that game with 5 while Lat Mayen led the team in rebounds with 8. They were 45.6% from the field, 42.1% from 3-point range, and 38.5% from the free throw line with their shots in that game. Their offense is averaging 73.4 PPG and their defense is allowing their opponents to average 79.2 PPG against them. Nebraska has an ATS record of 8-10 this season and their O/U record is 11-6-1.
 

 

Indiana vs Nebraska Prediction

Nebraska is coming into this game as a 9 point underdog with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook. Nebraska has not been playing well this season but they have played in 7 conference games now and still have not won a single one. They are going to be at home here where they have been better than on the road and they are going to be hungry for their first conference win this season. Indiana has lost all 4 road games they have played in this season and they have lost their last 2 against conference opponents. Nebraska should come with some heart here and try hard to win or at least keep this game close at home. The best bet to place in this game is on Nebraska to cover the spread here.
 
Indiana Nebraska Prediction:  Our NCAAB Pick for Monday, January 17, 2022 (6:00 pm ET start time) is Indiana 79 Nebraska 75.
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NCAAB Betting Trends

 
Indiana Hoosiers: 10-5 ATS in all games. 17-10 ATS when the total is 140 to 149.5. 30-18 ATS as a favorite. 18-11 ATS when playing only their 2nd game in 8 days. 9-5 ATS after 2 or more consecutive overs. 6-0 ATS after allowing 80 points or more.
Nebraska Cornhuskers: 11-6 O/U in all games. 24-18 O/U when the total is 140 to 149.5. 7-3 O/U as an underdog. 7-4 O/U in all home games. 11-4 O/U in January games. 21-14 O/U after 3 consecutive conference games. 14-3 O/U when playing only their 3rd game in a week. 29-15 O/U after 2 straight games with 9 or less offensive rebounds.
 

Key Injuries

 
Indiana Hoosiers:  L. Duncomb (C) Ques Mon - Leg injury. K. Lander (G) Ques Mon - Leg injury.
Nebraska Cornhuskers:  T. Lakes (F) Out indefinitely - Shoulder injury. T. McGowens (G) Late Jan - Foot injury. W. Breidenbach (F) out for season - Knee injury.
 

Notable Quotes

 
“Well you could point the finger at that a little bit cause Trayce and Race played a 36 and 33 minute...but again, I got to make sure that our bench is in a good place to secure the minutes and do what they need to do to keep the game going, and we just didn't do that tonight. We were just awful all the way around in that regard.” - Mike Woodson on his team’s loss against Iowa.
 
 
“It’s a very intimidating place to play. We knew that obviously. In the beginning, when Derrick picks up two he’s as key as anyone on this team.” - Fred Hoiberg on his team’s loss against Purdue.
 
 

Starting Lineups

 
Indiana Hoosiers
T. Jackson-Davis 
Xavier Johnson 
Miller Kopp 
P. Stewart 
R. Thompson 
 
Nebraska Cornhuskers
L. Mayen 
B. McGowens 
K. Tominaga 
A. Verge 
D. Walker
 

Statistical Leaders

 
Indiana Hoosiers
PPG: T. Jackson-Davis (19.3)
APG: X. Johnson (4.2)
Reb/G: T. Jackson-Davis (8.9)
 
Nebraska Cornhuskers
PPG: B. McGowens (15.5)
APG: A. Verge Jr. (5.6)
Reb/G: D. Walker (6.2)
 
Coaches:
Indiana Hoosiers: Mike Woodson (1st season)
Nebraska Cornhuskers: Fred Hoiberg (3rd season)


Amedeus Mastrangelo

About the Author:

Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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