This week 13 college football matchup between the Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes takes place on Friday, November 24th at 12:00 ET. The Cornhuskers will host the Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE) with the game being televised on CBS. The odds for this week 13 Big Ten matchup have the Cornhuskers as the 1.5 point favorites at home. Are they a lock to cover vs. the Hawkeyes? Read on to find out.
IOWA HAWKEYES VS NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes +1.5
This game will be played at Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE) at 12:00 ET on Friday, November 24th.
WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 15-14 in favor of Nebraska.
- Even though we have Nebraska winning straight-up, we like Iowa at +1.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 26.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 29 points.
Can the Hawkeyes Lock in a Road Win?
So far, the Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-2, including going 3-1 on the road and 6-1 at home.
So far, Iowa has been favored nine times and the underdog in two games. This has led to an ATS record of 5-5-1 and an average scoring differential of +6.1.
The average point total in Iowa’s 11 games is currently 30.8 points per game. This has led to an over/under record of 2-9 for the Hawkeyes.
Iowa enters the game on offense with an average of 18.5, ranking them 96th in the NCAA. Their passing game has them at 126th in the nation, with an average of 126.1 passing yards per game. On the ground, they’re at 101st in rushing yards, with an average of 380 rushing attempts per game this season.
The Iowa defense holds the 50th position in points allowed, allowing 12.4 points per game. Teams have an average of 173 passing yards per game against them (26th nationally). In terms of rushing, they’ve given up 112.3 rushing yards, placing them 33rd in college football.
Is It the Cornhuskers Game to Lose at Home?
With a 5-6 record, the Nebraska Cornhuskers take on Iowa. Their road record so far is (1-3) and at home (4-2).
Nebraska’s average scoring differential for the season is 0 leading to an ATS mark of 4-6. The Cornhuskers have been favored four times and the underdog in five games
Through 11 games, the average over/under line in Nebraska’s games is 42 points. Their games have averaged a combined 37.5 points leading to an OU record of 4-6.
Nebraska’s rushing attack is ranked 16th in college football with 443 rushing attempts per game. This has translated into an average of 188.3 rushing yards per game, placing them 24th nationally. On average, they are attempting 21.1 passes per game leading to 131.1 passing yards per contest. In terms of scoring, they hold the 94th position, averaging 18.7 points per game.
The Cornhuskers’ defense has given up 86.5 rushing yards per game this season, which is 202nd. Opponents are recording an average of 221.2 passing yards, and opposing quarterbacks come in with a passer rating of 84.3 when playing against Nebraska. In terms of points allowed, they currently sit 91st in NCAA rankings.