Nebraska at Iowa College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Nebraska as 3.5 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 20.6 as they are averaging 79.6 points per contest while giving up 59.0 per game. Iowa has an overall record of 11-3. They are averaging 82.2 points per game and surrendering 72.1, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-2-2 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-8-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 5-9-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
11/09/18 G Karrington Davis Achilles is out for season
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
Isaac Copeland averages 14.1 points per game in 30.6 minutes per contest. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. James Palmer comes into this contest averaging 20.1 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 59% while his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Luka Garza averages 12.7 points per game and he sees the court an average of 22.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 84%. Tyler Cook averages 17.4 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 8.4 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cornhuskers allow 59.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 7th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 196th, and they give up 8.8 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the NCAA. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 272nd in the nation. Nebraska averages 79.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 65th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 20.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 71st. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 52nd in D-1. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 136th and 117th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 338th with 10.6 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hawkeyes surrender 72.1 points per contest, which ranks them 200th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 206th and 61st in those defensive statistics. They rank 290th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 100th with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 172nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game. Iowa is 39th in the country with 82.2 points per game this year. They are 81st in the D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 126th in the nation. They are 142nd in the country in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game and 45th in assists per contest with 16.2. The Hawkeyes are 233rd in turnovers per game with 12.8.
The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 115.3, which is ranked 22nd. They are 259th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 38th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in D-1. Nebraska is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 231st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 29th in the country in offensive rating with 114.8. In terms of pace they are 133rd in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 66th. As a team they are 18th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 82nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa +3.5
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