Nebraska Vs Iowa Spread, ATS Pick & TV InfoJosh Bailey
The Week 13 college football Nebraska Vs Iowa spread favors the Iowa Hawkeyes hosting the 18th ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten West battle in Iowa City, Iowa. Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, November 25th at Kinnick Stadium in front of a crowd of 70,585.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 9-2 this year with both losses in the Big Ten Conference, but they are a lackluster 5-5-1 against the football point-spread. The Iowa Hawkeyes have a record of 7-4 so far this season and are 5-6-0 ATS so far in 2016.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Vs Iowa Hawkeyes Spread, ATS Pick & TV Info
This Midwest battle had the college betting spread open with Iowa -3.0 as the hometown favorite. The line has been fluctuating within ½ point of 3 with the Cornhuskers quarterback options in question.
What: No.17 Nebraska Cornhuskers (9-2) at Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4)
When: Friday, November 25, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Iowa City, IA
Stadium: Kinnick Stadium
Spread: Iowa -3
Game Total: N/A
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Nebraska vs Iowa
Bet on Nebraska +3 Because…
The traditional way Nebraska has buried opponents in the past has been to pummel them with a bunch of beefy linemen leading a power back running over defenses, but that has changed. The Huskers defense is what is keeping them in games and winning games this year.
Nebraska has been stellar on defense this year and have only allowed 3 of the 11 teams they played score more than 24 points in 2016. The defense is semi balanced with a decent passing D ranked 51st and an excellent rushing defense ranked No. 25 that gives then the No. 21 Defense in the nation.
Iowa’s defense should worry Nebraska.. It gave up only 201 yards against Michigan before holding the Illini to 198.
Bet on Iowa -3 Because…
The Cornhuskers may be shuffling 2nd or 3rd string QBs around since Tommy Armstrong Jr and the first backup Ryker Fyfe are questionable. The home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 between these 2 teams.
When asked who would be taking first-team reps in practice, head coach Riley bluntly responded, “I don’t know.” If neither Armstrong nor Fyfe can play, there’s a chance wide receiver Zack Darlington could start at quarterback. Darlington, who served as Fyfe’s backup last week, was a three-star quarterback as a dual threat in high school and could have some success.
The Iowa Hawkeyes seem to be peaking at the exact right time, and after the amazing Upset over the Iowa Hawkeyes followed by a shutout 28-0 over Illinois. Also, this Hawkeye defense is underrated and has shown extreme strength the last 3 weeks. They held Illinois to just 198 total yards last week and rank 15th in points allowed only giving up 18.6 points a game.
Nebraska Vs Iowa ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
A side nugget may be on the over-under total for the game The under is an interesting play here due to the trends here. Nebraska has played to an under on the total in 9 of its last 10 Conference games while the Iowa Hawkeyes have gone under the total in 7 of their last 10.
Don’t get fooled by an Iowa Hawkeyes team that has spots of talent and spots of strength, but it is fleeting my friends. Take the easy money on the Nebraska Cornhuskers to cover in this game. I would recommend playing the Moneyline on Nebraska winning straight up and bet it to the under.