The unbeaten Miami Hurricanes will look to keep their unblemished record completely pristine when they play host to a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that is looking to record consecutive victories for the first time this season after dropping the regular season opener two weeks ago. Now, let’s find out which team is going to come out on top in this intriguing college football odds affair.
How To Bet the Cornhuskers @ Hurricanes NCAA Football Odds & Game Info
Date/Time: Saturday, September 19, 3:30 PM ET
Location: Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
NCAAF Odds: Miami -3
Why Bet on the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Nebraska (1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS), bounced back from its season-opening loss against BYU to lay a huge 48-9 smackdown on South Alabama in Week 2 while covering the college football betting spread as a whopping 27.5-point home favorite. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong completed 21 of 30 pass attempts with two touchdowns while running back Terrell Newby rushed 28 times for a stunning 198 yards and two touchdowns. Newby also added a receiving score in the rout
“They really ran at will all night against us,” South Alabama coach Joey Jones said of the Cornhuskers. “We were really worried about their size. When you look at the size of their line and the inexperience we have, we knew it was going to be a matchup problem.
Why Bet on the Miami Hurricanes
Miami (2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS) moved to 2-0 on the season by getting their act together in the second half to record an emphatic 44-20 win over Florida Atlantic and cash in as huge 17-point road favorites. The Hurricanes got three rushing scores from backup running back Mark Walton while starter Joe Yearby rushed for 146 yards and one touchdown while adding another 97 yards and one touchdown on three catches.
Miami narrowly led 20-17 at the half before outscoring their opponents 24-3 in the second half. “We just climbed out of it, one play at a time,” Miami head coach Al Golden said. “We had a lot of unforced errors early. … We put ourselves in a bad position, we really did.”
My Expert Game Analysis, Prediction & Pick
52 percent of the betting public likes Nebraska to cover the spread as a slight road favorite and I believe the Cornhuskers will do just that, mostly because they have one of the best offensive lines in the country and a wonderful dual-threat signal-caller that looks like he’s grown a lot since last season.
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-2 ATS in their last seven home games and a near-perfect 4-1 ATS in their last five games in the month of September, but the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 8-1 ATS in their last nine road games and 4-1 ATS in their last five non-conference games. In addition to that, the Cornhuskers are also 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last five games in the month of September. I really like the way Mike Riley has changed the way things are being done in Nebraska and I believe his offensive acumen is going to pay huge dividends for the Cornhuskers this season.
61 percent of public bettors likes the Over in this matchup and so do I with these two teams combining to average a whopping 82.5 points per game.
The Over is 4-0 in Nebraska’s last four road games and 5-0 in their last five games against non-conference foes.
The Picks: Nebraska +3 Points/Over 57.5 Total Points