Iowa at Nebraska Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 3/10/2019
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Pinnacle Bank Arena
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The Iowa Hawkeyes travel to Pinnacle Bank Arena to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 2.5 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 21-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 78.6 points per game while giving up 73.4 per contest. Nebraska has an overall record of 15-15. They are averaging 71.4 points per game and surrendering 65.9, good for a point differential of 5.5.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 12-18-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 15-15-0 against the over/under
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 12-15-2 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/18/18 F Cordell Pemsl Knee is out for season
11/11/18 G CJ Fredrick Redshirt is out for season
11/11/18 F Jack Nunge Redshirt is out for season
03/09/19 G Connor McCaffery Suspension Served is probable Sunday vs Nebraska
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
03/09/19 G Thomas Allen Foot is questionable Sunday vs Iowa
03/07/19 G Nana Akenten Suspension is out indefinitely
01/26/19 F Isaac Copeland Jr. Knee is out for season
Tyler Cook comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 67%. Luka Garza averages 12.6 points per game in 22.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
James Palmer averages 18.9 points per game while playing 34.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Glynn Watson Jr. averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.0 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 78.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 47th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 103rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 91st in the nation. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game, which ranks them 160th and 41st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 250th with 12.3 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 73.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 233rd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 215th and 60th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 15.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 325th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 214th in the country with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 273rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.5. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 222nd in the nation. They are 153rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 227th in assists per contest with 12.8. The Cornhuskers are 345th in turnovers per game with 9.7. The Cornhuskers surrender 65.9 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 59th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 30th with 10.8 assists allowed per contest and 321st with 38.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cornhuskers are 164th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per game.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 110.9, which is ranked 44th. They are 109th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 98th. As a unit they are 44th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 146th in D-1. Iowa is 263rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 346th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers are 124th in the country in offensive rating with 106.1. In terms of pace they are 276th in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 269th. As a team they are 277th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 196th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Nebraska -2.5
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