|ABC Friday College Football Week 13 Odds & Spread: Nebraska vs. Iowa|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 21 November 2012 08:30|
Nebraska vs. Iowa Odds
Nebraska is 9-2 on the season, 6-1 in the Big Ten and 2-2 on the road. Iowa is 4-7 overall, 2-5 in Big Ten play and 2-4 at home. Iowa is 3-8 against the spread this season while Nebraska is 6-4-1 ATS. Nebraska has won the last three meetings with Iowa, dating back to 1999.
Trends show that Nebraska is 3-0-1 against the spread in its last 4 conference games but just 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against teams with a losing record. Iowa is 0-5 against the spread in its last 5 conference games and 2-5 ATS in its last 7 home games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Nebraska is the clear favorite on the road, as the Cornhuskers have odds of -15 points against Iowa. The over/under total has been set at 53 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Nebraska favored by 14.5 points. The spread reached a low of 14 points during the week before closing at its peak of 15 points.
Nebraska is coming off a 38-14 win over Minnesota at home last week. The Cornhuskers have won five straight since a 63-38 loss at Ohio State back on Oct. 6. Nebraska is scoring 37.5 points per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing 24 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback Taylor Martinez, who has thrown for 2,420 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for 1,021 yards and eight scores.
Iowa is coming off a 42-17 loss at Michigan on Saturday. The Hawkeyes have dropped five straight games. Iowa is scoring just 20.5 points per game on the season while the defense is allowing 23.8 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback James Vandenberg, who has thrown for 2,157 yards and seven touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead is questionable with a knee injury while receiver Kenny Bell is questionable with a neck injury. Iowa running back Damon Bullock is questionable with a back injury while tight end C.J. Fiedeorowicz is questionable with an undisclosed injury.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are getting 85% of the wagers with odds of -15 points at Iowa on Friday afternoon.