Iowa vs. Nebraska Prediction
Can No. 17 Iowa pick up a road win and keep Nebraska from qualifying for a bowl game when the two meet up in Lincoln today at 2:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
327 Iowa vs. 328 Nebraska
Friday, November 29, 2019
2:30PM ET – Memorial Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Iowa is favored on the road, as the Hawkeyes are getting odds of -5.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 44.5 points. The public betting currently has 67 percent going on Iowa as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Nebraska grabs a win
It has been a disappointing season for Nebraska, but the Cornhuskers can still become bowl eligible with a win this afternoon. Nebraska put an end to a four-game losing streak last weekend with a 54-7 victory at Maryland. The Huskers are now 5-6 on the season, 3-5 in the Big Ten, 2-9 against the spread and 6-5 with the under.
Nebraska hasn’t been quite the offense many were expecting the year. The Huskers are averaging just 28.4 points and 429.6 yards per game on offense. Defensively, Nebraska is giving up 27.8 points and 395.4 yards per game. Adrian Martinez has thrown for 1,906 yards and 10 touchdowns, but has eight interceptions. He has rushed for 582 yards and seven scores. Dedrick Mills is the leading rusher with 651 yards and 10 touchdowns while JD Spielman is the leading receiver with 46 catches for 864 yards and four scores. Khalil Davis is leading the defense with 40 tackles and eight sacks.
Hawkeyes grinding out wins
Iowa has won four of its last five games coming into this week, including a 19-10 win at home over Illinois last Saturday. The Hawkeyes are now 8-3 on the year, 5-3 in the Big Ten, 5-6 against the spread and 8-2-1 with the under.
The Hawkeyes remain one of the stronger defensive teams in the country, as they are allowing just 12.2 points and 306.5 yards per game. Kristian Welch is leading the defense with 70 tackles and three sacks. Offensively, Iowa is averaging 23.5 points and 373.9 yards per contest. Nate Stanley has thrown for 2,639 yards and 14 touchdowns to lead the offense while Ihmir Smith-Marsette is the leading receiver with 41 catches for 654 yards and four touchdowns. Iowa has three rushers with over 400 yards and a combined eight touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 8-18 against the spread in their last 26 Friday games and 1-7 ATS in their last eight conference games.
The Hawkeyes are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven against a losing team and 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game.
Iowa has won four straight against Nebraska and the Hawkeyes have covered in three of the last four meetings. Iowa is definitely the better team, but the Hawkeyes aren’t great at pulling away from opponents. Their offense has let them down in that regard. Nebraska still has playmakers and was able to put up 21 points at home against Wisconsin. If the Cornhuskers can do that today, they will cover the spread. I think Nebraska has a spirited effort with a bowl game at stake at home. I think Iowa will have trouble finishing the job and could possibly be upset outright.
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