Nebraska vs. Iowa - 11/24/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska vs. Iowa - 11/24/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by USA TODAY Sports

Iowa Hawkeyes (6-5) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-7)

College Football: Friday, November 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lincoln)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +3 -- Over/Under: Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Friday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The Iowa Hawkeyes look for a spark of consistency heading into the bowl season after splitting their last 10 games. The Iowa Hawkeyes have lost three straight road games. Nate Stanley is completing 55.4 percent of his passes for 2,146 yards, 23 touchdowns and six interceptions. Stanley has one or less touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Nick Easley and Noah Fant have combined for 851 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while Matt VandeBerg has 25 receptions. The Iowa Hawkeyes ground game is averaging 126.9 yards per contest, and Akrum Wadley leads the way with 862 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 20.5 points and 363.4 yards per game. Josey Jewell leads the Iowa Hawkeyes with 117 tackles, Anthony Nelson has six sacks and Josh Jackson has seven interceptions. 

The Nebraska Cornhuskers would love to end the season on a high note after dropping five of their last six games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost three straight home games. Tanner Lee is completing 57.9 percent of his passes for 2,938 yards, 21 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Lee has two or more touchdown passes in six of his last eight games. Stanley Morgan Jr. and JD Spielman have combined for 1,742 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns while De'Mornay Pierson-El has 42 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 111.1 yards per contest, and Devine Ozigbo leads the way with 480 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 34.6 points and 429.9 yards per game. Chris Weber leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 80 tackles, Ben Stille has 3.5 sacks and Aaron Williams has two interceptions.

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The Hawkeyes are 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games on fieldturf, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 1-8-2 ATS in their last 11 home games, 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games in November and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Hawkeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 4-1-1 in Cornhuskers last 6 games overall and the over is 5-1 in Hawkeyes last 6 Friday games.

Iowa has been hit or miss the last couple of months, but that's far more than we can say for Nebraska, a squad that has just one win since the month of October. The Nebraska Cornhuskers aren't doing much of anything right, especially on the defensive side of the ball where they've allowed 110 points the last two weeks and are allowing 5.4 yards per carry on the season. Five of the last six teams to play Nebraska have over 200 rushing yards. That's bad news when going up against a physical Iowa bunch that usually wants to set the tone on the ground. So, while I love making cases for underdogs at home, I have no choice but to eat the small line with the road team here.

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Randy’s Pick Iowa Hawkeyes -3

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

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