Owing to the arrival of Fred Hoiberg as head coach have basketball expectations soared at Nebraska. “The Mayor” commands respect for his past success at Iowa State and in the NBA. Most important of all is the instant credibility he has with recruits. Nebraska and Hoiberg simply need time to get his program established. Iowa’s Fran McCaffery has already built a successful program since taking over in 2010. Consider the Hawkeyes College Basketball bets‘ success of four tournaments in the last six seasons. This year Iowa boasts one of the most prolific offenses in the nation.
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
|Date and Time:||Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska|
|Iowa vs. Nebraska TV Coverage:||BTN|
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Overview
Fran McCaffery’s Hawkeyes have a sportsbook record of 10-4 straight up, 9-4-1 vs. the odds, and 5-9 under the total. The late form has shown excellent value with only two losses in 10 games on the board. Iowa ranks 18th in the nation for scoring offense and 210th for points allowed.
By contrast, Nebraska is 6-8 straight up, 6-8 against the spread, 8-6 over the total. Big Red backers have been paid in three of their last five games. Overall, Nebraska ranks 138th for scoring offense and 305th for points allowed. In comparison to last year, Hoiberg has remade the roster almost completely. The transition to an offensive-oriented style of play continues. Owing to that is a dramatic drop in defense.
Key Hawkeyes: C Luka Garza (22.5 PTS, 10.1 REB, 56.9 FGPCT, 61.4 FTPCT, 38.2 3PPCT), G Joe Wieskamp (13.5 PTS, 5.8 REB, 45.9 FGPCT, 80.6 FTPCT, 41.7 3PPCT), G CJ Fredrick (10.3 PTS, 1.7 REB, 2.9 AST, 54.0 FGPCT, 70.8 FTPCT, 50.0 3PPCT)
Key Cornhuskers: G Haanif Cheatham (13.3 PTS, 4.4 REB, 1.4 AST, 52.3 FGPCT, 68.3 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT), G Cam Mack (12.6 PTS, 4.7 REB, 6.5 AST, 43.9 FGPCT, 59.3 FTPCT, 37.0 3PPCT), G Dachon Burke Jr (12.1 PTS, 4.1 REB, 39.1 PGPCT, 53.7 FTPCT, 32.8 3PPCT)
Iowa and Nebraska Against the Spread
The Hawkeyes Are:
- 2-5 against the spread in their last seven away games
- 3-4 under the total on the road
- 1-4 vs. the line at Nebraska
- 3-0 over the total at Pinnacle Bank Arena
- 7-2 on the board in their last nine games as a favorite
- 1-7-1 under then total when laying points
The Cornhuskers Are:
- 3-4 against the spread in their last seven home games
- 2-4 under the total at Pinnacle Bank Arena
- 6-3 vs. the line as an underdog
- 5-2 over the total when getting points
- 4-2 on the board against the Hawkeyes
- 6-1-1 over the total in their last eight games vs. Iowa
Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers College Basketball Bets Picks
On this occasion, Nebraska looks like a live dog with potential bite against the College Basketball Bets. The Hawkeyes leaky defense could leave the back door open. Additionally, the Huskers have proven board value in this head to head series. Public betting action will certainly flow towards Iowa. An overlay is a distinct possibility.
Iowa vs. Nebraska College Basketball Bet Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers
Iowa vs. Nebraska College Basketball Bets Score Prediction: Nebraska 78, Iowa 76