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Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAAF Betting Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAAF betting odds and game preview

On the whole Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska remains a daunting venue for visitors. Nebraska proved to be a dangerous home dog last year when they beat Michigan State. Saturday will be a much stronger college football betting challenge for the Big Red. Nebraska will be facing the powerful Ohio State Buckeyes. In head coach, Ryan Day’s first season the Buckeyes look stronger than ever. Ohio State hasn’t had to break much of sweat after four games. But a trip to Lincoln, Nebraska should keep them focused. Nebraska is making modest improvement steps.

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

When: Saturday, September 28, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
TV: ABC
Stream: ESPN

Ohio State Buckeyes Vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Ohio State -17½ (-110) 67 (-110) -950
Nebraska +17½ (-110) 67 (-110) +625
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Ohio State Buckeyes

Last week, Ohio State fell behind Miami of Ohio 5-0 but “rallied” to win 76-5. The Buckeyes are now 4-0 straight up, 3-1 against the spread, 2-1-1 over the total. National metrics are indicative of a power program. To show, OSU ranks third in the nation for scoring offense and 15th overall. Defensively the Bucks rank second overall and third in the country. Ryan Day was the offensive coordinator last year for Ohio State and coached three games when Urban Meyer was suspended. On the whole, he is proving to be a perfect fit.

Players to Watch: QB Justin Fields (880 YDS, 69.5% COMP, 9.3 AVG, 13 TD, 0 INT, 192.4 RTG, 34 RSH, 150 YDS, 4.4 YPC, 6 TD), RB JK Dobbins, (68 RSH, 477 YDS, 7.0 YPC, 5 TD, 5 REC, 42 YDS, 8.4 YPC, 1 TD), RB Master Teague (40 RSH, 249 YDS, 6.2 YPC, 1 TD), WR Binjimen Victor (14 REC, 242 YDS, 17.3 YPC, 2 TD), WR Chris Olave (13 REC, 228 YDS, 17.5 YPC, 4 TD), WR KJ Hill (15 REC, 179 YDS, 11.9 YPC, 3 TD)

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Last week may have been one of the most impressive wins in recent Nebraska history. The 42-38 win at Illinois was hardly an artistic triumph. But it did show tremendous character in that the Huskers had to fight back all night to overcome adversity. Nebraska has shown improvement offensively. To illuminate, the Huskers rank 30th in the nation for scoring. Defensively, they are inconsistent, but better as well. Nebraska ranks 56th nationally in that category.

Players to Watch: QB Adrian Martinez (1052 YDS, 61% COMP, 9.7 AVG, 7 TD, 2 INT, 10 SACK, 160.1 RTG, 61 RSH, 234 YDS, 3.8 YPC, 3 TD), RB Maurice Washington (35 RSH, 268 YDS, 7.7 YPC, 1 TD, 8 REC, 149 YDS, 18.6 YPC, 2 TD), WR JD Spielman (18 REC, 383 YDS, 21.3 YPC, 1 TD), WR Wan Dale Robinson (17 REC, 195 YDS, 11.5 YPC, 2 TD), TE Jack Stoll (10 REC, 153 YDS, 15.3 YPC, 1 TD), DL Carlos Davis (15 TACKLES, 2.5 SACKS)

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Numbers

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Ohio State Buckeyes

2-5 ATS in their last 7 away games
8-2 over the total on the road
4-1 on the board in their head to head series with Nebraska
4-1 over the total vs. the Huskers
2-5 with the odds in away games vs. Big Ten schools
8-2 over the total in road matchups vs. the Big Ten

Nebraska Cornhuskers

4-2 ATS in their last 6 games at Memorial Stadium
3-6 under the total at home
0-2 ATS vs. Ohio State at Memorial Stadium
2-0 over the total at home against the Buckeyes
5-6 with the odds at Memorial Stadium vs. Big Ten schools
6-1-1 over the total when hosting Big Ten opponents

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Picks

As was previously noted Ohio State has not been a strong sport betting value as a road favorite. Nebraska nearly upset the Buckeyes at Ohio State last year. And the Huskers are a much better team for 2019.

Score Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers 30, Ohio State Buckeyes 31