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NEBRASKA vs Iowa: How To Watch Huskers Football - Spreads, Odds, Game Time, TV/Streaming/Radio

The Huskers and Iowa yet again this season break the record for lowest Over/Under since 2000. Yay, us. Now can we please beat these jackwagons for the 2nd straight year?

Nebraska v Wisconsin Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images

THE BETTING BASICS

Current Line: Nebraska -2 12
Moneyline: Nebraska -135 Iowa +114
Over/Under: 25 (Over -115 Under -105)
ESPN Analytics Matchup Predictor: Huskers 39.6% / Iowa 60.4%

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.


HOW SHOULD YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY

A glance at the current wagering trends show that 77% of the bets currently placed are on Iowa. The fact the line started at Iowa -1 and has moved to Nebraska -2 12 would indicate big money is on Nebraska. Is Nebraska big money smarter than a bunch of Iowegians gamely betting $11?

Maybe it would best to just take that Under 25.

By the way, if you want to go all in on a Chubba Purdy parlay, try this on for size:

  • Over 33.5 yards rushing
  • Over 124.5 yards passing
  • Over 0.5 TDs

$10 pays $47. Enjoy your Chubba Day. You’re welcome.

As for Mark, he is keeping it simple this week:

“Easy. Nebraska (-2.5) and the under (24.5).”


GAME THOUGHTS

I would speak of Iowa’s offensive weapons except there aren’t any. Deacon Hill at QB exemplifies the futility by being neither fast nor accurate. He will be the polar opposite of Tanner Mordecai’s elusiveness and a sitting duck for the Husker pass rush.

Nebraska’s offense can move the ball, just not consistently except when it comes to being unable to finish drives via turnover, questionable 3rd & 4th down play calls and missed field goals.

Both defenses are stout, but if we’re honest, most of that stoutness has come against some of the worst offenses in the nation. Both the Huskers and the Hawkeyes are beat up injury-wise and both will struggle to score.

I’m going to say the Huskers snag an early touchdown as they have done a couple of times with Purdy, but Iowa’s D contains him for the rest of the afternoon. In the process of doing so, they will also score a defensive TD at some point. We’ve all seen game-winning field goals at the gun before in this series. Iowa 10 Huskers 7

Now, for some chow and perhaps more hex-breaking. ;-)

Nebraska v Wisconsin Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images

GAME DAY INFO

Date/Time: Friday, Nov 24th at 11:00am CDT

Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE

Surface: Field Turf (Crafted by The Bobfather himself in Husker Valhalla)

Opposition Blog: Check out Iowa news at Black Hearts Gold Pants, SBNation’s site covering the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Series Record: The Huskers lead the all-time series 30-20-3. The Huskers broke a Hawkeye 7-game winning last year with a 24-17 victory in Iowa City.

TV: The game will be broadcast on CBS with Play-by-Play: Tom McCarthy and Analyst: Ross Tucker and Tiffany Blackmon on the sidelines.

Radio: Huskers Radio Network. The audio can also be streamed live for free at Huskers.com or the Huskers App. The crew will be: Greg Sharpe, Damon Benning, and Jessica Coody. The pre- and post-game shows will be handled by Matt Coatney, Zach Potter & Ben McLaughlin.

More streaming options: The official Huskers App is available on iTunes and Google Play. You can access the Spanish broadcast on Huskers.com the Huskers app with Kike Morales, Oscar Monterroso & Hannah Bassham.

Weather: It should be around 28 degrees at kickoff rising to freezing or so by game’s end and will be overcast throughout.


TRIVIA

  • Iowa holds an 8-4 edge in the series since Nebraska joined the Big Ten, including a 5-1 record against the Huskers in Lincoln. Nebraska still maintains an overall 11-6 edge overall in games at Memorial Stadium.
  • The past five meetings between the teams have been decided by a total of 26 points, including last-second field goals in 2018 and 2019.
  • The schools met 41 times before Nebraska joined the Big Ten, but played just six times between 1946 and 2011. Nebraska won three of four games in a four-game series between 1979 and 1982, and swept a home-and-home series in 1999 and 2000.
  • This Friday’s game with Iowa will mark the 34th consecutive season the Huskers have played on Black Friday.
  • Nebraska met Oklahoma in the final six seasons of the Big Eight Conference (1990 to 1995), then played Colorado in all 15 of the Huskers’ Big 12 Conference years (1996 to 2010), before taking on Iowa each of the 13 seasons it has been a Big Ten member, including this year.
  • Nebraska is 10-7 at home in Black Friday games since 1990, including 1-5 against Iowa.
Nebraska v Iowa Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images

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