Big Ten Picks: Northwestern vs Nebraska 11/7/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

Big Ten Picks: Northwestern vs Nebraska 11/7/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-1) at Northwestern Wildcats (2-0)

College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Ryan Field)

The Line: Northwestern Wildcats -3.5 -- Over/Under: 55 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Northwestern Wildcats meet in Big Ten conference week 10 college football action from Ryan Field in Evanston on Saturday afternoon.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers come into this game still sitting on an 0-1 record after their game with Wisconsin was cancelled due to a COVID outbreak for the Badgers. The Huskers didn’t have a chance to bounce back from their opening 52-17 loss to Ohio State. In that game, Adrian Martinez threw for 105 yards on 12 of 15 passing while also rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown. Luke McCaffrey had 55 yards on 4 of 5 passing with 80 rushing yards, while Dedrick Mills rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown. Wan’Dale Robinson led Nebraska in receiving with 6 grabs for 49 yards while no other receiver had more than 2 catches in the loss. Defensively, Will Honas, Marquel Dismuke and Collin Miller each had 7 total tackles with Honas posting 6 solo tackles as well as a pair of sacks.

The Northwestern Wildcats will look to build on their 2-0 start to the year after a 21-20 win over Iowa on the road last time out. Peyton Ramsey has thrown for 342 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 70.8% passing while Isaiah Bowser has rushed for 155 yards and Drake Anderson has 104 yards with each logging a rushing touchdown this season. Ramaud Chiaokhlao-Bowman leads Northwestern with 9 catches for 86 yards while Kyric McGowan isn’t far behind with 7 grabs for 72 yards. Chris Bergin has a team-high 16 total tackles while Brandon Joseph has a pair of interceptions for the Wildcats’ D this season.

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Nebraska is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record. Northwestern is 0-4-2 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a losing record and 1-8-1 ATS in their last 10 home games while the under is 34-15-2 in their last 51 games as a favorite. Nebraska is 2-6-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between these two teams.

Nebraska comes in as the rested team and the Huskers dodged a bullet in my opinion as I think they’d be coming in banged up after a rough game against Wisconsin. With that said, Northwestern looks to be a program back on the rise and one that’s rebounded from last year’s disappointment of a season, and Peyton Ramsey is already thriving in this Wildcat offense. I didn’t think much of the win over Maryland, but going on the road and beating Iowa is something to take note of. I just think Northwestern’s playing the better football right now and with the low line, the Wildcats get my nod here. I’ll lay the points with Northwestern in this one.

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Chris’s Pick Northwestern -3.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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