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Point Spread Favors the Cornhuskers in NCAA College Football Battle with the Florida Atlantic Owls

Florida Atlantic Owls


Nebraska Cornhuskers
Saturday, August 30, 2014 3:30 PM ET
Memorial Stadium

The Owls finished last season strong with four straight wins, but unfortunately they only won two of their previous eight games to post a 6-6 record SU. Florida Atlantic was much better ATS at 9-3 and they were a smart pick for bettors on the road at 6-1 ATS, and as the underdog at 6-2 ATS.

The Cornhuskers defeated Georgia as an 8.5-point underdog in the Gator Bowl last season to finish the season with a 9-4 record SU and a 7-6 ATS record. Nebraska was 4-1 ATS on the road last season and 3-1 ATS as an underdog, but only 4-5 ATS when favored.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Opening Odds and Betting Line

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Florida Atlantic Owls in this one found them as 24-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

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Computer Prediction: Florida Atlantic Owls vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 31-28 win for the Cornhuskers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Florida Atlantic Owls will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 9-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-6 ATS. Florida Atlantic is 5-7 against the over under total, while Nebraska is 6-7 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs Florida Atlantic injuries news.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers sit at No. 44 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Florida Atlantic Owls are at No. 29 on that chart.

How Florida Atlantic Owls vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nebraska Cornhuskers No. 48-ranked offense (31.92 PPG) against a Florida Atlantic Owls defense that ranks No. 26 at 22.25 PPG. The Nebraska Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 196.69 yards per game, more than the Florida Atlantic Owls give up through the air (160.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Florida Atlantic Owls feature the league's No. 111-rated road run defense, allowing 232.14 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 9 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Florida Atlantic won its last outing, a 21-6 result against Florida International on November 29. Florida Atlantic failed to cover in that game as a 28-point favorite, while the 27 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Damian Fortner ran through the Florida International defense for 100 yards in Florida Atlantic's last game, handing the Golden Panthers a 21-6 setback on Friday at GEO Group Stadium.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 24-19 result against Georgia on January 1. Nebraska covered in that game as a 8.5-point underdog, while the 43 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ameer Abdullah ran through the Georgia defense for 122 yards in Nebraska's last game, handing the Bulldogs a 24-19 setback on Wednesday at EverBank Field.

Next Betting Matchups

Florida Atlantic at Alabama, Saturday, September 6th
Nebraska home to McNeese State, Saturday, September 6th