Iowa vs Nebraska College Basketball Betting Tips 1/7/2020
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska +8
The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Pinnacle Bank Arena to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Iowa as 8 point favorites.
Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.8 as they are averaging 81.1 points per contest while giving up 70.4 per game. Nebraska has an overall record of 6-8. They are averaging 73.6 points per game and surrendering 75.2, good for a point differential of -1.6.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 9-5-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-8-0 against the spread this season
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-6-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
12/16/19 G Jordan Bohannon Hip is out for season
12/06/19 F Patrick McCaffery Illness is out indefinitely
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
01/06/20 G CJ Fredrick Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs Nebraska
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Luka Garza comes into this game averaging 22.5 points per contest while playing 30.1 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 61%. Joe Wieskamp averages 13.5 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 5.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Haanif Cheatham scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 33.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Cameron Mack averages 12.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.7 rebounds per game and has 6.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 81.1 points per contest, which is 17th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 10.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 81st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 55th in the nation. They average 38.3 boards per contest and 17.9 assists per game, which ranks them 95th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 306th with 12.0 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 70.4 points per contest, which is 211th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 87th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 160th, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 253rd place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 150th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska is 135th in the nation with 73.6 points per contest this season. They are 262nd in the country in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -1.6. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 187th in the NCAA. They are 175th in D-1 in rebounding with 36.1 boards per contest and 115th in assists per game with 14.4. The Cornhuskers are 319th in turnovers per contest with 11.6. The Cornhuskers give up 75.2 points per game, which ranks them 303rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 184th and 50th in those defensive statistics. They rank 222nd with 13.1 dimes allowed per game and 349th with 46.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cornhuskers are 216th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 113, which is ranked 9th. They are 106th in college basketball in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 78th. As a unit they are 59th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 191st in D-1. Iowa is 323rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Nebraska is 334th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cornhuskers have an offensive rating of 98.1, which is ranked 248th. They are 77th in D-1 in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 232nd. As a unit they are 287th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 114th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Nebraska college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Iowa -8
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