Iowa picks vs Nebraska: top bets, current odds, injury updates and more for Friday’s game
The final week of the regular season will bring a Black Friday border rivalry to the heart of the country as the Nebraska Cornhuskers hit the road to meet the Iowa Hawkeyes. The game kicks off at 1:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.
Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) will play its second 10-game campaign in three seasons on Friday and just picked up a 33-22 victory over Illinois last week. In typical Iowa fashion, the defense and special teams played a big part in the victory. Kicker Caleb Shaduk scored four field goals in the game and returner Charlie Jones delivered a 100-yard punt return. Jack Campbell also provided a six-pick in the win. The Hawkeyes can take the Big Ten West with a win and a loss at Wisconsin this weekend.
Nebraska (3-8, 1-7 Big Ten) is counting the seconds until this season’s happy ending. As has been the case throughout the season, the Cornhuskers faced Wisconsin last Saturday, but ultimately fell short in a 35-28. Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez’s career may have ended last week when he was knocked out of the game with a shoulder injury. The Cornhuskers’ all-time all-time all-time leader will miss Friday’s game in Nebraska.
Here’s all the data you’ll need, and a choice for the game!
SP + rankings
Iowa: 18th overall, 93rd attack, 3rd defense
Nebraska: 33rd overall, 30th attack, 22nd defense
Questionable QB Spencer Petras – Undisclosed
QB Adrian Martinez Out – Shoulder
Dubious RB Rahmir Johnson – Undisclosed
OL Jojo Domann Out for the season – Hand
ATS / Total
Against the spread
Iowa: 6-5 ATS
Nebraska: 7-4 ATS
Iowa: Over 4-7
Nebraska: Over 5-5-1
Broadcast: Nebraska -1
Moneyline: Iowa -105, Nebraska -115
Opening line: Choose them
Opening total: 45
39 degrees, 11 MPH Winds SSE, Partly cloudy
Picks: Iowa +1
Iowa is still aiming for a division title while Nebraska will rely on the reserve quarterback to get the job done in this one on Friday. The home side will be more motivated at home for the senior day, so grab it with the Hawks.
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