The Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-8, 2-6 Big Ten) will be trying to snap their five-game losing streak when they face the Iowa Hawkeyes (7-4, 5-3 Big Ten) Friday afternoon. The Cornhuskers are coming off a 15-14 loss to Wisconsin as 10-point underdogs. The Hawkeyes are coming off a 13-10 win over Minnesota as two-point underdogs.
Iowa is 8-2 in its last 10 games against Nebraska.
Cornhuskers Going For Second Road WinThe Cornhuskers have struggled this season and come into this game on a five-game losing streak. They will try to snap their streak with a win over the Hawkeyes, which will give them their second road win of the season.
Nebraska is averaging 22.5 points per game. They are throwing for 215.6 yards and rushing for 129.9 yards per game.
Casey Thompson completed 65 percent of his passes for 106 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to the Badgers. He also had 11 carries for 33 yards. Anthony Grant had 16 carries for 29 yards, while Trey Palmer had four catches for 47 yards and two touchdowns.
Nebraska has struggled defensively, giving up 28.5 points per game. They gave up 15 points in their last game and will need a similar effort if they want to win this game.
Hawkeyes Going For Fifth Consecutive WinThe Hawkeyes played well over the past month and come into this game on a four-game winning streak. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Cornhuskers, which will give them their fifth win in a row.
Iowa is averaging 17.5 points per game. They are throwing for 158.9 yards and rushing for 94.8 yards per game.
Spencer Petras completed 63 percent of his passes for 221 yards in the win over Minnesota. He also had 14 rushing yards and one touchdown. Kaleb Johnson had eight carries for 43 yards, while Sam LaPorta had four catches for 95 yards.
LaPorta, who leads the team in receiving, has been ruled out of this game.
Iowa is one of the best defensive teams in the country, giving up 13.5 points per game. They gave up 10 points in their last game and will need to keep it up if they want to get the win.
Best Bets for this Game
Full-Game Side Bet
The Cornhuskers have lost five straight games and two of their three road games. They aren’t very good offensively and rank in the bottom half when it comes to throwing and running the ball. The Hawkeyes have one of the best defenses in the country. They are great against the pass and the run and will keep Nebraska’s offense in check. The Hawkeyes have won four straight games and three of their last four home games. They aren’t very good offensively, but they haven’t had to be because their defense and special teams are great. The Cornhuskers aren’t good defensively and they’ve been worse on the road where they gave up at least 34 points in two of three games, so expect the Cornhuskers to have a hard time slowing them down. Go with Iowa to cover the spread.
Full-Game Total Pick
The Cornhuskers are averaging 22.5 points per game and 18 points per game on the road. They averaged 21.6 points per game in their last three games against the Hawkeyes. With Iowa giving up 13.5 points per game, the Cornhuskers will be held under their average in this game. The Hawkeyes are averaging 17.5 points per game and 18.6 points per game at home. They averaged 27 points per game in their last three games against the Cornhuskers. Even though Nebraska is giving up 28.5 points per game, the Hawkeyes won’t score enough points to push the score over the total.