Ohio St. vs. Nebraska Prediction
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -24.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 58 points. Ohio State has won its last two meetings with Nebraska and the Buckeyes have covered in their last three encounters. Today’s game takes place from Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska and will air live on FS1.
Nebraska is coming off a 38-17 loss at home to Wisconsin to fall to 3-3 on the season and 2-1 in the Big Ten. The Huskers are just 2-4 against the spread on the season, and 0-4 ATS at home. Nebraska is averaging just 27.8 points and 384.3 yards per game on offense. Tanner Lee is leading the offense with 1,406 yards and 11 touchdowns, but also has 10 interceptions. Stanley Morgan Jr. has 30 receptions for 510 yards and five touchdowns while Devine Ozigbo has 327 rushing yards. Defensively, Nebraska is giving up 26.7 points and 355.8 yards per contest.
Ohio State is 5-1 this season and 3-0 in the Big Ten following a 62-14 win over Maryland. The Buckeyes are 3-3 against the spread, covering in both road games in 2017. Ohio State has a great defense that is allowing just 15.7 points and 290.7 yards per game. On offense, Ohio State is putting up 45.8 points and 568 yards per game on offense. J.T. Barrett has thrown for 1,513 yards and 16 touchdowns with just one INT. He also has run for 311 yards and three scores while J.K. Dobbins has 669 rushing yards with four scores.
Nebraska being such a big underdog at home seems crazy, but the Cornhuskers haven’t looked good at home this season. Nebraska was hammered at home last week by Wisconsin, 38-17. Ohio State has a defense capable of holding Nebraska down like Wisconsin did, but the Buckeyes are more explosive on offense. Ohio State is 44-20-1 ATS in its last 65 road games. Look for another cover today.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREDICTION: OHIO STATE -24.5