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Hawkeyes Aim for First Home Victory Over Rival Nebraska in 35 Years

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will be aiming for their first outright home victory over Nebraska since 1981 when they renew their annual rivalry with the Cornhuskers in a college football Week 12 matchup at Kinnick Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • Nebraska is 5-2 SU in its last seven games against Iowa.
  • Iowa is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games at home.
  • The total has gone UNDER in six of Iowa's last eight games after a win.

The Hawkeyes are unbeaten in their past two, both straight up and against the spread, including last week's impressive 28-0 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini as 9-point road chalk. Iowa has held opponents to 17 or fewer points in three of four. The Hawkeyes have also been a solid bet on the road, covering in three of four this season, and are 16-4 ATS over their past 20.

The Cornhuskers travel to Iowa looking for a third straight SU and ATS win. But Nebraska has struggled on the road, losing outright in its past two, including a stunning 62-3 loss at Ohio State as 17.5-point underdogs three weeks ago. Cornhuskers games have typically been low-scoring affairs this season, with the point total finishing UNDER in eight of their past nine.

Iowa has taken two of three from the Cornhuskers, and covered in three of their past four clashes. But the Hawkeyes are winless in two at home since renewing their annual rivalry with Nebraska in 2011, and are 0-3 SU in their past three home dates with the Cornhuskers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

A 29-26 result in favor of the Cornhuskers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Iowa Hawkeyes sport a record of 7-4 and 5-6 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers sit at 9-2 and 7-3-1 ATS on the season. The over under totals records are 4-7 for the Hawkeyes and 2-9 for the Cornhuskers. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Iowa vs Nebraska injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 54-rated Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 46-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Iowa Hawkeyes No. 87-ranked offense (25.55 PPG) against a Nebraska Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 22 at 21.18 PPG. The Iowa Hawkeyes passing attack has averaged 162.91 yards per game, less than the Nebraska Cornhuskers give up through the air (215.55 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 171.5 yards per game when on the road. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 116 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Maryland didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Cornhuskers as Nebraska blasted them 28-7 in Week 12 action.

Last time we saw the Fighting Illini, they had no answer for LeShun Daniels as the Hawkeyes rolled to a 28-0 victory at Memorial Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Nebraska's last 9 games
  • Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Iowa is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Iowa is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Iowa's last 10 games
  • Iowa is 2-8-1 ATS in its last 11 games at home

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