Thursday, January 5, 2017
Bob Devaney Sports Center
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Bob Devaney Sports Center to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Thursday, January 5, 2017.
The Hawkeyes come into this game with an overall record of 9-6 and a road record of 0-2. They are 5-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-6. The Cornhuskers have an overall record of 8-6 and a home record of 5-2. They have an over/under record of 4-8 and they are 7-5 against the spread.
Peter Jok comes into this contest averaging 22.1 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Hawkeyes. He pulls down 6.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 92%. Cordell Pemsl averages 9.8 points per game in 19.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Iowa. His field goal percentage is 67% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Tai Webster averages 17.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cornhuskers. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Iowa averages 83.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 21st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 82nd. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 75th in the country. They average 40.4 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game which ranks them 25th and 17th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 178th with 13.5 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 257th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 118th and 181st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39 rebounds a game which ranks 298th and they give up 15.8 assists per contest which puts them in 293rd place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in Division 1.
Nebraska averages 70.3 points per game this year which ranks them 220th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team which has them sitting in the 267th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 308th in the nation. They average 39 rebounds per game and 11 assists per contest which ranks them 66th and 302nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cornhuskers rank 179th with 13.5 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 140th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 155th and 300th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.8 rebounds a game which ranks 261st and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 139th place in the nation. The Cornhuskers force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 75th in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes average 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 80.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -10.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 109.8 and they assist on 60.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Iowa turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Hawkeyes give up 80.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 76.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cornhuskers score 71 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 4.5 points per game. The Cornhuskers have a rating on offense of 100.1 and 44.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns it over an average of 16.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.5%. The Cornhuskers give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-6 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-6 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-5 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-8 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/24/16 F Dale Jones Wrist out 7-8 weeks
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska
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