Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers: 2/27/2021 Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line, Spread and Betting Trends

Written by on February 27, 2021

The Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-11) will look to break a four-game losing streak when they visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-18) at 7:00 PM ET on Saturday, February 27, 2021 as 2.5-point favorites. The Cornhuskers have lost 15 games in a row. The point total is 145.5 for the matchup.

Betting Information

Minnesota vs Nebraska Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Minnesota -2.5 -110 -110 145.5 -110 -110 -149 125

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Total Facts

  • In 45.8% of their opportunities this season (11 of 24 chances), the Golden Gophers and their opponents have combined to score more than this matchup’s over/under of 145.5 points.
  • Nebraska has played in 10 games this year (out of 22 total matchups — 45.5% of chances) where they combined with their opponents to score at least 145.5 points.
  • These two teams average a combined 143.2 points per game, 2.3 less points than the over/under of 145.5 set for this matchup.
  • The Golden Gophers and the Cornhuskers have seen their opponents average a combined 1.7 more points per game than the point total of 145.5 set for this game.
  • The Golden Gophers average point total in matchups this season is 147, 1.5 points higher than the over/under in this game.
  • Cornhuskers games this year have averaged an over/under of 143.4 points, 2.1 fewer than the point total in this matchup.

Scoring Betting Tips

  • The Golden Gophers score only 0.2 fewer points per game (73.7) than the Cornhuskers allow (73.9).
  • When Minnesota puts up more than 73.9 points, it is 11-0 overall and 8-0-1 against the spread.
  • Nebraska is 4-8 against the spread and 0-12 overall when allowing more than 73.7 points.
  • The Cornhuskers put up only 3.8 fewer points than the Golden Gophers give up (73.3).
  • In games it scores more than 73.3 points, Nebraska is 4-0 against the spread and 4-4 overall.
  • Minnesota has a 4-9 record overall and an ATS record of 3-9-1 in games when its opponents score more than 69.5 points.
  • The Golden Gophers have totaled only nine more points than their opponents this season (0.4 per game on average), while the Cornhuskers have been out-scored by 97 total points (4.4 per game average differential).


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Minnesota Betting Information

  • The Golden Gophers have struggled a bit against the spread this season, posting a 9-12-2 record.
  • The Golden Gophers have struggled to cover, going just 3-4-2 ATS when favored by at least 2.5 points.
  • Minnesota and its opponents have covered the over/under in just 11 of 23 games this season (47.8%).

Nebraska Betting Information

  • Nebraska has a losing record against the spread, going 9-12 ATS (covering just 42.9% of the time).
  • The Cornhuskers have gone 2-2 against the spread when they are at least a 2.5-point underdog.
  • Nebraska has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 38.1% of matchups this year (8 out of 21 chances).

Head to Head

Minnesota vs Nebraska (Last 4 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
2/8/2021 Minnesota -11 150 -714 +500 Regular Season 79-61 MINN
3/8/2020 Minnesota -16 145.5 -2359 +1038 Regular Season 107-75 MINN
2/13/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 62-61 NEB
12/5/2018 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 85-78 MINN

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Minnesota Leaders

  • The Golden Gophers leader in points and assists is Marcus Carr, who puts up 19.1 points per game to go with 5.1 assists.
  • Minnesota’s best rebounder is Liam Robbins, who averages 6.6 boards per game in addition to his 11.7 PPG average.
  • The Golden Gophers get the most three-point shooting production out of Carr, who knocks down 2.0 threes per game.
  • The Minnesota steals leader is Carr, who averages 1.2 takeaways per game, while its blocks leader is Robbins, who compiles 2.7 rejections per contest.

Nebraska Leaders

  • Dalano Banton paces the Cornhuskers in rebounds and assists with 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.
  • Teddy Allen’s stat line of 17.1 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game put him atop the Cornhuskers scoring leaderboard.
  • Allen’s 2.1 made threes per game lead the Cornhuskers.
  • The Cornhuskers’ leader in steals is Trey McGowens with 1.5 per game, and Banton is their leader in blocks with 1.0 per game.
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