Joe D'Amico's NCAAB Big Ten Game of the Year
Nebraska vs. Purdue,
03/08/2012 19:55 EDT,
Score: 61 - 79
Point Spread: -9½/-110 Purdue
Today's winner is Purdue over Nebraska, This is my Big 10 Game of the Year.
Let's state the obvious. Purdue is playing this game only minutes away from their West Lafayette campus. So this is really a home game for the Boilermakers. Purdue is playing great basketball, averaging 72.0 PPG. They also lead Division I, averaging only 8.7 TOs a game. Hummel, Byrd, and Smith each rank in the Big Ten's top 10 in 3-point FGs per game. Robbie Hummel is a machine. The Forward is posting 16.8 PPG and 7.0 RPG. He will score at will over Nebraska because the 'Huskers have no inside presence whatsoever. Nebraska has dropped 4 in a row and 8 of their L9 SU and ATS. In their current four game skid, the Cornhuskers are allowing opponents to shoot 44% beyond the arc and losing by an average of 19.2 PPG. The Boilermakers are 10-3 ATS their L13 games following an ATS loss, 6-2 ATS their L8 games played vs. the Big Ten, and 6-2 ATS their L8 games played overall. The Cornhuskers are 1-6 ATS their L7 games following an ATS loss, 0-4 ATS their L4 games played vs. the Big Ten, and 1-6 ATS their L7 games played as a 'dog. Take Purdue. Thank you.