Nebraska vs. Indiana Pick
Will No. 10 Nebraska be able to overcome some injuries and continue their high-scoring ways against Indiana this Saturday?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Nebraska is a slight favorite on the road, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -3.5 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game has been set at 55.5 points. These two have no meetings since Nebraska has joined the Big Ten.
Nebraska is off to a 5-0 start following a 31-16 win over Illinois on Oct. 1. The Cornhuskers are 2-0 in the Big Ten and 4-1 with the under. The unders hitting are because of a lack of offense. Nebraska is averaging 37 points and 472.6 yards per game this season. Tommy Armstrong Jr. has thrown for 1,151 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 293 yards and five scores. The Huskers have some key injuries on offense for this game as running back Dezine Ozigbo (318 yards, 4 TDs) and receiver Jordan Westerkamp (13 receptions, 228 yards, 4 TDs) are both doubtful to play with injuries. It is the defense that is allowing Nebraska to hit the under. The Cornhuskers are holding opponents to 17.6 points and 346.8 yards per game. Nebraska has been really tough against the pass, holding opponents to 195 yards per game.
Indiana is coming off a 38-17 loss at Ohio State last week. The Hoosiers are now 3-2 on the season and 1-1 in the Big Ten while hitting the under in four of five games as well. Despite putting up 453.6 yards per game this season, Indiana is averaging only 26.6 points per game. Quarterback Richard Lagow has thrown for 1,460 yards and 11 touchdowns to lead the team, but also has seven interceptions. Devine Redding has run for 491 yards, but doesn’t have a touchdown. As a team, Indiana has only two rushing touchdowns. Defensively, IU has been better this season than it has in the past. The Hoosiers are giving up just 25 points and 375 yards per game. They have been pretty good against the pass as well, allowing just 205.4 yards per game.
The total is lower than you would expect for a matchup of two teams that are usually strong on offense. However, Nebraska’s injuries on offense could keep the Huskers from rolling over Indiana and the Hoosiers have already shown an inability to finish of drives with touchdowns. That should be an issue again this weekend against a stout Nebraska defense.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 7 PICK: NEBRASKA/INDIANA UNDER 55.5