Iowa vs. Nebraska - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-5) at Iowa Hawkeyes (10-4)
College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Carver-Hawkeye Arena)
The Line: Iowa Hawkeyes -11 -- Over/Under: 125.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Big Ten Network
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Nebraska Cornhuskers face off on Monday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in college basketball action.
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 10-4 this season and they are coming off of a monster win at Ohio State in their Big Ten conference opener last week. Iowa is averaging 70.7 points and they are shooting 41 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 59.3 points and their opponents are shooting 37.3 percent. Aaron White is averaging 16 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to lead the Hawkeyes. Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 11.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, Mike Gessell is averaging 7.0 points, and Gabriel Olaseni is averaging 8.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. Iowa is 8-1 at home this season.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-5 this season and they are coming off of a loss in their Big Ten opener against Indiana. Nebraska is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.2 points and their opponents are shooting 38.7 percent. Terran Petteway is averaging 19.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game to lead the Huskers. Shavon Shields is averaging 17.4 points and 6.9 rebounds, Walter Pitchford is averaging 7.7 points, and Benny Parker is averaging 6.5 points. Nebraska is 1-2 on the road this season.
Iowa is 31-15 against the spread following a win, 2-10 against the spread in their last 12 home games, and 1-7 against the spread against the Big Ten. Nebraska is 14-4 against the spread against the Big Ten, 0-5 against the spread following a loss, and 0-8 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
The total looks to be far too low and my free pick is the over.