Iowa vs. Nebraska Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Iowa is favored on the road, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -4 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 52 points. Iowa has won two straight meetings with Nebraska and the Hawkeyes have covered the spread in four of the last five meetings. The public is currently putting 72 percent of the wagers on Iowa in this game. Today’s contest takes place from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska and the contest will air live on FS1.
Nebraska is coming off a 56-44 loss at Penn State last week for its third straight loss. The Cornhuskers are now 4-7 on the season and 3-5 in the Big Ten. Nebraska is also 4-7 against the spread this season, coming off a cover in the loss to Penn State. The Cornhuskers are allowing 34.6 points and 429.9 yards per game this season, including over 200 rushing yards per game. On offense, Nebraska is averaging 26.8 points and 395.7 yards per game. Tanner Lee has thrown for 2,938 yards with 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season while Stanley Morgan Jr. has 54 receptions for 912 yards and eight touchdowns. Devine Ozigbo is the leading rusher with just 480 yards and three touchdowns.
After a big win over Ohio State, Iowa has dropped back-to-back games to Wisconsin and Iowa to fall to 6-5 on the season and 3-5 in the Big Ten. Iowa is 4-6-1 against the spread this season and just 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games. Iowa is holding opponents to 20.5 points and 363.4 yards per game this season while the offense is putting up 25.8 points and 325.3 yards per game. Nathan Stanley has thrown for 2,146 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the team while Akrum Wadley has run for 862 yards and six touchdowns.
Both teams are struggling at times this year and Nebraska is just 1-8-2 against the spread in their last 11 home games. They also are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a loss. Iowa is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf and I think this losing streak of theirs should have them focused on today’s game. I trust the coaching of Iowa a little bit more than I do of the Nebraska team.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: IOWA -4