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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