Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction, 2/25/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Nebraska Cornhuskers
Date: Friday, February 25, 2022
Location: Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE
The Iowa Hawkeyes (19-8) are on their way to Pinnacle Bank Arena on Friday where they will meet the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-20).
The Iowa Hawkeyes took the court against Michigan State and earned the victory with a final of 86-60 in their last game. Iowa finished the contest having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (28 of 65) and made 12 out of their 28 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Hawkeyes converted 18 of 20 tries for a rate of 90.0%. In regard to rebounding, they collected 40 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 15 assists for this game while forcing 12 turnovers and having 6 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Iowa allowed 35.2% from the floor on 25 out of 71 shooting. Michigan State doled out 18 dimes and had 5 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Michigan State snagged 38 boards (12 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Michigan State walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the free throw line by making 2 of 4 shots. They converted 8 of their 26 attempts from beyond the arc. In regard to personal fouls, the Hawkeyes walked away with 12 while Michigan State finished the game with 16 personal fouls.
Keegan Murray is a guy who was important in this game. He ended up with 28 points on 10 out of 15 shooting. He played for 30 minutes and grabbed 5 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 66.7% from the floor and totaled 2 dimes.
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Iowa heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-8 for the year. They average 83.6 points per outing (4th in the nation) while going 45.9% from the field. The Hawkeyes are shooting 35.0% on 3-point shots (236 of 675) and 75.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Iowa is grabbing 37.5 rebounds per contest and has totaled 436 assists for the season, which ranks 31st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 8.8 times per contest and as a unit are committing 16.2 fouls per contest.
On the defensive end, the Hawkeyes are forcing their opponents into 14.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.0 fouls. They relinquish 32.7% on 3-point shots while they are 240th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (71.0). The Hawkeyes defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 43.3% (704 of 1,624) and they surrender 36.7 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 274th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 380 surrendered for the year.
In their last game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took a defeat with a final score of 77-65 against Northwestern. The Cornhuskers were able to snag 23 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the matchup. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 9 steals for the matchup. Northwestern was called for 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Cornhuskers to the free throw line for a total of 12 tries. They were able to convert 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 83.3%. In regard to shooting from distance, Nebraska buried 7 of 24 attempts (29.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Cornhuskers ended up going 24 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.4%. The Cornhuskers permitted Northwestern to bury 30 out of their 60 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 50.0% for this contest. They finished shooting 40.6% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 13 of 32 and ended up going 4 out of 6 at the free throw line (66.7%). In regard to how they attacked the glass, Nebraska permitted Northwestern to pull down 30 in all (6 offensive).
Alonzo Verge ended up having an impact for the Cornhuskers in the matchup. He buried 6 out of 14 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 42.9%, and accounted for 2 rebounds. He accumulated 15 points in his 27 mins of playing time and totaled 1 assist in this contest.
Nebraska has a record of 7-20 for the season. The Cornhuskers are responsible for committing 17.3 fouls every game while shooting 71.6% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.0 times per contest (189th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 13.0 times per game. Nebraska has scored 1,953 pts on the campaign (72.3 per game) and they average 33.7 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Cornhuskers are shooting 43.2% from the floor, which ranks 230th in the nation.
The Nebraska defense gives up 35.2% from downtown (243 of 691) and their opponents are making 71.7% of their foul shots. They allow 14.6 assists and 41.3 boards per contest, which is 309th and 356th in those categories on the defensive end. The Cornhuskers defensively are ranked 352nd in college hoops in points given up per game with 79.3. They are able to force 13.9 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.7% from the field (268th in college basketball).
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Nebraska and under the total points
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