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Wildcats visit Cornhuskers in Week 10 NCAAF clash

Northwestern WildcatsNebraska Cornhuskers
Nov 5, 3:30 PM | Turf of Memorial Stadium

Northwestern Wildcats vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds


The Nebraska Cornhuskers host Northwestern on Saturday, looking to build on their 3-5 ATS mark against the 3-5 Wildcats in NCAAF action at Memorial Stadium.

They will face the 3-5 Wildcats, who own a 3-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Cornhuskers are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 6-2 favoring the OVER.

View Northwestern vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Nebraska opened as 16-point favorites. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Cornhuskers rated this week at No. 31 and the Wildcats sitting at No. 66. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 44-30 result in favor of the Cornhuskers this week.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 22-ranked offense (35.9 PPG) against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 90 at 31.5 PPG. The Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 160.2 yards per game, less than the Wildcats give up through the air (238 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Wildcats feature the league's No. 97-rated road run defense, allowing 208.2 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 19 in rushing offense at home.

Northwestern was a 59-38 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Indiana. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score (97) made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Nebraska was a 24-3 winner at home against Michigan State. They covered the 4.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Northwestern Wildcats Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Northwestern's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Northwestern's last 8 games on the road
Northwestern is 5-13 ATS in its last 18 games
Northwestern is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
Nebraska is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Nebraska is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Northwestern home to Rice, Saturday, November 12
Nebraska at Penn State, Saturday, November 12