Nebraska vs. Ohio St. Pick
Are No. 6 Ohio State and No. 10 Nebraska set to have a low-scoring battle on Saturday at 8PM ET? Here’s a breakdown of the game.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Ohio State is heavily favored at home, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -17 points against the Cornhuskers. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 52.5 points. The home team has won both Big Ten meetings and they have hit the over in both encounters.
Ohio State is coming off a 24-20 win over Northwestern last week. The Buckeyes are now 7-1 on the season and 4-1 in the Big Ten. They are 5-3 with the under this year, mostly due to a defense that is giving up just 15.1 points and 295.5 yards per game this season. On offense, Ohio State is putting up 42.6 points and 492.9 yards per game thanks to a run game that is averaging 272.4 yards per contest. Three different players have over 500 rushing yards this season. Mike Weber is leading the group with 770 yards and six touchdowns. J.T. Barrett has run for 531 yards and six scores while throwing for 1,675 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Nebraska is coming off a 23-17 OT loss last week against Wisconsin to fall to 7-1on the season and 4-1 in the Big Ten. The Huskers have hit the under in seven of their eight games this season as well. Nebraska also has a great defense, as they are holding opponents to 18.4 points and 342.1 yards per contest. Offensively, Nebraska is putting up 32 points and 429.6 yards per contest. Terrell Newby is the team’s leading rusher with 588 yards while QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. has thrown for 1,764 yards and 11 touchdowns while rushing for 419 yards and seven touchdowns.
Ohio State started the season as an offensive power, but that has taken a dip the last three weeks. They have put up just 25 points per game over that span. Now they face another good defense in Nebraska. The Cornhuskers have a good offense, but they will likely struggle as well against this defense. They were held to 17 points last week by a similar defense in Wisconsin.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 10 PICK: NEBRASKA/OHIO STATE UNDER 52.5