Nebraska at Iowa College Football Picks and Predictions 11/23/2018
Friday, November 23, 2018
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Kinnick Stadium is the venue for the game between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday, November 23, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 7 point favorites. The Hawkeyes are 7-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark is 7-4-0. The Cornhuskers are 5-5-1 ATS and their over/under record is 6-5-0.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-5-0 against the over/under
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-5-1 against the spread
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-4-0 against the over/under
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-4-0 against the spread
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/17/18 WR JD Spielman Undisclosed is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Michigan State
11/11/18 RB Maurice Washington Undisclosed left last game, is probable Saturday vs Michigan State
11/02/18 DL DaiShon Neal Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/17/18 DB CJ Smith Knee is out indefinitely
10/09/18 RB Greg Bell Transferred is out for season
10/03/18 WR Tyjon Lindsey Transferred is out for season
10/01/18 LB Will Honas Undisclosed is out for season
08/27/18 QB Tristan Gebbia Left Team is out for season
08/24/18 RB Tre Bryant Knee is out for season
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/11/18 WR Brandon Smith Head is questionable Saturday vs Illinois
11/07/18 TE Shaun Beyer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/29/18 DB Trey Creamer Suspension is out indefinitely
10/17/18 FB Brady Ross Leg is out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have run for 2,368 yards as a unit, which ranks 27th in the nation. They've run 431 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Cornhuskers have been penalized on offense 89 times for 815 yards so far this year, which has them 9th in the country in penalties. They are 60th in Division 1 in points scored with 332. They have run 798 plays this year for 5,074 yards, which ranks them 46th in the nation in total offense. The Cornhuskers average 6.4 yards per play, which is 22nd in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 254 1st downs this season, ranking them 32nd overall as an offensive unit. Adrian Martinez has completed 198 throws while attempting 309 passes for a completion percentage of 64.1%. He has passed for 2,357 yards this year. He averages 7.6 adjusted yards per throw and 7.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 139.6.
The Cornhuskers rush defense has given up 424 attempts for 2,085 yards this season, putting them in 93rd place in the country against the run. They have had 76 penalties for 661 yards on defense this year. That places them 93rd in Division 1. Nebraska is 91st in college football in points surrendered on defense with 344. They have given up a total of 4,784 yards on D, which is 100th in the nation. The Cornhuskers are 76th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Opponent offenses have completed 221 throws on 396 attempts against the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense this season, ranking them 102nd and 120th in the country. The Nebraska pass defense has also surrendered a total of 2,701 yards in the air, which is 97th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Nebraska Cornhuskers have tried 17 field goals this year and made 12, which is 57th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Nebraska Cornhuskers kickers have made 97% of their extra points, going 39 for 39 this season. Their punters have accumulated 2,279 yards on 54 punts, averaging 42 yards per punt. That ranks them 50th in the NCAA in punting average. Nebraska is 74th in the country in punt returns with 15. They've totaled 149 punt return yards and average 9.9 yards per return, which is 54th in D-1. They have returned 29 kicks for 460 yards on special teams, which puts them 81st in kick return yardage. The Cornhuskers average 16 yards per kick return and they are 27th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 5,683.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Hawkeyes are 45th in Division 1 in points scored with 347. They have run 772 plays this season for 4,257 yards, which ranks them 59th in the nation in total offense. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 5.5 yards per play, which is 81st in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 226 1st downs this year, placing them 70th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Iowa has run for 1,678 yards as a team, which ranks 85th in the country. They've run 424 times, averaging 4 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Hawkeyes have been penalized on offense 61 times for 532 yards so far this season, which has them 82nd in the nation in penalties. Nathan Stanley has thrown for 2,486 yards this season. He has completed 198 passes on 339 attempts for a completion percentage of 58.4%. His quarterback rating this year is 135.1. He averages 7.3 yards per pass attempt and 7.4 adjusted yards per throw.
Iowa is 9th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 182. They have surrendered a total of 3,090 yards on D, which is 9th in Division 1. The Hawkeyes are ranked 9th in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opposing offenses have completed 190 passes on 332 attempts against the Iowa defense this season, placing them 47th and 63rd in the country. The Iowa Hawkeyes pass defense has also given up a total of 1,981 yards through the air, which is 22nd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 360 attempts for 1,109 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. The Hawkeyes have committed 66 penalties for 603 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 69th in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Iowa is ranked 11th in the nation in punt returns with 26. They've accumulated 287 punt return yards and average 11 yards per return, which is 44th in college football. They have returned 20 kicks for 569 yards on special teams, ranking 50th in kick return yardage. The Iowa Hawkeyes average 29 yards per kick return and they are 61st in the country in all-purpose yards with 5,113. The Hawkeyes have attempted 18 field goals this season and made 14, which is 35th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 78%. Iowa kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 41 for 41 this year. Their punters have totaled 1,810 yards on 47 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 112th in Division 1 in punting average.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Hawkeyes college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Hawkeyes -7
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