Purdue vs Nebraska Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Friday, January 13, 2023

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The Purdue Boilermakers (15-1, 4-1 Big Ten) take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-8, 2-4 Big Ten) at 7:00 PM ET on Friday in Big Ten play.

Friday’s game between the Boilermakers and the Cornhuskers sees the Boilermakers as a gigantic, 15.5-point favorite. The matchup has an over/under of 133.5.

Purdue vs. Nebraska Odds

Point Spread for Purdue vs. Nebraska

The spread for this matchup is set at 15.5 points, with bookmakers listing Purdue as the favorite.

Purdue vs. Nebraska Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Purdue has -1480 odds to pick up the win, while Nebraska is listed at +818 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: West Lafayette, Indiana
  • Arena: Mackey Arena

Purdue vs. Nebraska Betting Trends

Purdue has six wins against the spread in 16 games this season. The Boilermakers have come away with 10 wins in the 11 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Purdue’s games this year have hit the over on six of 17 set point totals.

Nebraska has played 17 games, with six wins, against the spread. The Cornhuskers have won two of the 10 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (20%). Nebraska’s games this season have eclipsed the over/under 23.5% of the time (four out of 17 games with a set point total).

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Purdue vs. Nebraska Key Players to Watch


Zach Edey averages 21.9 points and 13.2 rebounds per contest — both team highs. He is also putting up 1.4 assists, shooting 63.1% from the field. Braden Smith averages a team-high 4 assists per contest. He is also averaging 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds, shooting 45% from the field and 43.8% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per contest. Fletcher Loyer is posting 12.4 points, 2.4 assists and 1.6 rebounds per contest. Caleb Furst puts up 7.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game, shooting 56.6% from the floor.


Juwan Gary is averaging a team-high 6.5 rebounds per contest. And he is delivering 9.5 points and 0.8 assists, making 43.5% of his shots from the field. Derrick Walker gives the Cornhuskers 13.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. The Cornhuskers receive 8.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game from Emmanuel Bandoumel.

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What you need to know about the Purdue Boilermakers

The Boilermakers are posting 75.9 points per game this year (93rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well on defense, giving up only 61.5 points per game (24th-best). Purdue is playing well when it comes to rebounding, as it ranks sixth-best in college basketball in boards (37.9 per game) and best in rebounds allowed (25.1 per contest).

The Boilermakers are averaging 77 points per game this season when playing at home, which is 4.2 more points than they’re averaging away from home (72.8). Purdue is draining 7.4 treys per game (185th-ranked in college basketball). It sports a 32.2% shooting percentage (268th-ranked) from downtown. With 6.6 three-pointers conceded per game, the Boilermakers are 114th in the nation. They are allowing a 29.4% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 30th in college basketball.

Over their past 10 games, the Boilermakers have two wins against the spread, and are 9-1 overall. In its past 10 contests, Purdue has gone over the total five times. Purdue’s offense has been less productive over its last 10 games, putting up 75.4 points a contest compared to the 75.9 it has averaged this year. Purdue has been a little suspect on the defensive end of the floor of late, allowing 62.7 points per game over its last 10 contests compared to the 61.5 it has surrendered this season.

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What you need to know about the Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Cornhuskers score 67.1 points per game and give up 66.8, ranking them 300th in the country on offense and 115th on defense. On the boards, Nebraska is 84th in the country in rebounds (34.5 per game). It is 247th in rebounds allowed (32.2 per game).

The Cornhuskers are putting up more points at home (72.1 per game) than away (63). Beyond the arc, Nebraska is 306th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (6.1). It is 19th-worst in 3-point percentage at 29.4%. Giving up 8.2 3-pointers per game and conceding 32.1% from downtown, the Cornhuskers are 290th and 123rd in the country, respectively, in those categories.

The Cornhuskers are 4-6 against the spread and 5-5 overall over their last 10 contests. In its past 10 contests, Nebraska has gone over the total three times. While Nebraska is averaging 67.1 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its previous 10 games, producing 66.2 points per contest. While the Cornhuskers are giving up 66.8 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse in their previous 10 games, allowing 68.1 points per contest.

Purdue vs. Nebraska Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Purdue, and we project that Nebraska will cover the spread (Purdue -15.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Purdue vs. Nebraska

You can bet on Purdue vs. Nebraska at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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