Nebraska vs. Iowa: Prediction, point spread, odds, best bet

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will look to achieve bowl eligibility in year one of the Matt Rhule era on Friday afternoon against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

The Huskers and Hawkeyes are set to kick off at 11:00 a.m. CT on Friday, with the game televised nationally on CBS.

Entering game week, Vegas didn’t love the Huskers’ chances of doing so with the Iowa Hawkeyes opening as a slight one-point favorite. However, the betting public has quickly jumped on the matchup and has bet heavily in favor of the Huskers with the spread as of Tuesday morning flipping to -1.5 in favor of the Huskers according to BetMGM.

Similarly, the over/under for the game opened at an extremely low 29.5 points and has quickly been bet down to 26.5 points.

The Huskers enter the week in the midst of a three-game losing streak after winning five of six from mid-September through the end of October. This past weekend, they fell to the Wisconsin Badgers 24-17 in overtime on a three-yard touchdown run by Braelon Allen.

Iowa this past weekend clinched a spot in the Big Ten championship game with a 15-13 win over Illinois, their third win in a row since a controversial loss to Minnesota in late October. The Hawkeyes enter this week with a 9-2 record and ranked 16th in the College Football Playoff poll.

Nebraska leads the series all-time between the two programs 30-20-3 though the Hawkeyes have dominated the series of late winning eight of the last 10.

    • Point spread: Nebraska -1.5

    • Over-under: 26.5 points

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Story originally appeared on Cornhuskers Wire