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Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Nebraska CornhuskersIowa Hawkeyes
March 9, 2:21 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds

14-16TEAM RECORD19-11

The Iowa Hawkeyes will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

This season, the Hawkeyes are 19-11 overall and 17-9 ATS ATS, while the Cornhuskers are 14-16 and 15-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Iowa boasts a 9-16-1 on the OU, and Nebraska is 13-13.

View Nebraska vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cornhuskers were listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 230-rated Nebraska taking on the No. 30-rated Hawkeyes in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 71-59 win for the Hawkeyes on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Iowa's No. 98-ranked scoring average of 70.6 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense rated No. 86 and allowing 63.1 PPG. The Hawkeyes FG% has averaged 41.9% to date this season, more than the Cornhuskers shooters have managed so far (40.6% per game).

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 164-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Iowa, meanwhile, comes in at No. 110 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska was a 53-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Minnesota. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Brandon Ubel scored 15 points leading the Cornhuskers to a 53-51 victory over Minnesota at Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday.

Last time out for Iowa, they were a 63-55 winner as they battled Illinois at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. The Hawkeyes got 21 points from Roy Devyn Marble as Iowa ran past Illinois 63-55 on Tuesday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 4-6
After a win are 2-8

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Illinois are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

A few Cornhuskers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 5 games
Iowa is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa's last 10 games at home