The Iowa Hawkeyes have faded a bit in conference play after a fast start to their season, but they face a Nebraska team on Sunday that is coming off of its first win in almost two months. The Hawkeyes are 12-2 at home this season, while the Cornhuskers haven’t won a game on the road all year. Iowa’s Keegan Murray has been the most prolific scorer in the Big Ten in 2021-22, and has another chance to put up big points when the two programs tip-off at 2 p.m. ET.
The Hawkeyes are favored by 16.5-points in the latest Iowa vs. Nebraska odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 159. Before entering any Nebraska vs. Iowa picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the proven computer model at SportsLine.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Iowa vs. Nebraska. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds for Iowa vs. Nebraska:
- Iowa vs. Nebraska spread: Iowa -16.5
- Iowa vs. Nebraska over-under: 159 points
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What you need to know about Iowa
The Hawkeyes took the win in their contest against the Maryland Terrapins this past Thursday, 110-87. Much of Iowa’s success on offense came from guard Jordan Bohannon, who shot 10-for-16 from beyond the arc and finished with 30 points and five assists. Murray finished with 30 points of his own, as well as seven rebounds and two blocks. Head coach Fran McCaffery was able to get everyone involved in the victory, and 14 players all got minutes.
Iowa has one of the highest-scoring offenses in the country, averaging 83.4 points per game. The Hawkeyes are also tops in the Big Ten in steals during conference matchups, with 8.1. Murray plucks 1.3 steals per contest this season, but guard Joe Toussaint leads the team with 1.6.
What you need to know about Nebraska
Nebraska didn’t look like the team that had lost 10 straight games heading into its win against Minnesota last Wednesday, when it beat the Gophers, 78-65. Guard Alonzo Verge Jr. was the offensive standout of the matchup for Nebraska, scoring 22 points. Bryce McGowens was the next top offensive player for the Huskers, with 16 points, four rebounds and a steal. McGowens has been the top player for Nebraska this season as a freshman, averaging 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
The Huskers have been feisty on defense this season as well, and average 6.8 steals in their conference matchups. Verge has been the top defender, with 1.6 steals per start. Unfortunately for head coach Fred Hoiberg, Nebraska has also been one of the worst teams at limiting mistakes, averaging the second-most turnovers per game in conference play (12.8).
How to make Nebraska vs. Iowa picks
The model has simulated Iowa vs. Nebraska 10,000 times and the results are in. We can tell you that the model is leaning under, and it’s also generated a point-spread pick that is hitting in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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