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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Cornhuskers vs. Iowa
- (15-15) Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (19-11)
- Date: Sunday, March 5th
- Time: 2:00 ET
- Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa City
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Cornhuskers +475 | Hawkeyes -715
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Nebraska +11.5 | Iowa -11.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 153.0
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At this point, Nebraska holds a 15-15 record. Meanwhile, in their 14 road games this season, Nebraska has a record of 3-11.
Having been the underdog in 22 games, the Cornhuskers have gone 7-15 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11.5 underdogs on the spread.
At this moment, Nebraska currently has a record of 8-11 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 7-4.
Coming into the game, Keisei Tominaga is the team leader in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Tominaga is grabbing 1.5 rebounds and adding 0.7 assists. Nebraska’s second leading scorer is Derrick Walker, who has hit 58.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 13.8 points per game.
The Cornhuskers offense heads into the game, ranked 136th in the NCAA at 73.3 points per contest. In addition, Nebraska’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 62.63% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 182nd in overall field goal percentage at 44.4%. When the Cornhuskers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 32.0% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Nebraska is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 71.7 per contest, placing them just 259th in college basketball. Currently, Nebraska’s 33.1 rebounds per contest is one of the lower figures in the NCAA. So far, the Cornhuskers are averaging 7.4 offensive boards per game.
At this point, Iowa heads into their matchup vs Nebraska with a record of 19-11 and riding a 2 game win streak. Presently, the Hawkeyes have been the home team 18 times, sitting with a record of 15-3.
Getting ready to play for the 21 times as the favorite, Iowa has gone 16-5 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Hawkeyes come into this game as -11.5 point favorites.
At this moment, Iowa currently has a record of 11-8 in Big Ten action. In non-conference games, the team has a mark of 8-3.
Coming into the game, Kris Murray is the team leader in scoring, averaging 20.5 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Murray is grabbing 8.0 rebounds and adding 1.8 assists. Iowa’s second leading scorer is Filip Rebraca, who has hit 58.2% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.0 points per game.
Hawkeyes Key Stats
At this time, the Hawkeyes offense is one of the top units in the country at 83.8 points per game, placing them 7th in the NCAA. In addition, Iowa’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.82% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 72nd in overall field goal percentage at 46.4%. When the Hawkeyes have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 36.8% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Iowa is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 69.3 per contest, placing them just 355th in college basketball. Currently, the team is pulling down rebounds at a similar rate to the NCAA average at 37.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 11.9 offensive boards per game.
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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes CBB Betting Trends
- First, Nebraska is 4-1 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Cornhuskers are 4-1 straight up in these matchups.
- Second, Nebraska is 1-9 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 5-5 SU.
- At this point, Cornhuskers are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Hawkeyes are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 2-1 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers +11.5
If you’re deciding whether to down a bet vs the spread in this matchup, we recommend taking the Nebraska Cornhuskers to cover as +11.5 point underdogs. One thing that often causes problems for team’s who are heavy underdogs is when they are matched up against a team that can dictate the pace of play. However, both Nebraska and Iowa come into today’s game near the NCAA average in possessions per game. Given that style of place won’t be an issue for the Cornhuskers and the fact that they have 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we like them to cover the spread on the road.
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