Ohio State vs. Nebraska Prediction
The Buckeyes have had plenty of ATS success against the Cornhuskers in previous meetings but is Ohio State a smart bet as a double-digit road favorite on Saturday? Kickoff for this Big Ten matchup is set for 12:00 p.m. ET.
373 Ohio State Buckeyes (-14.5) at 374 Nebraska Cornhuskers (+14.5); o/u 67.5
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 6, 20201
Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE
Ohio State Buckeyes Game Notes
Ohio State redshirt freshman QB CJ Stroud provided further information on his shoulder injury from earlier this season. Stroud (6’3/215) suffered a shoulder injury earlier this season, but there was no information beyond that disclosed on the exact nature of the injury. Stroud recently joined the Big Ten Network, saying he dealt with AC joint separation in the season opener against Minnesota. While dealing with any injury is a minor setback for a player, Stroud has had an extremely successful season, completing 67.1% of his passes for 2,270 yards with 23 touchdowns and just three interceptions this year.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Game Notes
Nebraska redshirt junior QB Adrian Martinez completed 14-of-29 passes for 269 yards, two touchdowns, and four interceptions in Saturday’s 28-23 loss to Purdue. Purdue played Martinez (6’2/212) tough. He struggled to move the ball and they forced him to make a ton of mistakes. Martinez got the Huskers on board with a fake handoff and a pass to Omar Manning in the flat, he was able to shed a tackle immediately and break off a 16-yard touchdown. He personally helped get the Bolimakers to get back into this game after he couldn’t shake off Jalen Graham and he picked the pass off for the 45-yard pick-six. The very next possession he got those points back as he faked the handoff, swept left, and called his own number for the four-yard run. The Purdue defense was able to shut him down in the second half. His undoing came in the second half. He wasn’t able to move the ball and a series of three-and-outs. He felt the pressure when Purdue took the lead in the fourth quarter. He was forcing throws into coverage and that’s what lead to two late interceptions. Still, he had a chance for a comeback throwing a late touchdown, but the ensuing onside kick was unsuccessful. Nebraska now has lost five of their last six and it doesn’t look good as they’ll face No. 5 Ohio State next week
Ohio State vs. Nebraska Week 10 Betting Prediction
The Buckeyes are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus the Cornhuskers, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven road games and have covered the spread in four of their last five games overall. The Cornhuskers, meanwhile, are just 9-20 against the spread in their last 29 home games, are 2-8 against the number in their last 10 games as a home dog and are 1-4-1 at the betting window in their last six conference games.
College Football Week 10 Prediction: OHIO STATE BUCKEYES -14.5