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Point spread favors Cornhuskers in battle with Cowboys

Nebraska CornhuskersWyoming Cowboys
Sep 24, 7:30 PM | Turf of War Memorial Stadium

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Wyoming Cowboys Odds


The Nebraska Cornhuskers are looking for their first win as a double-digit favorite this Saturday night on the road against the Wyoming Cowboys.

Nebraska has won but failed to cover in three straight games as a double-digit favorite to open the season, while Wyoming has won three straight and is 2-1 ATS.

The Cowboys are currently being given 24 points as the home underdog, a whopping number against the No. 9 rated team in the nation.

View Nebraska vs Wyoming Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to side with the Cowboys in this one will find them as 22.5-point underdogs. Check back soon to see where the over under opens.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cowboys - Cornhuskers odds would favor the Cornhuskers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Wyoming is rated No. 93 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Cornhuskers sit at No. 77. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 52-45 win for the Cornhuskers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Wyoming's No. 34-ranked offense (36 PPG) against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 66 at 24.7 PPG. The Cowboys passing attack has averaged 265.7 yards per game, more than the Cornhuskers give up through the air (232.7 YPG on average).

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 51-38 winner as they battled Washington at home. Nebraska failed to cover in the match as a 17.5-point favorite, while 89 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Wyoming was a 28-27 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Bowling Green. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score (55) made winners of OVER bettors.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 9-1

Wyoming Cowboys Trends:
When playing in September are 5-5
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 3-7
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Cornhuskers at Cowboys trends to consider:
Nebraska is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Nebraska is 19-5 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Wyoming is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Wyoming's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Wyoming's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska at Wisconsin, Saturday, October 1
Wyoming at Utah State, Saturday, October 8