The Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2) travel to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-6) on Friday, November 24th. This game will be played at Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE) in Lincoln and televised on CBS. Iowa is coming off a win in their previous game, while Nebraska is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wisconsin. Kickoff is set for 12:00 ET.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
The Iowa Hawkeyes Are Coming Off A Win
Iowa is coming off a low-scoring 15-13 win over Illinois. If they hope to pick up another win over Nebraska, they will need a better performance from their offense. In the win vs. Illinois, quarterback Deacon Hill finished with a QB rating of 92.17 while completing 19 of 29 passes for 167 yards. He also ended the game with one touchdown.
The over/under line going into this matchup was 32.5, resulting in a hit for the under. At kick-off, Iowa was favored by 3, resulting in an ATS loss despite a straight-up win.
With a 9-2 record, the Iowa Hawkeyes take on Nebraska. Their road record so far is (3-1) and at home (6-1).
Iowa has gone into nine games as the favorite this season and two games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 5-5-1. Iowa has an over/under record of 2-9 so far this season. On average their games have combined for 30.8 points with the average over/under line being 35.5 points.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
In their most recent game, Nebraska fell to Wisconsin by a score of 24-17. The team’s went into overtime in the game, as they were all tied at 17-17 in regulation. In the team’s most recent loss, quarterback Chubba Purdy was not only responsible for one touchdown through the air but also added one touchdown on the ground. In terms of passing, he accumulated 169 yards while achieving a completion rate of 65.2%.
Not only did Nebraska lose straight-up in this matchup, but they also lost vs. the spread as 6.5-point underdogs. Combining for 41 points, the teams exceeded the line of 37 points.
With a 5-6 record, the Nebraska Cornhuskers take on Iowa. Their road record so far is (1-3) and at home (4-2).
Nebraska has gone into four games as the favorite this season and five games as the underdog. Their ATS record is currently 4-6. So far this season, the average over/under line for Nebraska’s games has been 42 points. The Cornhuskers have an over/under record of 4-6 heading into this week’s game.
Iowa Offense Breakdown
Iowa enters the game on offense with an average of 18.5, ranking them 96th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 126th in the nation, with an average of 126.1 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 101st in rushing yards, with an average of 380 rushing attempts per game this season.
This season, Deacon Hill has been responsible for 882 passing yards, maintaining an average of 10.3 per completion. He has a completion rate of 49.7%, having thrown five touchdowns.
Nebraska Offense Breakdown
The Cornhuskers’ heads into the game, averaging 188.3 rushing yards per game and 4 yards per attempt. Overall, they’re 24th in rushing yards and 24th in passing yards at 131.1 yards per contest. Nebraska is averaging 18.7 points per game, which is 94th in the nation.
Quarterback Heinrich Haarberg leads the team with 967 passing yards while completing 49% of his passes. So far, he is averaging 6.2 yards per passing attempt.
Iowa Team Defense
The Hawkeyes’ defense has allowed 112.3 rushing yards per game this season, ranking 179th. Opponents are averaging 173 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks hold a passer rating of 66.5 against Iowa. They currently rank 107th in points allowed in the NCAA.
Nebraska Team Defense
The Cornhuskers defense will take the field with 32 sacks and are 1st QB hurries. When it comes to points allowed, they’re at 18.7 points per game (66th). Against the pass, the team is 87th in the NCAA, allowing 221.2 passing yards per game. Additionally, Nebraska’s run defense has 86.5 rushing yards per contest.
Iowa vs Nebraska Trends
- On the road, Iowa has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.
- Nebraska’s ATS record at home (last ten) is 4-5.
- In the ten most recent times they were the underdog, Nebraska has put together an ATS record of 5-5.
- The previous ten time that Iowa was favored, they are 5-4-1 against the spread.
Defensively, Iowa looked good in their most recent game vs. Illinois. For this week’s best bet, I like Iowa to cover with the line currently sitting at +1.5.
For this week’s game, I’m going with the over. All of Iowa’s previous matchups, which all had higher lines than 26.5. We anticipate this game will finish with 29 points.
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