Nebraska Football vs. Iowa predictions and odds for Week 13

Iowa Hawkeyes running back Tyler Goodson (15) runs the ball (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports)
Iowa Hawkeyes running back Tyler Goodson (15) runs the ball (Dylan Widger-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Nebraska football season is coming to an end with a whimper rather than a bang once again. Black Friday marks the last game of what has been another lost season in an ever-increasing string of lost seasons.

Worse than the fact that the Huskers have just gotten worse as the season has gone on, including a heartbreaking loss to a bad Wisconsin team, is that Friday’s opponent, Iowa has been getting better and better as the season has crept on.

There was a time when it really looked like the Hawkeyes might finally have to put Kirk Ferentz out to pasture after his team got off to an incredibly rough start that included no offense to speak of. However, he’s managed to turn things around to the point that the Hawkeyes have to be the odds on favorite to win the Big Ten West these days.

Nebraska football vs. Iowa Odds Week 13

That’s likely why the spread for this Friday’s game has only grown over the last few days. Iowa opened as a 9.5-point favorite over Nebraska football. According to both FanDuel and WynnBett they are now 10.5-point favorites.

The total for the game is shocking low given the point spread, as Vegas has decided there isn’t going to be much in the way of scoring. The total according to both FanDuel and WynnBet, is just 38.5 at the moment.

Nebraska football vs. Iowa Prediction Week 13

The worst news of all is that both those numbers make too much sense not to put big money on Iowa this week.

The Nebraska football team is walking around and talking like they think the season is already over. They’re coming off a game in which they managed just 14 points. It’s not been a month since the Huskers have scored 20 points in a game.

It seems like an extremely safe bet to put quite a bit of money on Iowa and the spread and the under for this Nebraska football game.