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Point Spread Favors the Cornhuskers in NCAA College Football Battle with the BYU Cougars

The Nebraska Cornhuskers host BYU on Saturday, looking to build on their 8-4-1 ATS mark against the 8-5 Cougars in NCAA college football betting action at Memorial Stadium.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at Bovada had the Nebraska Cornhuskers as -7.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check BetOnline for the latest on the over under).

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Cornhuskers to win this game on Saturday 25-23. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

BYU Cougars vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the BYU Cougars have seen them go 8-5 and 5-8 ATS so far this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are at 9-4 and 8-4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 10-3, while the Cougars are 8-4-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs BYU injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers and the No. 46-ranked BYU Cougars, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nebraska Cornhuskers No. 13-ranked offense (37.77 PPG) against a BYU Cougars defense that ranks No. 73 at 27.54 PPG. The Nebraska Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 212.08 yards per game, less than the BYU Cougars give up through the air (269.69 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the BYU Cougars own the league's No. 40-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 151.83 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last game, BYU's aerial attack generated 348 yards but it was the Tigers coming away with a 55-48 victory over BYU at Marlins Park.

Tommy Armstrong Jr.'s 381-yard performance through the air wasn't enough last time out, as Southern Cal earned a 45-42 win over Nebraska on Saturday at Qualcomm Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • BYU is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • BYU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of BYU's last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of BYU's last 5 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Nebraska's last 7 games
  • Nebraska is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

BYU home to Boise State, Saturday, September 12th
Nebraska home to South Alabama, Saturday, September 12th