Odds, Spread, DFS Picks, and More

Here’s everything you need to prepare for college football betting on Nebraska vs. Iowa this Friday, including picks, predictions, odds, DFS values ​​and more.

Nebraska vs. Iowa Bet Preview

  • Distribution
    Iowa (-10.5)
  • Money line
    Iowa (-380); Nebraska (+320)
  • Over/under
  • Game time
    4:00 a.m. ET
  • Location
    Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City, IA
  • Forecast weather at the start
    48 degrees, sunny, 10 mph wind
  • How to look
    fuboTV, Big Ten Network

Top DFS picks and fantasy plays

  • QB Casey Thompson, Nebraska ($6,700)
  • QB Spencer Petras, Iowa ($6,400)
  • QB Alex Padilla, Iowa ($6,400)
  • RB Caleb Johnson, Iowa ($6,800)
  • RB LeShon Williams, Iowa ($6,200)
  • RB Anthony Grant, Nebraska ($5,900)
  • RB Gabe Ervin Jr., Nebraska ($5,000)
  • WR Trey Palmer, Nebraska ($7,900)
  • WR Nico Ragaini, Iowa ($5,500)
  • WR Arland Bruce IV, Iowa ($5,400)
  • WR Marcus Washington, Nebraska ($5,400)
  • WR Oliver Martin, Nebraska ($5,100)
  • WR Brody Brecht, Iowa ($5,100)
  • WR Chancellor Brewington, Nebraska ($4,900)
  • TE Travis Vokolek, Nebraska ($4,900)
  • TE Luke Lachey, Iowa ($4,500)

There aren’t many standout plays in this game, but you’ll want to invest in Iowa’s backfield somehow. Nebraska’s defense has been a sieve for most of the season, allowing at least 150 yards in each of its last five games.

At $6,800, Caleb Johnson is a great deal. He’s thrown more snaps than LeShon Williams this year, and he’s been significantly more dynamic and efficient with his touches.

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Neither QB is a great option at their price — especially Casey Thompson against Iowa’s suffocating pass defense. That said, wide receiver Trey Palmer is worth a look. When Nebraska’s offense succeeds, it does so because of him. Palmer has 62 catches for 878 yards and seven scores this year, including two interceptions against Wisconsin.

Another big flex spot acquisition is Iowa TE Luke Lachey at $4,500. Sam LaPorta is expected to miss this game for Iowa, making Lachey the top TE on a team that often draws big-bodied pass catchers.

Along with LaPorta last week, Lachey had five catches for 77 yards. This week he will be the primary weapon at TE. Not only does he handle a big workload, but he has the ability to roll into the red zone at 6’6″, 252 pounds.

Prediction between Nebraska and Iowa

Even in their current streak, it’s hard to call Iowa an inspiring team. But credit should be given where there is a credit period. The Hawkeyes got off to a slow start to the season, but since a 54-10 loss to Ohio State in October, they have gone on a four-game winning streak. Three of those wins came by double digits against Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin.

Last week, the Hawkeyes defeated Big Ten West contender Minnesota 13-10 to take the tiebreaker lead in the West Division. Iowa now has wins against Purdue and Minnesota, and if they win against Nebraska, they will be in the Big Ten Championship game.

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While Nebraska is a perfect opponent, going 3-8 after the midseason head coach was fired, there’s a lot on the line for Iowa this week. They have no chance of going flat out, and an experienced coach like Kirk Ferentz should be able to lock them down.

With these two teams, the bottom feels right. But even with a lower-than-projected total, Iowa can close the spread with its quality defense and a few big plays on offense. Expect Ferentz to deliver in a low-pressure but high-stakes environment.

Forecast: Iowa 23, Nebraska 10


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