Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 12/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Thursday, December 29, 2022
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
TV: Youtube TV
The Iowa Hawkeyes (8-4) are en route to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday where they will compete against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-6).
The Iowa Hawkeyes stepped onto the hardwood against Eastern Illinois and took a loss by a final of 92-83 in their last game. Iowa ended the game having earned a 38.9% field goal percentage (28 of 72) and made 7 out of their 33 shots from 3-point land. At the free throw line, the Hawkeyes converted 20 of their 32 tries for a rate of 62.5%. In terms of grabbing boards, they collected a total of 37 with 16 of them being offensive. They also doled out 14 assists in this matchup while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and getting 9 steals. With regard to defending, Iowa allowed 60.0% from the field on 36 of 60 shooting. Eastern Illinois doled out 20 assists and had 9 steals for the game. In addition, Eastern Illinois collected 36 boards (5 offensive, 31 defensive), but didn't have a block. Eastern Illinois ended up going 63.6% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of their 22 tries. They knocked down 6 of their 15 attempts from downtown. Concerning personal fouls, the Hawkeyes finished with 18 and Eastern Illinois recorded 22 personal fouls.
Filip Rebraca is a player who was a factor in the game. He walked away with 24 points on 9 out of 13 shooting. He played for 37 mins and also collected 8 rebounds. He ended up shooting 69.2% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Iowa comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 8-4 so far this season. They are turning it over 10.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 13.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Iowa is grabbing 39.9 rebounds per game and is sitting with 207 dimes so far this season, which is 45th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hawkeyes are connecting on 32.7% on shots from downtown (92 of 281) and 71.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 83.8 points per contest (15th in D-1) while shooting 46.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Hawkeyes are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers per game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are conceding 30.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 234th in college basketball in PPG allowed (70.8). The Hawkeyes defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 44.0% (339 of 771) and they relinquish 35.8 boards per contest as a team. They currently rank 206th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 162 relinquished so far this year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Nebraska Cornhuskers went home victorious with a score of 75-65 when they faced Queens. The Cornhuskers snagged 36 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 40 for the game. They also coughed up the ball 13 times, while recording 4 steals for this game. Queens was called for 12 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Cornhuskers to the free throw line for a total of 10 tries. They were able to bury 7 of those for a clip of 70.0%. In relation to shots from 3-point land, Nebraska converted 6 out of their 23 tries (26.1%). In all, the Cornhuskers went 31 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 52.5%. The Cornhuskers permitted Queens to bury 22 of 65 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.8% in this game. They went 24.1% from three-point range by shooting 7 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 14 out of 22 from the charity stripe (63.6%). In the matter of cleaning up the glass, Nebraska permitted Queens to pull down 34 overall (10 on the offensive glass).
Sam Griesel pitched in for the Cornhuskers in the matchup. He had 16 points in his 31 minutes on the hardwood and earned 3 dimes in the matchup. He converted 6 out of 9 for the matchup giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Nebraska has a record of 7-6 on the season. The Cornhuskers are committing 13.2 personal fouls every game and they connect on 65.2% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per contest (174th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.2 times per game. Nebraska has scored 887 points for the campaign (68.2 per game) and they grab 37.5 boards per contest. On the offensive side of the court, the Cornhuskers are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which is 197th in the country.
The Nebraska defense allows 32.7% on 3-pointers (107 of 327) and their opponents are knocking down 61.9% of their free throw attempts. They allow 14.9 dimes and 34.2 boards per contest, which is ranked 317th and 198th in college basketball. The Cornhuskers on the defensive side of the court are 108th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 65.9. They are able to force 13.6 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (142nd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Nebraska
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