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Northwestern Wildcats Open as Week 8 Betting Underdogs vs Cornhuskers

Nebraska looks to cover the Cornhuskers-Wildcats point spread this week and improve its overall 3-4 mark when they host Northwestern in Week 8 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Northwestern Wildcats opened as 6.5-point underdogs in this one at BetOnline and most sportsbooks tracked here at Odds Shark. No total had been posted as of writing time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 28-19 result in favor of the Cornhuskers. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Nebraska bring a 3-4 record (4-3 ATS) to the Week 8 betting matchup against the 5-2 Northwestern Wildcats, who are 4-3 ATS against the spread. Over under betting has seen Nebraska go 4-3 so far and the Wildcats go 2-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs Northwestern injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 43-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers and the No. 67-rated Northwestern Wildcats in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Nebraska Cornhuskers No. 52-ranked offense (32.43 PPG) against a Northwestern Wildcats defense that ranks No. 12 at 16.14 PPG. The Nebraska Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 256.29 yards per game, more than the Northwestern Wildcats give up through the air (146.71 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Northwestern Wildcats feature the league's No. 77-rated road run defense, allowing 189 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 42 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Northwestern didn't make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Hawkeyes as Iowa blasted them 40-10 in Week 7 action.

Minnesota was unable to contain Terrell Newby in its last action Saturday and the result was a 48-25 Week 7 loss against the Cornhuskers.

Betting Trends
  • Northwestern is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Northwestern's last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Northwestern's last 5 games on the road
  • Northwestern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Nebraska
  • Nebraska is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Nebraska's last 11 games
  • Nebraska is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Nebraska is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Northwestern home to Penn State, Saturday, November 7th
Nebraska at Purdue, Saturday, October 31st