Nebraska vs. Iowa - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Iowa Hawkeyes (16-10) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-13)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Iowa Hawkeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Sunday at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.
The Iowa Hawkeyes need a big win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Iowa is averaging 69 points o n43.2 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Aaron White is averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds while Jarrod Uthoff is averaging 12.3 points and six rebounds. Gabriel Olaseni is grabbing five rebounds and Mike Gesell is dishing 3.6 assists. The Iowa Hawkeyes have five players averaging at least 7.2 points, and they’re shooting 73.3 percent from the lien and 32.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Iowa is allowing 32 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in five straight games.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to snap a four-game skid and get above a .500 record. On the season, Nebraska is averaging 62.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting and is allowing 61.6 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Terran Petteway is averaging 18.3 points and three assists while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. Walter Pitchford is grabbing 4.7 rebounds and Benny Parker is shooting 37.3 percent from the field. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have three players averaging at least 7.4 points, and they’re shooting 71.9 percent from the line and 29.3 percent from downtown. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last seven games.
The Hawkeyes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a SU win of more than 20 points. The Cornhuskers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
Maybe I'm crazy for keep backing the Nebraska Cornhuskers, but this is a talented squad that should be winning a lot more games. The one thing the Cornhuskers do is play well in front of their home fans. In a toss up game, expect the Huskers to come out on top.