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NCAAB Game Preview - Cornhuskers underdogs vs Hawkeyes at Iowa

Nebraska CornhuskersIowa Hawkeyes
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Odds


The Iowa Hawkeyes will hit the floor running against the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hawkeyes sport records of 11-9 and 9-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cornhuskers have 10-9 and 7-8 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-5-1 for the Hawkeyes and 7-7-1 for the Cornhuskers.

View Nebraska vs Iowa Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Cornhuskers are listed as 6.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 147 (Hawkeyes) and the No. 198 (Cornhuskers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 70-65 result in favor of the Hawkeyes has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cornhuskers rank No. 286 in NCAA Division 1 with 32 per game. That compares with Iowa’s No. 112 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Iowa is college basketball's No. 297-ranked team at 4.8 per game, while the Cornhuskers rate No. 204 with 5.9 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Nebraska owns the country's No. 32-rated mark, allowing 62.3 points per game on the highway. Iowa, on the other hand, rates No. 78 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 79-45 loser as they battled Ohio State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 11-point underdog. Nebraska was run off the court by the Buckeyes on Saturday as Ohio State routed them 79-45 at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

Iowa was a 75-68 loser in its last match on the road against Purdue. They covered the 10-point spread as underdogs. The Hawkeyes got 20 points from Zach McCabe, but it was Purdue that prevailed in a 75-68 final on Tuesday at Mackey Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Northwestern are 0-1
After playing Ohio State are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

Iowa Hawkeyes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Purdue are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Cornhuskers at Hawkeyes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-21 SU in its last 25 games on the road
Iowa is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska at Northwestern, Thursday, February 2
Iowa at Indiana, Sunday, January 29