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Under Best Bet in Iowa vs Nebraska NCAA Football Picks

Two of the Big Ten’s top defenses will clash when the Nebraska Cornhuskers host the Iowa Hawkeyes on Friday. Iowa will be looking to build on its win over Illinois after it clinched the Big Ten West title, but the ‘Huskers have plenty to play for as well. Nebraska is searching for its sixth win and a bowl berth.

It should be another low-scoring matchup between the two teams, with college football odds slightly favoring Nebraska.

Under Best Bet in Iowa vs Nebraska NCAA Football Picks
Under Best Bet in Iowa vs Nebraska NCAA Football Picks

Iowa Secures West Title

The Hawkeyes made a late-game comeback in the fourth quarter against Illinois to win the Big Ten West title.

Though it was a touchdown run that put Iowa in the lead, its defense was still key to the win as well. The defense opened the scoring with a safety and forced a turnover on downs after Iowa’s lead-grabbing score.

The Hawkeyes held Illinois to 15 points and 280 total yards, even with star defensive back Cooper DeJean out with an injury. In their last five games, they have limited opponents to 7.6 points and 229.6 total yards a game.

Iowa may plan to sit some key players against Nebraska to prepare for the Big Ten title game against Michigan or Ohio State, but its defense should still remain strong. However, bettors may still want to see how it starts before looking at college football live betting odds.

Nebraska Skid Puts Bowl Hopes in Jeopardy

The Cornhuskers lost their third straight game after they couldn’t pull it out in overtime against Wisconsin.

Nebraska made a late-game comeback to force overtime against the Badgers, scoring a field goal in the closing seconds, but it wasn’t able to do anything more in the extra time.

The game was the third straight where the ‘Huskers’ offense has fallen short. They have averaged 14.7 points and 303.3 total yards a game in that time to fall by a touchdown or less in each of those games while turning it over a combined nine times in that span.

Nebraska will look to get its offense back on track to finish its season on a high note, but against a tough Iowa defense, it should be a solid NCAA football pick to struggle again.

Iowa vs Nebraska Best Bet

Iowa and Nebraska will renew their rivalry once more to close out the season, and the clash should be a close and defensive battle. College football spreads are favoring the Cornhuskers by 2½ points and setting the total at 26½ points.

However, despite the small over/under from the sportsbook, the two should stay under yet again due to a couple of strong defenses. Iowa’s defense is the reason it has gone 9-2 and clinched the West, and it should make things difficult for a Nebraska offense that has struggled with turnovers lately.

Nebraska’s defense has been solid as well, ranking fifth in the Big Ten while allowing 18.7 points a game. Against one of the worst offenses in the nation in the Hawkeyes, Nebraska should be able to get plenty of stops.

Iowa has hit the under in its last six games, and it should make it seven in a row against Nebraska.

College Football Pick: Under 26½ points (-110)



Iowa vs Nebraska Betting Lines

Iowa vs Nebraska Game Information

  • Game: Iowa (9-2) vs Nebraska (5-6)
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
  • Day/Time: Friday, Nov. 24, Noon ET
  • Iowa vs Nebraska Live Stream: ESPN


Questions Of The Day

Should bettors consider the possibility of an upset in this game?

Yes, they should consider the possibility of an upset. Either team could come out on top.

Should bettors consider the possibility of a low-scoring, defensive-minded game?

Definitely. There shouldn’t be much offense in what is likely to be a low-scoring battle.

The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.

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