Nebraska vs. Ohio State Total Pick
With a total over 70 points, can the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers possibly hit it when the two meet up today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Noon ET – Ohio Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Ohio State is the clear favorite in this game, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -19 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the game is currently listed at 73.5 points. The public betting for this game currently has 79 percent going on Ohio State 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.
Ohio State coming off bye week
The Buckeyes are coming off a bye last week, but suffered a 49-20 loss at Purdue prior to that for their first loss. Ohio State is now 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the Big Ten. They are just 3-5 against the spread and 4-4 with the over/under total. Ohio State has hit the over in two of its last three.
Ohio State hasn’t been as dominant on defense as it usually is. The team is without top player, Nick Bosa, who left the team following an injury. The Buckeyes are now giving up 22.9 points and 390.8 yards per game in 2018. On offense, OSU is posting 43.0 points and 555.5 yards per contest. Their passing game is averaging 383 yards per game. Dwayne Haskins has thrown for 2,801 yards and 30 touchdowns with just five interceptions. K.J. Hill has been his top receiver with 49 catches for 656 yards and four scores. On the ground, J.K. Dobbins is the leading rusher with 521 yards and four touchdowns.
Huskers starting to win
Nebraska has put together back-to-back wins over Minnesota and Bethune Cookman to get in the win column. The Cornhuskers are now 2-6 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten. They are 2-5-1 against the spread and 5-3 with the over. After hitting the over in five straight, Nebraska went under in last week’s win.
The Cornhuskers are not strong on defense this year, allowing 33.4 points and 438 yards per contest thus far. Defensively, Nebraska has shown some life, averaging 29.8 points and 471.3 yards per game. They have a steady run game that puts up 220.6 yards per contest. Devine Ozigbo is leading the offense with 710 rushing yards and eight touchdowns. Adrian Martinez has thrown for 1,656 yards and 11 touchdowns with just six interceptions. JD Spielman is the leading receiver with 53 catches for 686 yards and seven touchdowns.
College Football Betting Trends
Ohio State has hit the over in 11 of its last 16 conference game and in nine of its last 13 following a bye.
Nebraska is 10-1-1 with the over in its last 12 conference games and the Huskers have hit the over in five straight road games.
This game should feature a lot of offense. Nebraska isn’t a good defense and Ohio State will be eager to make a statement with its offense. However, the Huskers have been showing improvement on offense as of late, while the Buckeyes are taking a step back defensively. Purdue was able to break a lot of big plays and I expect the Huskers to do the same. Nebraska can put up enough offense to hit the over in this game.
College Football Prediction: Nebraska/Ohio State Over 73.5