Iowa at Nebraska - 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Iowa at Nebraska - 2/25/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-20) vs Iowa Hawkeyes (19-8)

Game Info: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 9:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +11 -- Over/Under: 161.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes will go on the road to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten game on Friday night.

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 19-8 (9-7) this season and have won five of their last six games. Iowa is coming off of a win against Michigan State by a score of 86-60. Iowa held MSU to 35.2% shooting from the field and made 12 three pointers in the win. Keegan Murray led the Hawkeyes with 28 points and 5 rebounds in the game. Iowa is averaging 83.6 points per game and is giving up 71 points per game against, while also averaging 37.5 rebounds per game and 16.1 assists per game. Keegan Murray is averaging 23.5 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per game, while Patrick McCaffery is averaging 10.8 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes. Iowa is shooting 45.9% on field goals, 75.8% on free throws, and 35% on three pointers.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-10 (1-15) this season and have lost three games in a row. Nebraska lost to Northwestern in their last game by a score of 77-65. Nebraska allowed Northwestern to shoot 50% from the field and gave up 13 made three pointers in the game. Bryce McGowens led the Cornhuskers with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the game. Nebraska is averaging 72.3 points per game and is giving up 79.3 points per game against, while also averaging 33.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game. Bryce McGowens is averaging 16.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game, while Alonzo Verge Jr. is averaging 13.7 points per game and 5 assists per game for the Cornhuskers. Nebraska is shooting 43.2% on field goals, 71.6% on free throws, and 30.6% on three pointers.

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Iowa is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 Friday games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 20-8-1 in Iowa’s last 29 games. Nebraska is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games. The over is 15-7 in Nebraska’s last 22 games. The home team is 9-0 ATS in these two teams last 9 head to head meetings.

Iowa comes into this game with a ton of momentum and is ranked #25 in the nation. Nebraska has been very bad this season and lost to Iowa 98-75 in their first game of the season. The over is set very high for this game, but neither team is sharp on defense. I am taking the over as there was 173 points scored in the first game.

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