Nebraska vs Minnesota Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 8 Big Ten Tournament (Nebraska Puts Minnesota Away)

David Kaestle
Nebraska vs Minnesota betting preview for college basketball game on March 8, 2023.
Nebraska vs Minnesota betting preview for college basketball game on March 8, 2023. / Associated Press

Nebraska vs Minnesota Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Big Ten Tournament Game
  • Nebraska (16-15, 9-11 Big Ten) vs. Minnesota (8-21, 2-17 Big Ten)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
  • Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • Venue: United Center -- Chicago, Illinois
  • Coverage: BTN

The Minnesota Golden Gophers have struggled all season, and are losers of four of their last five games, while Nebraska comes into this matchup on the opposite end of the sprectrum, winners of four of thier last five.

Nebraska vs Minnesota Odds & Spread

Nebraska vs Minnesota Betting Trends

  • Nebraska has covered the spread 13 times in 31 games.
  • The Cornhuskers have an ATS record of 3-3 as 5.5-point favorites or greater.
  • Nebraska has seen 13 of its 31 games go over the point total.
  • Minnesota has covered the spread 14 times in 29 games.
  • The Golden Gophers are 11-8 as 5.5-point underdogs or more.
  • This year, 13 of Minnesota's 29 games have gone over the point total.
Nebraska Rank Nebraska AVG Minnesota AVG Minnesota Rank
284th 67.7 Points Scored 62.7 351st
162nd 69.6 Points Allowed 70.9 201st
149th 32.2 Rebounds 30.1 275th
299th 7 Off. Rebounds 7 299th
257th 6.7 3pt Made 6.1 310th
179th 13 Assists 14.4 82nd
240th 12.5 Turnovers 12.2 214th

Nebraska vs Minnesota Prediction & Pick

Yes, Nebraska is just an 11-seed, going against the Minnesota 14-seed, but the gap between these two teams is much greater than the seeding suggests. Minnesota is the worst team in the Big Ten by a wide margin. Nebraska still finished over .500, despite technically being the third-worst team in the conference. These two teams played in late February and Nebraska walked away with a convincing 11-point victory.

Prediction: Nebraska 80 | Minnesota 73

Nebraska vs Minnesota Best Bet

While Nebraska is the superior team, tournament time always brings out some fight in teams. Avoiding the spread or moneyline here, I'm still taking Nebraska to win, but I'm going with the winning margin of 1-10 points.

There is a better value and with an 11-point win at home against Minnesota in the last outing, now on a neutral site and a little more on the line, this one could be a bit closer, take the plus odds on this outcome.

Bet: Nebraska Win Margin 1-10 points (+172)

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