Above all the Ohio State Buckeyes and Nebraska Cornhuskers fought the hardest for a Big Ten football season. Most Big Ten schools remained silent and compliant when postponement was announced by the Big Ten brass. However, the Buckeyes and Cornhuskers refused to accept “no” for an answer. Thus, its apropos that their College Football Betting matchup opens the Big Ten season. So too is it perfect that the matchup serves as the FOX Big Noon Kickoff with Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt. It doesn’t get any better than that! Ohio State is picked to go to the college football playoff while Nebraska is still trying to return to its past glory. Ohio State is a big public betting favorite.
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes
When: Saturday, October 24, 2020, 12 p.m. ET
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Bookmaker Odds: Nebraska +26 at Ohio State -26, over under 65.4
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Bookmaker Wagering Analysis
Once upon a time Nebraska was on par with Ohio State in online wagering popularity. Third year Husker coach Scott Frost is yet to gain traction with gamblers. Counter to that is an Ohio State team that carries unlimited credibility with the masses. Squares will flock to OSU playing at the Horseshoe as it fits their comfort zone. Sharps may consider the Huskers based purely on the come and due to being the first game. However, the Huskers are unproven and could be seen by others as a reach. Of course, the Huskers will be getting an enhanced price based on the recent branding of both teams. So too should live betting get plenty of traffic throughout the game. Because of this being an opening game for both teams gamblers may want to get a feel for things.
Nebraska Cornhuskers Team Overview
Last year Nebraska opened the season as the trendy pick to upend the Big Ten. But by season’s end they were exposed as a fraud. Scott Frost is yet to build up the roster and depth as both the offensive and defensive lines have shown as weak. And then there were too many games where the Huskers simply didn’t compete. Frost’s biggest challenge has been changing a soft culture. Junior quarterback Adrian Martinez is being challenged by Luke McCaffrey but will still get the start. Specifically, Martinez took a step back in 2019. While not all of it was Adrian’s fault, McCaffrey has impressed everyone in practice.
Ohio State Buckeyes Team Overview
Justin Fields is a Heisman Trophy candidate at quarterback for Ohio State. Ohio State’s playoff loss to Clemson was highly controversial and Buckeye Backers see this team as national championship material. Defense is the biggest question mark at the start of 2020.
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes vs. The Line
Nebraska is 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games and 1-4 on the board in their last five away games. NU is 8-4 over the total on the road. Head to head the Huskers are 1-5 on the board against Ohio State. The Big Red is 4-2 over the total with the Buckeyes.
Ohio State is 9-4 vs. the odds in their last 13 games and 5-2 against the spread at the Horseshoe. The Scarlet and Grey are 1-4 under the total at Ohio Stadium
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes BookMaker Free Picks
In this situation Nebraska is likely to offer enhanced College Football Betting value. Two years ago, the Huskers nearly upset the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. Look for a closer game this Saturday that stays within the spread.
Cornhuskers at Buckeyes Bookmaker Best Bet: Nebraska Cornhuskers
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