Purdue Boilermakers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers 2/20/2021 Betting Preview: Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Trends

Written by on February 21, 2021

Trevion Williams leads the Purdue Boilermakers (14-8) into a matchup against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-15) after scoring 28 points in a 75-65 win over Michigan State. The Cornhuskers are 7-point underdogs in the matchup on Saturday, February 20, 2021, which tips at 5:30 PM ET on BTN. The over/under is set at 136 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Purdue vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Purdue -7 -110 -110 136 -113 -109 -332 254

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Computer picks for Purdue vs Nebraska
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
Nebraska (+7) Over (136) Purdue 72 Nebraska 66

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Total Facts

  • The Boilermakers and their opponents have combined to put up more than 136 points in 59.1% of their games this year (13 of 22 opportunities).
  • Nebraska has played in 13 games this season (out of 19 total matchups — 68.4% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score more than 136 points.
  • The two teams average a combined four more points per game (140) than this game’s over/under of 136 points.
  • Opponents of these two teams have averaged a combined 139.2 points per game, 3.2 more than the over/under in this matchup.
  • The average total the Boilermakers have had set in games this year is 1.3 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • The average point total for the Cornhuskers this season is 5.9 points higher than this game’s over/under.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The 70.6 points the Boilermakers average per game are just two fewer points than the Cornhuskers surrender (72.6).
  • Purdue has a 10-1 record overall and a 7-0 record against the spread when putting up more than 72.6 points.
  • Nebraska is 3-6 against the spread and 0-9 overall when allowing more than 70.6 points.
  • The Cornhuskers put up just 2.8 more points per game (69.4) than the Boilermakers allow (66.6).
  • When it scores more than 66.6 points, Nebraska is 5-0 against the spread and 4-6 overall.
  • Purdue is 2-6-1 against the spread and 4-5 overall when it allows its opponents to score more than 69.4 points.
  • The Boilermakers have put up a total of 88 more points than their opponents this year (an average of four per game), while the Cornhuskers have been out-scored by opponents on average this year (by 61 total points, -3.2 per game).

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Purdue Betting Information

  • Against the spread, Purdue has been strong this season, posting an 11-8-2 record.
  • The Boilermakers have posted an even record of 2-2 against the spread when the spread is -7 or bigger.
  • Purdue has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to hit the total in 12 of 21 games for a 57.1% rate.

Nebraska Betting Information

  • The Cornhuskers have a losing record against the spread, going 8-10 ATS (covering only 44.4% of the time).
  • When they play as at least 7-point underdogs, the Cornhuskers have a record ATS of 2-1.
  • Nebraska and its opponents have hit the over in less than half of their matchups this season — 6 of 18 (33.3%).

Head to Head

Purdue vs Nebraska (Last 3 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/15/2019 Purdue -12.5 138 -1019 +641 Regular Season 70-56 NEB
2/23/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 75-72 PUR
2/9/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 81-62 PUR

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Purdue Leaders

  • The scoring and rebounding leader for the Boilermakers is Williams, who puts up 16.4 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
  • Purdue’s best passer is Eric Hunter Jr., who averages 3.1 assists per game to go with his 10.0 PPG scoring average.
  • The Boilermakers get the most three-point shooting production out of Sasha Stefanovic, who makes 2.2 threes per game.
  • The Purdue steals leader is Hunter, who averages 1.1 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Zach Edey, who compiles 1.1 rejections per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton paces the Cornhuskers in rebounds and assists with 6.5 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game.
  • Teddy Allen scores 17.1 points per game, putting him at the top of the Nebraska scoring leaderboard. He also grabs 5.0 rebounds and tacks on 1.5 assists per game.
  • Allen is the top shooter from the three-point line for the Cornhuskers, hitting 2.1 threes per game.
  • Nebraska’s leader in steals is Trey McGowens (1.5 per game), and its leader in blocks is Banton (1.1 per game).
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