UCLA vs. Nebraska Odds

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LINCOLN, NE (The Spread) – One of the featured games of this week has No. 23 Nebraska hosting No. 16 UCLA at Noon ET on ABC.

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Nebraska is 2-0 on the season, 2-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. UCLA is 1-0 on the season, 1-0 against the spread and playing in its first road game. UCLA picked up a 36-30 win at home over the Cornhuskers last year. The home team has covered the spread in five straight between these two.

Trends show that UCLA is 4-1 against the spread in its last 5 non-conference games while Nebraska is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games against a team with a winning record.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Nebraska is the slight favorite at home, as the Cornhuskers have odds of -4.5 points against UCLA. The over/under total for this game has been set at 70 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Nebraska favored by 4 points. The spread reached a peak of 6 points before falling back to 4.5. The over/under total opened at 70 points. The total hit 70.5 early on before moving back to 70.

Nebraska is off to a 2-0 start following a 56-13 win at home against Southern Miss. The Cornhuskers are currently averaging 46.5 points per game and allowing 23.5 points per contest. Nebraska ranks eighth in the nation in rushing, averaging 333 yards per game on the ground. Quarterback Taylor Martinez has thrown for 325 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 114 yards on the year. Ameer Abdullah is leading Nebraska in rushing with 228 yards and two touchdowns. Nebraska has four players with at least 114 yards on the ground this season.

UCLA had a bye week last week after beating Nevada 58-20 at home. The Bruins were very impressive in the opener, racking up 647 yards of offense while holding a talented Nevada offense to 353 yards. Quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 63 yards and two scores in the win. Running back Jordan James rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries.

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In terms of Injuries, UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios is out with an infection while receiver Kenneth Walker is out with a back injury. Nebraska tight end Sam Cotton and linebacker Jared Afalava are both questionable with undisclosed injuries.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing UCLA, as the Bruins are getting 78% of the wagers with odds of +4.5 points at Nebraska on Saturday.

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