Nebraska vs. Iowa Total Prediction

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers, 11/23/18 Predictions & Preview

Will Iowa and Nebraska put together another low-scoring Big Ten game when the two teams meet up today at Noon ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

123 Nebraska at 124 Iowa

Friday, November 23, 2018

Noon ET – Kinnick Stadium


Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at, Iowa is favored at home in this game, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -8 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 53.5 points. The public betting currently has 63 percent going on Nebraska on the road.

Iowa ends losing streak

The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a 63-0 win at Illinois last week, snapping a three-game losing streak. Iowa is now 7-4 overall, 4-4 in the Big Ten, 7-4 against the spread and 7-4 with the over. The Hawkeyes have hit the over in three of their last four games.

Iowa has been led all season by its defense, as the Hawkeyes are giving up 16.5 points and 279.9 yards per game. They are allowing under 100 rushing yards per contest. On offense, Iowa is putting up 31.5 points and 387 yards per contest. Quarterback Nate Stanley has thrown for 2,486 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead the offense while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young have combined for over 1,100 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. T.J. Hockenson is the leading receiver with 41 catches for 663 yards and six touchdowns.

Huskers ending the season strong

Nebraska is coming off a 9-6 win over Michigan State last week for its second straight win and fourth win in five games. The Huskers are 4-7 overall, 3-5 in the Big Ten, 5-5-1 against the spread and 6-5 with the over. They have hit the under in three of their last four games.

The Cornhuskers have struggled on defense most of the season, but are improving. For the year, they are allowing 31.3 points and 434.8 yards per game. That includes nearly 190 rushing yards per game. On offense, Nebraska is putting up 30.2 points and 461.3 yards per game. Adrian Martinez has thrown for 2,357 yards and 15 touchdowns with seven interceptions while rushing for 553 yards. Devine Ozigbo has rushed for 1,032 yards and 12 touchdowns while Stanley Morgan Jr. has 63 catches for 923 yards and seven touchdowns.

College Football Betting Trends


Iowa has hit the over in six of its last seven Friday games and in seven of its last nine conference games.


Nebraska has hit the over in five of its last six road games and in 10 of their last 14 Friday games.


Iowa has been scoring more this year than usual while Nebraska had been struggling on defense most of the year, but has improved recently. The Iowa defense has held strong at home this year, allowing just 14 points over their last two at home. Nebraska isn’t explosive enough to really run right through the Hawkeyes either, so I think this game will be low scoring. Iowa has some offensive potential, but I expect Nebraska to be competitive on defense and for Kirk Ferentz to play ball control if Iowa gets an early lead.

College Football Prediction: Nebraska/Iowa Under 53.5

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