Nebraska vs. Minnesota Picks, College Football Predictions & Free NCAAF Bets
We have Nebraska vs. Minnesota Picks, College Football Predictions & NCAAF Bets for the game on Saturday, Oct. 12.
In a key conference match-up, undefeated Minnesota hosts Nebraska in a game where the winner will put itself in position to contend with Wisconsin for the Big 10 West crown and a trip to the conference championship game.
Kickoff will be at 7:30 P.M. EST on Saturday, October 12. The current betting odds have the Golden Gophers as 7.5-point favorite.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Form
Under second-year head coach Scott Frost, the Huskers rebounded from a 48-7 thumping at home to Ohio State by slipping past visiting Northwestern, 13-10.
The win improved Nebraska to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the Big 10, but the team has been a money eater at the betting window, going just 1-5 against the spread.
The offense has been very balanced for the Huskers, as the team averages 219.3 yards per game via the pass and 196.3 rushing yards per game.
Defensively, the Huskers have struggled against the run, allowing 165.3 yards per game, which ranks them third-worst in the Big 10.
Despite winning just three of its last 12 road games, Nebraska is 8-4 against the spread in those games and is also 7-2 against the spread as a road underdog in its last nine tries.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Form
Minnesota opened the season with five straight victories for the first time since 2004, but a closer look tells us the sparkling undefeated record isn’t impressive as it may appear.
In addition to a blowout win over Illinois on Saturday, the Gophers, who are 2-3 against the spread, have beaten the likes of South Dakota State, Fresno State, Georgia Southern and Purdue and needed overtime to take down Fresno State and two late rallies for two of the other wins.
The offense has been very good for Minnesota, averaging 35.6 points per game and over 400 yards of total offense.
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Head-to-Head
Minnesota has won three of the last four meetings, including a 53-28 rout last year at home as a four-point favorite, but the home team has won and covered three in a row in this series.
The teams have combined to score an average of 78 points in the last two meetings, with Minnesota rolling to a 54-21 win in 2017 as a one-point chalk.
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Picks
If strength of schedule means anything, the Huskers will not only come in under the 7.5-point spread, but they’ll win outright.
After facing the likes of Ohio State, Northwestern, and Colorado, Nebraska is the much more battled-tested team and Minnesota should not be laying over a TD in this game.
The price is right. Take the underdog Huskers
Nebraska vs. Minnesota Picks: Nebraska +7.5 @ BetOnline