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Nebraska vs. Northwestern College Football Odds, Plays and Insights

Oddsmakers heavily favor the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-3, 0-0 Big Ten) when they host the Northwestern Wildcats (2-2, 0-0 Big Ten) on Saturday, October 2, 2021 in a matchup between Big Ten rivals at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska is favored by 11.5 points. The game's point total is 51.5.

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Odds for Nebraska vs. Northwestern

Odds courtesy of SI Sportsbook.

Over/Under Insights

  • Nebraska and its opponents have combined for 51.5 points -- this matchup's over/under -- just once this year.
  • Northwestern's games have gone over 51.5 points in two opportunities this season.
  • Saturday's total is 1.9 points lower than the two team's combined 53.4 points per game average.
  • These two squads combine to surrender 37.2 points per game, 14.3 fewer than this contest's over/under.
  • Cornhuskers games this season feature an average total of 56.8 points, a number 5.3 points higher than Saturday's over/under.
  • The 51.5 over/under in this game is 4.4 points higher than the 47.1 average total in Wildcats games this season.
  • Against the spread, Nebraska is 3-1-0 this year.
  • The Cornhuskers have been favored by 11.5 points or more once this season and covered the spread.
  • Nebraska's games this year have not gone over any of four set point totals.
  • This year, the Cornhuskers rack up 7.6 more points per game (27.6) than the Wildcats allow (20.0).
  • Nebraska is 1-1 against the spread and 2-1 overall this season when the team scores more than 20.0 points.
  • The Cornhuskers average 76.5 more yards per game (473.0) than the Wildcats allow per contest (396.5).
  • Nebraska is 2-0 against the spread and 2-1 overall when the team amasses more than 396.5 yards.
  • The Cornhuskers have seven giveaways this season, while the Wildcats have eight takeaways .
  • Find the latest spread and moneyline odds for Nebraska at SISportsbook.
  • So far this season Northwestern has one win against the spread.
  • Northwestern's games this year have hit the over on two of four set point totals (50%).
  • The Wildcats put up 8.6 more points per game (25.8) than the Cornhuskers give up (17.2).
  • Northwestern is 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 overall in games when it records more than 17.2 points.
  • The Wildcats rack up 58.0 more yards per game (385.8) than the Cornhuskers allow (327.8).
  • Northwestern is 1-2 against the spread and 1-2 overall when the team totals more than 327.8 yards.
  • The Wildcats have turned the ball over two more times (8 total) than the Cornhuskers have forced a turnover (6) this season.
  • Head to SISportsbook to find the latest moneyline, spread and over/under odds for this matchup.

Season Stats

NebraskaStatsNorthwestern

27.6

Avg. Points Scored

25.8

17.2

Avg. Points Allowed

20.0

473.0

Avg. Total Yards

385.8

327.8

Avg. Total Yards Allowed

396.5

7

Giveaways

8

6

Takeaways

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