Iowa vs. Nebraska Prediction
Will the Nebraska Cornhuskers cover the point spread when they host their Big Ten rivals the Iowa Hawkeyes at 8:00 p.m. ET?
Who Oddsmakers Like: Nebraska. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cornhuskers are 5-point home favorites to beat the Hawkeyes, who opened as 5.5-point road underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 149 points after hitting the board at that same number.
Who Public Bettors Like: Nebraska. As of Saturday morning, 70% of betting tickets wagered at online sports books are on the Cornhuskers. Meanwhile, 57% of the betting tickets are on the under.
Who We Like: Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have covered the spread in 13 of their last 16 games overall, are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven home games, and are 8-1 agianst the number in their last nine conference games. They've also covered six straight point spread when following a straight up win.
On the other side, the Hawkeyes are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall, are 2-7-1 against the number in their last 10 conference games, and are 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six road games. They're also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games versus an opponent with a winning record.
SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS -5