Week 10 College Football Free Picks: Nebraska At Ohio State

Posted by Henry Watkins on Thursday,November 3, 2016 9:16, EST in

The Big 10 Conference is becoming the one to watch this season, as we are being treated to great games, and a whole host of upsets. The biggest surprise of the season so far must be the Penn State Nittany Lions taking out Ohio State at a time when the Buckeyes were starting to look a little invincible. That loss seemed to rock the Buckeyes more than we all expected, as they struggled to get by Northwester the following week, and are now not playing very productive football.

This week will see Ohio State host a Nebraska team that is coming in off its first loss of the season. They went into Wisconsin as an 8.5-point favorite last week, and ended up coming away with nothing in a 23-17 loss. This game is crucial to both teams if they want to be in the playoff discussion at the end of the season. Both teams still have a shot at winning their divisions, but a win here is an absolute must if that is to happen. The Buckeyes are a solid 17-point favorite for this match-up. Find the latest betting odds here.

A Closer Look At The Week 10 College Football Free Picks: Cornhuskers At Buckeyes

When: Saturday, November 5 at 8 PM
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus
TV: ABC
Live Stream: ABC Live Stream
NCAAF Odds: TBA

 

 

Why bet on the Nebraska Cornhuskers

The loss to Wisconsin last week was a surprise, but it was one that we all saw coming. Nebraska Cornhuskers had spent the previous 3 weeks struggling to get by lesser opposition, and you got the sense that it was only a matter of time before they got their comeuppance. The last two meetings between these teams has seen the outcome split, but the Cornhuskers failed to cover in either of those games. If they are to stay close and spring the upset in this one, they are going to have to win the turnover battle. The Nebraska defense has been good at causing havoc all season long, and have forced at least one turnover in every game this season.

Why bet on the Ohio State Buckeyes

The big question hanging over this team now is whether they can break out of the mini funk that they are in. It all began when they had to go to OT to take down Wisconsin, and that was the followed up by the loss to Penn State and some serious struggles against Northwestern. One of the biggest issues that the Buckeyes have been struggling with over that three-game stretch is an inability to stop the run. The run defense had been solid all season long, but started to fall apart quite dramatically against Wisconsin. They need to plug those holes if they want to avoid another upset.

 

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Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Setting the records of these two teams aside, it’s fair to say that the Ohio State Buckeyes are the more talented of the two teams from top to bottom. They should have more than enough to beat the Cornhuskers, and I think they will do so in some style.

Nebraska Cornhuskers 23 Ohio State Buckeyes 42