Week 2 odds - Golden Eagles vs. Cornhuskers
Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers had to hold on against Wyoming in Week 1 but they may not have to work that hard when they host Southern Miss Saturday in Lincoln (6 pm ET, Big Ten Network).
As of early this week Big Red, which beat the Golden Eagles last year 49-20, was favored by 28 over Southern Miss, which began its season by getting beat by Texas State.
Betting Line: The Cornhuskers were listed as 29-point favorites at sportsbooks such as Bovada on the college football lines.
Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 99 (Cornhuskers) and the No. 94 (Golden Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 30-20 result in favor of the Cornhuskers is predicted by handicapping models.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Nebraska's No. 39-ranked offense, averaging 37 PPG, against a Golden Eagles defense that ranks No. 50 this week at 22 PPG. The Cornhuskers aerial game is averaging 155 yards per game, more than the Golden Eagles secondary allows through the air, 134 YPG per game.
Southern Miss was a 22-15 loser in their most recent outing at home against Texas State. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites, while the total score (37) made winners of UNDER bettors. In Southern Miss's last outing, Allan Bridgford threw for 377 yards in a losing cause against the Bobcats, 22-15 at MM Roberts Stadium.
Nebraska won its last outing, a 37-34 result against Wyoming on August 31. Nebraska failed to cover in that game as a 31-point favorite, while the 71 combined points took the game OVER the total. Ameer Abdullah tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards in the latest Cornhuskers game, a 37-34 win over the Cowboys at Memorial Stadium.
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 0-10
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Golden Eagles at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Southern Miss's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 9 games
Southern Miss is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Southern Miss is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Nebraska's last 7 games
Nebraska is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Southern Miss at Arkansas, Saturday, September 14
Nebraska home to UCLA, Saturday, September 14