Nebraska vs. Colorado Total Pick
No. 25 Nebraska is set to collide with a former conference foe when it travels to Colorado this Saturday at 3:30PM ET. Will it be a high-scoring game?
Game Snapshot & Odds
331 Nebraska vs. 332 Colorado
Saturday, September 7, 2019
3:30PM ET – Folsom Field
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Nebraska is favored on the road, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -3.5 points against Colorado. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 64.5 points. The public betting currently has 66 percent going on Nebraska on the road. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Huskers not overly impressive in opener
Nebraska was able to win its opener, but the Cornhuskers only picked up a 35-21 win over South Alabama last Saturday. The Huskers were a 35-point favorite at home and they went under the 65-point total.
The Cornhuskers were not solid offensively last weekend, putting up just 276 total yards against South Alabama. The defense was surprisingly good, holding South Alabama to just 314 yards while forcing five turnovers. Adrian Martinez was underwhelming, throwing for 178 yards on 13 of 22 passing with one interception and no touchdowns. Dedrick Mills was the leading rusher with 44 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns. Defensviely, Eric Lee Jr. had two interceptions, four tackles and a touchdown.
Buffaloes run past Colorado State
Colorado is coming off a 52-31 win over Colorado State when the two met up in Denver last Friday night. The Buffaloes covered as an 11.5-point favorite while going over the 55-point total.
There was plenty of yardage in last week’s game, as the Rams had 505 total yards while the Buffaloes had 475 yards. Colorado gave up a lot of yards, but was aided by creating four turnovers. Alex Fontenot led the Colorado offense with 125 rushing yards on 19 attempts, including three touchdowns. Steven Montez had 232 passing yards with two touchdowns while Mikial Onu led the defense with two interceptions.
College Football Betting Trends
The Cornhuskers are 6-1 with the over in their last seven road games and 10-4-1 with the over in their last 15 against a winning team.
The Buffaloes are 5-1 with the under in their last six against a winning team and 11-5 with the under in their last 16 games following a cover.
It was surprising to see Nebraska struggle so much on offense, but I don’t expect that to be a regular trend. The Cornhuskers will face a team that gave up a lot of yards to Colorado State last week and I think Nebraska can take a step forward this week. The Cornhuskers defense played well, but I think they will struggle on the road with the Buffaloes, who have a nice balanced attack. I expect fireworks in this game between two rivals and will roll the dice with the over.
College Football Week 2 Prediction: Nebraska/Colorado Over 64.5