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Unbeaten Nebraska Faces Tough test vs Battle-Hardened Hoosiers

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to solidify their position atop the Big Ten - West standings with a seventh straight outright win when they take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday afternoon in a Big Ten conference matchup at Memorial Stadium.

Shark Bites
  • Indiana is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Indiana's last 20 games in October.
  • Nebraska is 10-3 ATS in its last 13 games on the road.

The Cornhuskers improved their straight-up record to a perfect 5-0 last week, knocking off Illinois 31-16, but they failed to cover for the first time in six games. Nebraska has also enjoyed recent road success with its current 3-1 SU and ATS run.

The Hoosiers' tough schedule continues. Indiana was upset 33-28 by surprising Wake Forest as 7.5-point chalk, but immediately bounced back for an emotional 24-21 win over Michigan State as 5-point underdogs. Indiana covered as 28-point underdogs in last week's 38-17 loss to Ohio State, and is 5-3 SU and ATS in eight overall.

This marks the first meeting between these teams since 1978. The Cornhuskers have won four in a row SU, while the Hoosiers look for their first SU home win over Nebraska since 1945.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Indiana Hoosiers sat as 6-point underdog, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

A 36.6-34.4 result in favor of the Cornhuskers is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Indiana Hoosiers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-2 so far on the season, and 3-2 ATS vs the point spread. The Nebraska Cornhuskers, meanwhile, are 5-0 and 3-1-1 ATS. Those over under betting have seen Indiana go 1-4 and the Nebraska Cornhuskers go 1-4 on the totals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Indiana vs Nebraska injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 48-rated Indiana Hoosiers and the No. 25-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Indiana's No. 85-ranked offense, averaging 26.6 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 17 this week at 17.6 PPG. The Indiana aerial game is averaging 293 yards per game, more than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 195 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers own the league's No. 40-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 137 yards per game when on the road. Indiana, on the other hand, rates No. 99 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Illinois was unable to contain Terrell Newby in its last action Saturday and the result was a 31-16 Week 5 loss against the Cornhuskers.

Indiana didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Buckeyes as Ohio State blasted them 38-17 in Week 6 action.

Betting Trends
  • Nebraska is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games
  • Nebraska is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
  • Indiana is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Indiana's last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Indiana's last 5 games
  • Indiana is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Purdue, Saturday, October 22nd
Indiana at Northwestern, Saturday, October 22nd

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