Nebraska Cornhuskers at Ohio State Buckeyes - 11/5/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-1) at Ohio State Buckeyes (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Ohio Stadium)
The Line: Ohio State Buckeyes -17 -- Over/Under: 52.5 See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers will travel to play the Ohio State Buckeyes in a Big 10 College Football game on Saturday night.
The Ohio State Buckeyes are 7-1 (4-1) this season after beating Northwestern by a score of 24-20 in their last game. Ohio State has played in three straight close games and is sitting in second of the Big Ten East standings. The Ohio State offense is averaging 42.6 points per game with 272.4 rushing yards and 220.5 passing yards per game. J.T. Barrett is completing 63.9% of his passes for 1675 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 4 interceptions for Ohio State. Mike Weber has rushed for 770 yards and 6 touchdowns, while Curtis Samuel has added 558 yards and 5 scores for the Buckeyes. Curtis Samuel has caught 44 passes for 539 yards and 3 touchdowns, while Noah Brown has caught 24 passes for 309 yards and 6 touchdowns for Ohio State. The Ohio State defense is giving up 15.1 points per game with 124.4 rushing yards and 171.1 passing yards per game. Raekwon McMillan has led the Ohio State defense with 51 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss, while Malik Hooker has added 50 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, and 4 interceptions. Tyler Durbin has gone 11-11 on field goals, with a long of 40 yards.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 7-1 (4-1) this season after losing to Wisconsin by a score of 23-17 in overtime in their last game. Nebraska dropped this game in overtime, but still is leading the Big 10 West standings. The Nebraska offense is averaging 32 points per game with 204 rushing yards and 225.6 passing yards per game. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is completing 53% of his passes for 1764 yards, 11 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions for Nebraska. Terrell Newby has rushed for 588 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Tommy Armstrong Jr. has added 419 rushing yards and 7 touchdowns for the Cornhuskers. Stanley Morgan Jr. has caught 23 passes for 329 yards and 1 score, while Jordan Westerkamp has added 16 catches for 290 yards and 4 scores for Nebraska. The Nebraska defense is giving up 18.4 points per game with 136.8 rushing yards and 205.4 passing yards per game. Josh Banderas has led the Nebraska defense with 51 tackles and 3 tackles for loss, while Nathan Gerry has added 50 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, and 4 interceptions. Drew Brown has gone 8-10 on field goals, with a long of 51 yards.
Nebraska is 14-3 ATS in their last 17 road games and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Nebraska’s last 6 games. Ohio State is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following an ATS loss. The under is 4-0 in Ohio State’s last 4 home games.
Ohio State has not played very well in their last few games, but come into this game as a big favorite. Nebraska is coming off of an overtime loss, but has a lot of talent that can compete with Ohio State. Both of these defenses have played well this season and I expect a lower scoring game here. I like Nebraska with the points.