Nebraska vs. Indiana Prediction
Will No. 10 Nebraska have any trouble when it goes on the road to face Indiana today at 3:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Nebraska is a slight favorite on the road, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -3 points against Indiana. The over/under total for the game has been set at 57.5 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 3-1-1 against the spread this season. Nebraska brings a great offense to the field in this game, as the Cornhuskers are 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. Ozigbo is dealing with an ankle injury while Westerkamp has a back issue. The Nebraska defense has been solid this year as well. 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 just 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 posting a 3-2 record against the spread. 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.
Nebraska’s injuries worry me, but not enough to think that they can’t win by more than a field goal. Indiana did some things against Ohio State last week, but this is still a team that has given up 33 points to Wake Forest. Indiana will still struggle to finish drives against this Nebraska defense as well, so look for the Cornhuskers to cover.
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