Iowa vs. Nebraska - 2/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-15) at Iowa Hawkeyes (16-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -15 -- Over/Under: 159
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Iowa Hawkeyes meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win to snap a seven-game losing streak. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 74.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 74.9 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Haanif Cheatham is averaging 13.1 points and 1.5 assists while Cameron Mack is averaging 12.8 points and 4.7 rebounds. Dachon Burke Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Jervay Green is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 59 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t won a road game this season.
The Iowa Hawkeyes look to stay hot after winning six of their last eight games. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 79.6 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 69.9 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Luka Garza is averaging 23.1 points and 10.7 rebounds while Joe Wieskamp is averaging 14.9 points and 6.2 rebounds. CJ Fredrick is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Bohannon is dishing 3.3 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.9 percent from the free throw line. The Iowa Hawkeyes are allowing 30.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Iowa Hawkeyes haven’t lost a home game since November 11.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Iowa Hawkeyes should win this game rather easily, as they're playing solid basketball as of late and win at home by an average of 14.3 points while shooting 46.6 percent from the field. As bad as the Nebraska Cornhuskers have been lately, they are a solid 5-2 ATS on the road and have covered five of their six games as a double-digit underdog. In a conference game, this feels like too many points to leave on the table. I'll take a shot with the Nebraska Cornhuskers and the free buckets.