BYU vs. Nebraska Odds
Nebraska begins the Mike Riley era on Saturday afternoon when it hosts BYU at 3:30PM ET on ABC.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Nebraska is the favorite at home in this game, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -7 points against the Cougars. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 64.5 points. These two have no recent meetings to look back upon.
Nebraska is coming off a 9-4 season in 2014 with a 5-3 Big Ten record. The Cornhuskers were 8-5 against the spread while splitting the over/under total six times each in 12 lined totals. Nebraska has gone 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 non-conference games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Cornhuskers debut their new coach in Riley, who had spent the last 12 seasons as head coach at Oregon State. Riley has an experienced and mobile QB to work with in Tommy Armstrong Jr., who threw for 2,695 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2014 while rushing for 705 yards and six more scores.
BYU was 8-5 last season while going just 5-8 against the spread. The Cougars hit the over in 9 of their 13 lined totals. BYU has been strong with the over in recent trends, as they have hit the over in 5 of their last 6 on the road and in 8 of their last 10 games overall. The Cougars are entering their 11th season under head coach Bronco Mendenhall. He is 90-39 all-time as head coach of BYU. The big story for the Cougars is QB Taysom Hill returning from a fractured leg that forced him to miss the majority of 2014.