Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes NCAAB Betting prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction 1/12/2024

The Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-3) travel to face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes (9-6) on Friday, January 12th. This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City and televised on BTN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 9:30 ET.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Nebraska heads into this matchup as the underdog, with a record of 3-2 as the underdog this season. They have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games on the road and are 2-2 on the road this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is +2.5 points per game.

So far this season, Nebraska has gone 13-3 overall and 3-2 in Big Ten play. They are coming off an 88-72 win over Purdue and have gone 3-2 in their last five road games.

As the underdog, Nebraska has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 3-2. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cornhuskers have an ATS mark of 7-3. On the road, Nebraska is 2-2 ATS this year and has gone 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road contests.

So far this season, the over/under record for Nebraska games is 10-6. The average scoring total in their games this year is 146 points, which is just below the average OU line of 146.5. Today’s OU line of 166 is higher than any of their games this year, but their last three games have an average scoring total of 158 points.

The Iowa Hawkeyes Are Coming Off A Win

After winning their last game against Rutgers by a score of 86-77, Iowa comes into this game with a record of 9-6. So far this season, they have gone 9-2 at home and 0-4 on the road. At home, the Hawkeyes have an average scoring margin of +18.1.

So far this season, Iowa has been favored in 10 games and has gone 9-1 in those games. In their last 10 games at home, they have gone 8-2.

As the favorite this season, Iowa has gone 5-5 against the spread. Their overall ATS record is 6-9. At home, the Hawkeyes are 5-6 vs. the spread this year and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 5-5. In their last three home games, Iowa is 2-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Iowa games is 11-4. Today’s line of 166 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (160.8). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 165 points.

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

In their latest game, Nebraska offense put up 88 points against Purdue. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 50.9% and made 14 threes. Offensively, the Cornhuskers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 193rd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 133rd in terms of percentage and 32nd in three-pointers made.

Brice Williams (G) 13.2 5.6 2.8
Keisei Tominaga (G) 14.6 1.9 1.3
Rienk Mast (F) 13.3 8.7 2.9

Iowa Offense Breakdown

Iowa’s offense had a good outing, putting up 86 points against Rutgers. They achieved a 46% field goal percentage and went 21/24 from the free-throw line. Payton Sandfort led the scoring for the Hawkeyes, contributing 24 points. Additionally, Ben Krikke chipped in with 19 points.

Ben Krikke (F) 16.7 5.6 1.7
Payton Sandfort (F) 14.2 6.9 2.8
Tony Perkins (G) 14.1 4.3 3.5

Nebraska Team Defense

Nebraska’s defense has been playing well, ranking 87th nationally, with 67.6 points allowed per game. Nebraska’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Purdue offense to knock down 50% of their shots on their way to putting up 72 points.

Iowa Team Defense

As they prepare for the upcoming game, Iowa is focused on shoring up their defense, as they are currently allowing an average of 77.6 points per game (270th). In today’s game vs. Nebraska, the Iowa defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Iowa made 21 free-throws vs. the Hawkeyes.

Cornhuskers vs Hawkeyes Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Nebraska has an ATS record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 1-2 while averaging 66 points per game.
  • Although Iowa has a straight up record of 0-3 in their last three home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 0-3. The team averaged 68 points per game in these games.
  • Nebraska has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 ATS in their last three games.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Hawkeyes have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.

Cornhuskers vs Hawkeyes Prediction

For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Hawkeyes to secure the win, with an expected final score of 76-68. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -3.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 166, and our model projects the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

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