|2013 ESPN College Football Week 9 Odds: Nebraska vs. Minnesota|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:00|
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Odds
Nebraska is 5-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big Ten, 1-0 on the road and 4-2 against the spread. Minnesota is 5-2 overall, 1-2 in the Big Ten, 3-1 at home and 4-3 against the spread. Nebraska has won its last four meetings with Minnesota, dating back to 1989.
Trends show that Minnesota is just 2-7 against the spread in its last 9 against teams with a winning record and 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games in October. Nebraska is 5-2-1 ATS in its last 8 Big Ten games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Nebraska is the favorite on the road, as the Cornhuskers have odds of -10.5 points at Minnesota. The over/under total has been set at 52 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Nebraska favored by 10. The spread quickly bumped to 10.5 and held there. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 52 points.
Nebraska is coming off a 44-7 win at Purdue two weeks ago. The Cornhuskers have won their last three games by at least 20 points and are averaging 42.7 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 22.3 points per contest. Taylor Martinez, the starting quarterback, is questionable for this game with a toe injury, but running back Ameer Abdullah has been leading the offense. He has rushed for 816 yards and six touchdowns this season.
Minnesota is coming off a 20-17 win at Northwestern last week, which snapped a two-game losing streak. The Golden Gophers have not put up more than 20 points in their last three games, but are averaging 29.6 points per contest this season. The defense is giving up 23.1 points per game. The offense has been led by the rushing attack, as three players have over 330 yards on the season. David Cobb is leading the way with 477 yards and five touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Nebraska tight end Jake Long (hamstring) is questionable for the game. Minnesota running back Berkley Edwards (ankle) and linebacker De’Niro Laster (knee) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Nebraska, as the Cornhuskers are getting 92% of the wagers with odds of -10.5 points at Minnesota on Saturday.