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College Basketball Matchup - Iowa Hawkeyes Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds Preview

Nebraska CornhuskersIowa Hawkeyes
8-4December 31, 2013, 07:00 | Carver-Hawkeye Arena11-2

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Carver-Hawkeye Arena Tuesday as host Iowa looks to handle the Nebraska Cornhuskers in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Cornhuskers have watched them go 8-4 and 5-6 ATS on the year, while the Hawkeyes are at 11-2 and 7-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Hawkeyes are 7-4, while the Cornhuskers have a 6-4-1 mark.

View Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cornhuskers were listed as 15-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hawkeyes rated this week at No. 8 and the Cornhuskers sitting at No. 77.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 74-59 loser on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 11-point spread as underdogs. The Cornhuskers endured a 74-59 loss at the hands of the Bearcats on Saturday, despite a 22-point effort from Terran Petteway at Fifth Third Arena.

Iowa was an 86-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Iowa cruised to victory on Sunday, running Arkansas-Pine Bluff out of the gym and running up an 86-61 score at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cornhuskers is ranked No. 209 in NCAA hoops at 33.75 per game. Contrast that with Iowa’s No. 3 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Iowa is the No. 115-ranked team in the country at 6.38 per game, while Nebraska rates No. 142 at 5.92 per game.

A few Cornhuskers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
Nebraska is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
Iowa is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska at Ohio State, Saturday, January 4th
Iowa at Wisconsin, Sunday, January 5th