Planning on watching today’s Cornhuskers and Hawkeyes game? Catch the action at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA, as the Hawkeyes hosts this showdown at 9:30 ET on BTN. The odds for this Big Ten conference game currently have the Hawkeyes as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 165 points.

NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS VS IOWA HAWKEYES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Iowa Hawkeyes -4.5

This game will be played at Carver-Hawkeye Arena at 9:30 ET on Friday, January 12th.

WHY BET THE IOWA HAWKEYES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Hawkeyes.
  • Not only will Iowa pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 165 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Does Nebraska Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Nebraska heads into tonight’s game as a 4.5-point underdog against Iowa. So far this season, the Cornhuskers have gone 13-3 overall, including a 3-2 mark in Big Ten play. On the road, Nebraska is just 2-2, and they come in with an average scoring margin of +2.5.

After defeating Purdue 88-72 in their last game, Nebraska has gone 3-2 over their last five road games. Over their last 10 road games, the Cornhuskers have gone just 4-6.

Nebraska’s ATS record this season is 10-5-1. In their five games as the underdog, the Cornhuskers are 3-2 vs. the spread. On the road, Nebraska’s ATS mark is 2-2 this year and 4-6 in their last 10 road games.

Nebraska’s over/under record this season is 10-6 and their games have averaged 146 points. Today’s over/under line of 165 is higher than the average OU line in their games (146.5). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 158 points.

Nebraska recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 88 points against Purdue. This output exceeded their season average of 78.4 points per game. Keisei Tominaga led the scoring for the Cornhuskers, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Rienk Mast chipped in with 18 points.

At this time, the Cornhuskers’ defense is positioned 87th in the country, permitting 67.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Purdue, the Boilermakers finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 72 points vs. Nebraska.

Will the Hawkeyes Make it Happen at Home?

After winning their last game against Rutgers, the Hawkeyes improved to 9-6 overall and 1-3 in Big Ten play. They have been much better at home this season, going 9-2 compared to 0-4 on the road.

For the season, Iowa has been favored in 10 of their 15 games, going 9-1 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +18.1 compared to -15.8 on the road.

As the favorite this season, Iowa has gone 5-5 vs. the spread. At home, the Hawkeyes have an ATS mark of 5-6. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Iowa is 5-5 vs. the spread.

For the season, the over/under record in Iowa games is 11-4. The average over/under line in their games is 160.8 and their games have averaged 164.3 points. Today’s over/under line of 165 is higher than the average OU line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the OU record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 165 points.

Iowa’s offense had a good outing, putting up 86 points against Rutgers. They achieved a 46% field goal percentage and went 21/24 from the free-throw line. Ben Krikke is leading the team in scoring at 16.7 points per contest. Payton Sandfort has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.2 going into the game.

At this time, the Hawkeyes’ defense is positioned 286th in the country, permitting 77.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Rutgers, the Scarlet Knights finished with a field goal percentage of 46% and a total of 77 points vs. Iowa.