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Cornhuskers vs Hawkeyes Preview

Iowa HawkeyesNebraska Cornhuskers
7-4November 29, 2013, 12:00 | Memorial Stadium8-3

The Cornhuskers will try to win and cover the spread at Memorial Stadium on Friday when they get a visit from the Hawkeyes in Week 14 action.

The Hawkeyes will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 6-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Cornhuskers are 6-5 ATS. Iowa is 6-4-1 on the totals; Nebraska is 5-6.

View Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

The home team opened as -3-point favorites in this NCAA football battle at 5Dimes. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

The Cornhuskers sit at No. 46 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Hawkeyes are at No. 33 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cornhuskers will win this game 33-31.

Iowa was a 24-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as favorites, while the total score (45) made winners of UNDER bettors. Ameer Abdullah went over the 100-yard mark (147) in his team's latest effort as Nebraska defeated Penn State by a score of 23-20 on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 37-ranked offense, averaging 34 PPG, against a Hawkeyes defense that ranks No. 13 this week at 18.91 PPG. The Cornhuskers aerial game is averaging 199.55 yards per game, more than the Hawkeyes secondary allows through the air, 180.91 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Hawkeyes feature the league's No. 9-rated road run defense, allowing 103.75 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 21 in rushing offense at home.

A few Hawkeyes at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Iowa is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Iowa is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Iowa is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Iowa is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Nebraska is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 7 games
Nebraska is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home