Sunday, February 5, 2017
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, February 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 5.5 point favorites.
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The Cornhuskers come into this game with an overall record of 10-12 and a road record of 2-5. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-12. The Hawkeyes have an overall record of 13-10 and a home record of 11-3. They have an over/under record of 10-9 and they are 8-11 against the spread.
Tai Webster comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cornhuskers. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 73%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 14.4 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 3 rebounds per game for Nebraska. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Peter Jok averages 21 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year for the Hawkeyes. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 92%. Jordan Bohannon averages 9.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 4.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Nebraska averages 71.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 216th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 280th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 265th in the country. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per game which ranks them 70th and 302nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 106th with 12.6 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 73 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 183rd in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 42% average from behind the arc ranking them 197th and 346th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 263rd and they give up 12.9 assists per contest which puts them in 136th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 99th in Division 1.
Iowa averages 80.7 points per game this year which ranks them 31st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 103rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 119th in the nation. They average 39.3 rebounds per game and 17.4 assists per contest which ranks them 25th and 10th respectively. In the turnover department the Hawkeyes rank 211th with 13.7 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 77.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 275th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 144th and 250th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 316th and they give up 17 assists per contest which puts them in 340th place in the nation. The Hawkeyes force 14 turnovers per game which ranks them 110th in college basketball.
The Cornhuskers average 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -6.7 per contest. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 101.5 and they assist on 44.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Nebraska turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.8%. The Cornhuskers give up 75.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hawkeyes score 87 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.6 points per game. The Hawkeyes have a rating on offense of 107.7 and 60.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 73.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Iowa turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.3%. The Hawkeyes give up 75.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 70.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 10-10 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-12 against the over/under
Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-11 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-9 against the over/under
Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
12/28/16 G Anton Gill Knee out for season
11/12/16 G James Palmer Eligibility out for season
02/04/17 F Edward Morrow Foot "?" Sunday vs. Iowa
Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
02/04/17 G Peter Jok Back probable Sunday vs. Nebraska
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -5.5
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