Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

The Nebraska Cornhuskers play their final home game of the season as they host the Iowa Hawkeyes in Lincoln on Wednesday.  The Cornhuskers are -1.5 point favorites over the Hawkeyes with an over/under point total set at 135.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are winding down their first season as members of the Big Ten and Doc Sadler know there will be better years in the future. Nebraska is 4-12 in the Big 10, 9-7 at home this season, and tied for 11th place in the conference standings. Bo Spencer is averaging 15.1 points, Toney McCray is averaging 9.8 points and 4.5 rebounds, and Dylan Talley is averaging 8.8 points. As a team the Huskers are averaging 60.9 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 64.7 points and their opponents are shooting 44.8 percent. Nebraska has lost six of their last seven games.

The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost three of their last five games and if Fran McCaffrey’s team can at the very least split their last two they can finish above .500 for the season. Iowa is 7-9 in the Big 10, 2-8 on the road this season, and they are tied for seventh place in the conference standings. Matt Gatens is averaging 15.7 points, Roy Devyn Marble is averaging 11.1 points, and Aaron White is averaging 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds. As a team the Hawkeyes are averaging 72.7 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.7 points and their opponents are shooting 45.5 percent. Iowa has come up big several times this season but other times they have just failed to rise to the occasion

Nebraska is 1-4 against the spread following a loss, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 home games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall. Iowa is 5-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 5-1 against the spread in their last six Wednesday games.

This game should be a pick at best but actually Iowa is the better team here and where I am going.

Pick

Iowa Hawkeyes +1.5 Nebraska Cornhuskers

February 29, 2012 by : Posted in College Basketball, Sportsbook No Comments

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