Nebraska vs Iowa Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/5/23

Iowa Hawkeyes (19-11) vs Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-15)

Game Info: Sunday, March 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)

Betting Odds: Iowa Hawkeyes -10.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Iowa Hawkeyes in a Big Ten game on Sunday afternoon at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

Nebraska Preview

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 15-15 (8-11) this season after they lost to Michigan State by a score of 80-67 in their last game. Nebraska shot 51% from the field and was -7 in rebounding margin in the loss. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 67.3 points per game, 69.4 points against per game, 34.7 rebounds per game, and 12.8 assists per game. Derrick Walker has led the Cornhuskers this season with 13.8 points per game, 7.1 rebounds per game, and 3.6 assists per game. Nebraska is shooting 45.4% from the field, 63.8% on free throws, and 31.7% on three pointers this year.

Iowa Preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes are 19-11 (11-8) this season after they defeated Indiana by a score of 90-68 in their last game. Iowa shot 55.6% from the field and made 13 three pointers in the win. The Iowa Hawkeyes are averaging 80.7 points per game, 74.2 points against per game, 36.4 rebounds per game, and 16.7 assists per game. Kris Murray has led the Hawkeyes this season with 20.5 points per game, 8.0 rebounds per game, and 1.8 assists per game. Iowa is shooting 45.8% from the field, 73.9% on free throws, and 34.7% on three pointers this year.


Nebraska is 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games and 1-9 ATS in their last 10 road games. The over is 6-0 in Nebraska’s last 6 games. Iowa is 17-8 ATS in their last 25 Sunday games and 47-21-3 ATS in their last 71 home games. The over is 15-6 in Iowa’s last 21 games. The home team is 14-3 ATS in these two team last 17 head to head meetings.


Iowa is coming off of a great road win against Indiana and will be at home for this game. Iowa has played great basketball at home this season and they should have a great game against a questionable Nebraska defense. Iowa is scoring 80.7 points per game, but they are allowing 74.2 points against per game. I like the over here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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