The Nebraska Cornhuskers will look for their first-ever win at Mackey Arena when they take on the seventh-ranked Purdue Boilermakers in Big Ten Conference action on Friday. The Boilermakers (13-2, 2-2) have beaten the Cornhuskers (6-11, 0-6) in 17 of 23 all-time meetings. Tipoff from West Lafayette, Ind., is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. Purdue is favored by 20.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 155 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Boilermakers are powered by sophomore guard Jaden Ivey, who has scored in double figures in each of his last 12 games. In the win over Penn State, Ivey scored 12 points, while grabbing seven rebounds and two steals. After starting the season going 3 of 12 from 3-point range, he has been on fire, and has connected on 29 of 61 in the last 12 games. For the season, Ivey is hitting on 50 percent of his field goals, including 43.8 percent from 3-point range.
The model also knows three Cornhuskers are averaging double-figure scoring, led by freshman guard Bryce McGowens. In 17 games this season, he is averaging 15.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists, and is connecting on 83.3 percent of his foul shots. McGowens, who is third nationally among all true freshmen in scoring, has reached double figures in seven consecutive games dating back to Dec. 11. The three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds on Tuesday against Illinois in an 81-71 loss.
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