Nebraska vs. Iowa - 11/29/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Iowa Hawkeyes (8-3) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-6)
College Football: Friday, November 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm (Tom Osborne Field at Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +4.5 -- Over/Under:
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Friday in week 14 college football action at Memorial Stadium as they close out the CFB regular season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look for another win after winning four of their last five games. The Iowa Hawkeyes have split their last four road games. Nate Stanley is completing 59.8 percent of his passes for 2,639 yards, 14 touchdowns and six interceptions. Stanley has three or more touchdown passes in six of his last 20 games. Ihmir Smith-Marsette and Tyrone Tracy Jr. have combined for 1,223 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Brandon Smith has 33 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 131.7 yards per contest, and Mekhi Sargent leads the way with 488 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 12.2 points and 306.1 yards per game. Kristian Welch leads the Iowa Hawkeyes with 70 tackles, A.J. Epenesa has seven sacks and Michael Ojemudia has three interceptions.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a victory here in order to become bowl eligible. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost three of their last four home games. Adrian Martinez is completing 59.7 percent of his passes for 1,906 yards, 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in 10 of his last 18 games. JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson have combined for 1,317 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Kanawai Noa has 17 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 205 yards per contest, and Dedrick Mills leads the way with 651 yards and 10 touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 27.8 points and 394.7 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 83 tackles, Khalil Davis has eight sacks and Lamar Jackson has three interceptions.
The Hawkeyes are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss and 5-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Cornhuskers are 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 home games, 1-7 ATS in their last 8 conference games and 1-7 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Nebraska and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings. The under is 5-2 in Cornhuskers last 7 home games. The under is 8-1-1 in Hawkeyes last 10 games overall.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine games as a road favorite. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 0-7 ATS in their last seven games as a home underdog. The Iowa Hawkeyes remain one of the more consistent team in the country, as they stick to their game plan, don't beat themselves and all three of their losses were by one score to ranked teams. The Nebraska Cornhuskers blew out Maryland, but the needle doesn't move much for that result. Nebraska doesn't show up against the big boys and has a very inconsistent quarterback. I love home underdogs this time of year, but it's Iowa or pass for me. I can't back Nebraska.