Colorado vs. Nebraska Total Pick

Colorado vs. Nebraska, 9/5/18 College Football Predictions & Preview

After seeing its season opener get rained out, will Nebraska look ready when it plays host to Colorado on Saturday at 3:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

353 Colorado at 354 Nebraska

Saturday, September 8, 2018

3:30PM ET – Memorial Stadium

TV: ABC

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Public Betting Trends

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Nebraska is favored at home in this game, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -5 points against Colorado. The over/under total for the game is listed at 63.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 55 percent going on Nebraska at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Buffaloes best in-state rival

Colorado earned a 45-13 win at Colorado State to open the season last weekend and put an end to a 3-game losing streak for the program. The Buffaloes were a 7-point favorite entering the game and they hit the under of 65.5 points. Colorado has went under in its last two games.

The Buffaloes were in control early, scoring in the first two minutes and never trailing from there. Colorado put up 596 yards of offense in the win while holding the Rams to just 284 total yards and 103 rushing yards. Quarterback Steven Montez looked sharp, putting up 338 passing yards and four touchdowns on 22 of 25 passing. Travon McMillian rushed for 103 yards on just 10 carries while Laviska Shenault Jr. caught 11 passes for 211 yards and a score.

Nebraska gets rained out

The Cornhuskers were scheduled to open the season on Saturday afternoon, but its game at home with Akron was rained out and may not be able to be made up. The debut of new coach Scott Frost had to wait a week. Frost is a former Cornhusker player and spent the last two seasons at Central Florida. He guided the Golden Knights to a perfect record in 2017. Last season, Nebraska ended up 4-8 overall, 4-8 against the spread and 7-4-1 with the over.

Nebraska averaged just 25.75 points per game on offense last year and allowed 36.4 per contest. Frost is electing to go with a freshman at quarterback this year in Adrian Martinez. Luckily for Martinez, he has some strong receivers to throw to in Stanley Morgan Jr. and JD Spielman. Each have over 800 yards last year and Morgan Jr. posted 10 touchdowns catches. The team also returns leading rusher Devine Ozigbo, but he had just 493 yards in 2017.

College Football Betting Trends

Colorado

The Buffaloes have hit the under in four of their last five non-conference games and in five of their last seven road games.

Nebraska

Nebraska has hit the over in nine of its last 12 home games against a team with a winning road record and in 11 of their last 15 non-conference games.

Prediction:

This is a hard call as we don’t know truly what to expect from Nebraska. I would assume their defense hasn’t cured all their defensive issues without playing a game under Frost. I would also expect their offense still has the capability of being somewhat explosive. Colorado showed it can move the ball last week and I see the Buffaloes being able to continue to do that against this Nebraska defense. I look for a bit of a shootout in this one with plenty of big plays.

 

College Football Prediction: Colorado/Nebraska Over 63.5

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