Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes Prediction, 2/13/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Iowa Hawkeyes
Date: Sunday, February 13, 2022
Location: Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, IA
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-17) are en route to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday where they will try to defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes (16-7).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers took the court against Minnesota and walked away with a win by a score of 78-65 in their last contest. In the matter of fouls, the Cornhuskers walked away with 15 and Minnesota recorded 19 fouls. They also made 7 of their 21 attempts from 3-point range. Minnesota finished the game at 82.4% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 17 tries. In addition, Minnesota snagged 34 rebounds (6 offensive, 28 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Minnesota earned 7 dimes and had 4 steals for the game. In the matter of defending, Nebraska allowed the other team to go 39.3% from the floor on 22 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 10 dimes for the matchup as well as forcing 17 turnovers and having 12 steals. In terms of pulling down boards, they earned 32 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers knocked down 15 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 53.6%. Nebraska wrapped up the game having earned a 48.3% FG percentage (28 out of 58) and converted 7 of their 18 three-point attempts.
Alonzo Verge is a player who was important for this contest. He finished the game at 66.7% from the floor and also dished out 4 assists. He played for 29 minutes played and totaled 2 rebounds. He walked away with 22 points on 8 of 12 shooting.
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Nebraska comes into this matchup with a record of 7-17 for the season. They are giving up possession 12.9 times per contest and as a team are committing 17.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Nebraska is snagging 33.5 boards per game and has accumulated 306 assists for the season, which has them ranked 182nd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Cornhuskers are shooting 30.9% on 3-pointers (167 of 541) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.5 pts per contest (155th in D-1) while going 43.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Cornhuskers are forcing 14.6 turnovers per contest while drawing 18.6 fouls. They currently rank 301st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 342 surrendered for the year. The Cornhuskers defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.9% (672 of 1,531) and they surrender 42.1 rebounds per game as a group. They relinquish 35.3% on three-point shots and they are 345th in D-1 in opponents PPG (78.2).
When they last stepped on the court, the Iowa Hawkeyes went home victorious with a score of 110-87 against Maryland. In reference to team rebounding, Iowa allowed Maryland to pull down 28 in all (11 on the offensive side). They went 53.8% from 3-point land by going 14 out of 26 and ended up going 11 out of 13 from the free throw line (84.6%). The Hawkeyes permitted Maryland to knock down 31 of their 65 tries from the field which had them sitting at 47.7% in this matchup. Overall, the Hawkeyes went 39 out of 65 from the floor which had them sitting at 60.0%. In relation to shooting from 3-point land, Iowa made 19 out of 34 attempts (55.9%). They were able to knock down 13 of them for a percentage of 61.9%. Maryland earned 16 fouls for this game which took the Hawkeyes to the charity stripe for 21 attempts. They turned it over 8 times, while getting 8 steals in this contest. The Hawkeyes corralled 25 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 36 for this contest.
Jordan Bohannon ended up being a major contributor for the Hawkeyes in the game. He knocked down 10 of 16 for this contest giving him a rate of 62.5%, and tallied 3 rebounds. He racked up 30 points in his 31 minutes on the court and totaled 5 dimes in this game.
Iowa has a win-loss record of 16-7 this year. As an offense, the Hawkeyes are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which has them ranked 85th in D-1. Iowa has tallied 1,919 pts on the season (83.4 per contest) and they grab 37.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 16.3 times per game (27th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 8.8 times per contest. The Hawkeyes are responsible for committing 16.1 fouls per game while shooting 75.6% from the charity stripe.
The Hawkeyes on the defensive end are ranked 237th in D-1 in points given up per game with 71.2. They have forced 14.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.3% from the field (205th in the nation). The Iowa defense concedes 33.8% on 3-point shots (177 of 524) and their opponents are converting on 70.2% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 13.7 assists and 36.6 total boards per game, which is 269th and 289th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Nebraska
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