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Nebraska Cornhuskers Host the Iowa Hawkeyes in NCAA College Basketball Action

College basketball betting interest will be high on Thursday when the Hawkeyes of Iowa hit the hard court against the Cornhuskers of Nebraska.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Iowa Hawkeyes opened as 3-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-6 so far on the season, and 7-5 ATS vs the number. The Iowa Hawkeyes, meanwhile, are 9-6 and 5-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Nebraska go 4-8 and the Iowa Hawkeyes go 5-6-1 on betting totals.

The Cornhuskers - Hawkeyes odds would favor the Hawkeyes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nebraska is rated No. 154 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Iowa is at No. 87.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Iowa is ranked No. 28 in NCAA basketball at 40.4 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska's No. 54 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 242-ranked team in the country at 5.57 per game, while Iowa rates No. 47 at 9.07 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hawkeyes got 25 points from Peter Jok as Iowa ran past Michigan 86-83 on Sunday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Tai Webster scored 18 points leading the Cornhuskers to a 67-65 victory over Maryland at Xfinity Center on Sunday.

Betting Trends
  • Iowa is 5-1-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Iowa is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Iowa's last 7 games
  • Iowa is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Nebraska is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Iowa

Next Betting Matchups

Iowa home to Rutgers, Sunday, January 8th
Nebraska at Northwestern, Sunday, January 8th