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Big Ten: Rutgers vs Nebraska 10/7/22 College Football Picks, Predictions, Odds

Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-3) vs. Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-2)
October 7, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +2.5 / Nebraska Cornhuskers -2.5; Over/Under: 51
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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and Nebraska Cornhuskers clash Friday in a Big Ten week 6 college football game at SHI Stadium. The Nebraska Cornhuskers look to get back to a .500 record. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights look to rebound from back-to-back losses.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers haven’t won a road game since December 2020. Casey Thompson is completing 65.3 percent of his passes for 1,265 yards, 7 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Trey Palmer and Marcus Washington have combined for 693 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns, while Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda has 5 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 177.8 yards per contest, and Anthony Grant leads the way with 600 yards and 5 touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 32.6 points and 469.2 yards per game. Luke Reimer leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 44 tackles, Garrett Nelson has 3 sacks and Marques Buford Jr. has 2 interceptions.

The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have lost 5 of their last 6 home games. Evan Simon is completing 60.2 percent of his passes for 640 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Aron Cruickshank and Sean Ryan have combined for 286 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns, while Johnny Langan has 11 receptions. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights ground game is averaging 168 yards per contest, and Samuel Brown V leads the way with 210 yards and 2 touchdowns. Defensively, Rutgers is allowing 23.6 points and 283.4 yards per game. Christian Izien leads the Rutgers Scarlet Knights with 37 tackles, Tyreem Powell has 3 sacks and Robert Longerbeam has 2 interceptions.

The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Scarlet Knights are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 8-3-1 in Cornhuskers last 12 road games. The over is 4-1 in Scarlet Knights last 5 home games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings.

What have the Nebraska Cornhuskers done to deserve to be favored on the road? I’m sorry, but a win over Indiana doesn’t change how I view this team. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights have put together subpar showings recently, but they’re a competitive team that plays hard and gets after it defensively. Rutgers is 18th in total defense, 18th in rushing defense and 29th in passing defense. Nebraska has a lot of showing and proving to do to be road favorites. Give me Rutgers and the points.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +2.5

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