Nebraska vs. Colorado Prediction
Can No. 25 Nebraska go on the road and cover as a small favorite when it takes on a former rival, Colorado, today at 3:30PM ET?
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 -4 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.
Buffaloes put up points in opener
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.
Nebraska sluggish 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.
College Football Betting Trends
The Buffaloes are just 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 against a winning team and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a win.
Nebraska has covered the spread in four straight against a winning team and 21-8-1 ATS in its last 30 road games.
Nebraska didn’t look good last week, but the Cornhuskers may have been looking ahead to this game. It’s hard to have trust in them right now after that performance, but I do have trust in Scott Frost. As a head coach, his team continue to get better and I think that continues. I expect Nebraska to rise to the level of its competition today on the road and run past Colorado. Nebraska seems on the verge of a breakout season and I think it starts today.
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