Against The Spread Pick
The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t had much to cheer for this basketball season, but they make a visit to Carver-Hawkeye Arena looking for the season sweep, as they shocked this same Iowa team on the road earlier this season. For the Hawkeyes, they were completely shell-shocked in their ugly road loss at Purdue earlier this week. That is now two losses in the last three games for Iowa. Now they must avoid overlooking the Big Ten’s current 13th-place Cornhuskers. Iowa has won six of the last 10 head-to-head meetings. The Cornhuskers have found a way to cover the spread in two of the last three meetings. Returning home could be what the doctor ordered for the Hawkeyes. Take Iowa to cover -14.5 points.
Over Under Pick
Even in their struggles, the Cornhuskers have still found a way to be a pretty consistent scoring team. Nebraska has scored at least 64 points in six straight games. Iowa has had some really high scoring games in the Big Ten this season. That includes in their ugly loss at Purdue in their last game, as they combined with the Boilermakers for a 172-point total. A 157-point total is quite high, and not taking away from the Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers scoring ability, but taking the under is the best call here.