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Corn Huskers vs Fresno State Betting Preview

Nebraska looks to go 2-0 in Big Ten play and they face a determined Fresno State team that faces a deadly early strength of schedule.

The teams hook up at Memorial Stadium on Saturday with the Bulldogs coming off a tough challenge at Cal and looking ahead to Ole Miss and Boise State in October.

The Huskers dominated Division II Chattanooga last week but are still favored by nearly 4 TDs to handle the WAC visitors.Expect Taylor Martinez to once again pose more of a threat running the ball than passing it as Nebraska starts prepping itself for the meat of its conference schedule.

View Fresno State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Nebraska opened as 26.5-point underdogs but it is -28.5 at some sportsbooks. The best Husker spread is currently at Bovada (100% deposit bonus for a limited time), while the total continued to hover around 51 on Friday.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cornhuskers - Bulldogs odds would favor the Cornhuskers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Nebraska is rated No. 49 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 101. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 59-11 win for the Cornhuskers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 39-ranked offense (40 PPG) against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 96 at 36 PPG. The Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 135 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs give up through the air (266 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Bulldogs own the league's #15-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 147 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates #20 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Fresno State was a 36-21 loser in their most recent outing on the road against California. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (57) made winners of OVER bettors.

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 40-7 winner as they battled Chattanooga at home. Nebraska failed to cover in the match as a 37-point favorite, while 47 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Fresno State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 4-6

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 8-2


A few Bulldogs at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Fresno State's last 7 games on the road
Fresno State is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Fresno State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Fresno State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska's last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games

Next up:
Fresno State home to North Dakota, Saturday, September 17
Nebraska home to Washington, Saturday, September 17