Iowa vs. Nebraska Prediction: Picks & Betting Odds – Sunday, March 5, 2023
The Iowa Hawkeyes (19-11, 11-8 Big Ten) host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-15, 8-11 Big Ten) after winning eight straight home games. The Hawkeyes are heavy favorites by 11.5 points in the contest, which begins at 2:00 PM ET on Sunday, March 5, 2023. The matchup has a point total of 155.5.
Iowa vs. Nebraska Odds
- Iowa odds to win: -714
- Nebraska odds to win: +493
- Spread: Iowa (-11.5)
- Total: 155.5
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Game Time and Information
- Date: Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Time: 2:00 PM ET
- TV: Big Ten Network
- Where: Iowa City, Iowa
- Venue: Carver-Hawkeye Arena
Who Will Win Iowa vs. Nebraska?
Iowa and Nebraska Betting Trends, Records Against the Spread
Iowa is 5-1-1 against the spread when favored by 11.5 points or more this season.
Nebraska has a 2-5 record against the spread when an underdog by 11.5 points or more this year.
The Hawkeyes and the Cornhuskers combine to average 7.5 fewer points per game than the total of 155.5 set for this game.
Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 143.6 points per game, 11.9 fewer than the over/under for this game.
Iowa’s average point total in matchups this year is 154.9, 0.6 points below the total in this game.
The average total in Cornhuskers games this season is 18.8 fewer points than the point total of 155.5 in this outing.
The Hawkeyes are 17-12-1 against the spread this season.
The Cornhuskers have a 12-18-0 record against the spread this year.
Iowa Stats & Insights
Iowa has a +194 scoring differential, topping opponents by 6.5 points per game. It is putting up 80.7 points per game to rank 17th in college basketball and is giving up 74.2 per contest to rank 299th in college basketball.
Iowa is 66th in the nation at 33.7 rebounds per game. That’s 1.6 more than the 32.1 its opponents average.
The Hawkeyes hit 8.1 three-pointers per game (96th in college basketball), 1.3 more than their opponents (6.8). They are shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc (160th in college basketball) while allowing opponents to shoot 35.7%.
Iowa’s 101.5 points per 100 possessions on offense rank 21st in college basketball, and the 93.4 points it allows per 100 possessions rank 242nd in college basketball.
The Hawkeyes are scoring 90.6 points per game this season in home games, which is 20.7 more points than they’re averaging in away games (69.9).
Nebraska Stats & Insights
Nebraska has a -62 scoring differential, falling short by 2.1 points per game. It is putting up 67.3 points per game, 294th in college basketball, and is giving up 69.4 per contest to rank 156th in college basketball.
The 32.1 rebounds per game Nebraska accumulates rank 155th in the nation. Their opponents pull down 32.9.
Nebraska connects on 2.4 fewer threes per contest than the opposition, 6.5 (276th in college basketball) compared to its opponents’ 8.9.
Nebraska ranks 297th in college basketball averaging 88.6 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 173rd, allowing 91.3 points per 100 possessions.
At home the Cornhuskers are scoring 70.9 points per game, 6.5 more than they are averaging on the road (64.4).
Iowa Key Players to Watch
The Hawkeyes leader in points and rebounds is Kris Murray, who scores 20.5 points and grabs 8 boards per game.
Connor McCaffery is Iowa’s best passer, dispensing 3.6 assists per game while scoring 6.6 PPG.
Murray leads the Hawkeyes in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.2 shots per game from beyond the arc.
Tony Perkins and Murray lead Iowa on the defensive end, with Perkins leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Murray in blocks averaging 1.2 per contest.
Nebraska Key Players to Watch
The Cornhuskers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Derrick Walker with 13.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game.
Sam Griesel’s assist statline paces Nebraska; he dishes out 3.8 assists per game.
Keisei Tominaga makes 2.1 three-pointers per game, the most on the Cornhuskers.
Nebraska’s leader in steals is Griesel (1.2 per game), and its leader in blocks is Walker (0.7 per game).
Iowa vs. Nebraska Prediction
- Pick ATS:
- Pick OU:
Iowa 78, Nebraska 68
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