Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Predictions, College Basketball Picks 2/8/2020
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
Odds/Point Spread: Iowa -13.5
The Nebraska Cornhuskers travel to Carver-Hawkeye Arena to play the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Iowa as 13.5 point favorites.
Nebraska heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-15. They currently have a point differential of -3.7 as they are averaging 71.7 points per contest while giving up 75.4 per game. Iowa has an overall mark of 16-7. They are averaging 78.4 points per contest and giving up 71.7, which is a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Trends
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 13-9-0 against the over/under
Important Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 13-10-0 against the spread
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 8-14-1 against the over/under
Key Nebraska Cornhuskers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Cam Mack comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 6.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Haanif Cheatham averages 12.4 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Luka Garza averages 23.2 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.0 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Joe Wieskamp averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Nebraska averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 164th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -3.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 277th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 145th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 195th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 323rd with 11.2 per game. The Cornhuskers allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 306th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 219th and 94th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 45.6 rebounds a game which ranks 349th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 292nd place in Division 1. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa is 29th in the country with 78.4 points per game this year. They are 105th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 99th in the nation. They are 79th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 5th in assists per contest with 17.7. The Hawkeyes are 282nd in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Hawkeyes surrender 71.7 points per contest, which ranks them 238th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 204th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 309th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 146th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawkeyes are 100th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Cornhuskers are 266th in the nation in offensive rating with 97.3. In terms of pace they are 58th in the country with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 246th. As a team they are 302nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 99th in Division 1. Nebraska is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
Iowa is 304th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hawkeyes are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 110.9. In terms of pace they are 118th in Division 1 with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 104th. As a team they are 88th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 160th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Nebraska/Iowa college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Iowa -13.5
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