Nebraska vs. Rutgers Prediction

Nebraska vs. Rutgers, 12/18/20 College Football Week 16 Predictions

Big Ten rivals clash at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, NJ when 2-5 Nebraska visits 3-5 Rutgers at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday. With the Scarlet Knights catching 6.5 points and the total sitting at 54, what’s the best play on the board when it comes to this conference matchup?

Game Snapshot

207 Nebraska Cornhuskers (-6.5) at 208 Rutgers Scarlet Knights (+6.5); o/u 54

7:30 p.m. ET, Friday, December 18, 2020

SHI Stadium, Piscataway, NJ

TV: Big Ten Network

Nebraska Cornhuskers Game Notes

Nebraska junior QB Adrian Martinez completed 16-of-27 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown in Saturday’s 24-17 loss to Minnesota. Don't judge him for the throwing line -- the wind conditions today were prohibitive (15 mph). Martinez (6'2/225) more or less kept Luke McCaffrey affixed to the bench today, a nice change of pace after McCaffrey had cut significantly into Martinez’s playing time earlier this fall. McCaffrey had specifically cut out a niche in the offense with designed running packages. But today, Martinez ran 15 times for 96 yards and a score. McCaffrey, meanwhile, had no carries (while going 0-for-2 for an INT). Nebraska finishes the regular season 2-5 and faces a long offseason searching for answers.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Game Notes

Rutgers HC Greg Schiano said on Monday that he doesn't expect to name a starting quarterback for Saturday's game vs. Nebraska until later in the week. Noah Vedral (6'1/195) was knocked out of this past Saturday's win at Maryland due to a left ankle injury, but the door isn't closed on him starting against his former team. "We’re going to have to wait and see," Schiano said. "(Vedral) is working his tail off with treatment and everything else." Should the redshirt junior not be deemed healthy enough to start Saturday, Artur Sitkowski would receive the starting nod. Sitkowski, who struggled mightily as a starter during his first two seasons, made some big plays down the stretch in the Scarlet Knights' overtime win over Maryland.

Nebraska vs. Rutgers Betting Prediction

The under is 6-1 in Nebraska’s last seven games overall, is 4-0 in its last four games coming off an ATS loss and has cashed in five straight when the Huskers are coming off a loss. The under is also a perfect 5-0 in their last five road games, is 8-2 in their last 10 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and is 4-1 in their last five games when facing an opponent with a losing record.

On the other side, the under is 6-0 in the Scarlet Knights’ last six games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, is 7-0 in their last seven games played in the month of December and is 4-0 in their last four home games versus an opponent with a losing road record. The under is also 5-1 in Rutgers’ last six games coming off a win.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 16 PREDICTION: NEBRASKA/RUTGERS UNDER 54

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