Nebraska Cornhuskers visit Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds
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.
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