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Nebraska Cornhuskers Visit the Northwestern Wildcats in Week 8 College Football – Betting Odds and Pick

Nebraska Cornhuskers


Northwestern Wildcats
Saturday, October 18, 2014 7:30 PM ET
Ryan Field

Nebraska and Northwestern played a doozy last year in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers stealing victory on a Hail Mary on the last play of the game, but the Wildcats covering the spread. Northwestern, 3-0 ATS the last three games in this series, will be looking to avenge that defeat when the teams meet for Homecoming in Evanston on Saturday afternoon.

Nebraska just lost at Michigan State 27-22 but stole a back-door cover as a six-point road dog when it scored on a punt return with three minutes left, upping the 'Huskers to 5-1 ATS this season. The 'Cats, meanwhile, just dropped to 2-1 in Big Ten play with a 24-17 loss at Minnesota.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Opening Odds and Betting Line

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 6.5 for the Northwestern Wildcats . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

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Computer Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 33-22 victory for the Cornhuskers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will look to cover ATS vs their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Northwestern Wildcats are 2-4 ATS. Nebraska is 4-2 against the over under total, while Northwestern is 0-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Northwestern vs Nebraska injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 72-rated Northwestern Wildcats and the No. 20-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers in this matchup.

How Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Stats Matchup

The game also pits Northwestern's No. 107-ranked offense, averaging 21.5 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 20.33 PPG. The Northwestern aerial game is averaging 232.33 yards per game, more than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 225 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Nebraska Cornhuskers own the league's No. 53-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 146.5 yards per game when on the road. Northwestern, on the other hand, rates No. 102 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last gridiron battle, Jordan Westerkamp did much of the damage, producing 158 receiving yards but Nebraska managed to defeat the Cornhuskers - at Spartan Stadium.

Justin Jackson went over the 100-yard mark (106) in his team's latest effort, but Minnesota still defeated Northwestern by a score of 24-17.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Northwestern Wildcats Betting Odds Trends

Nebraska is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
Nebraska is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Northwestern is 3-13 ATS in its last 16 games
Northwestern is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games
Northwestern is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska home to Rutgers, Saturday, October 25th
Northwestern at Iowa, Saturday, November 1st