The Iowa St Cyclones will visit in Big 12 conference action when they face the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a college football game on Saturday afternoon. Kick off time in Nebraska is scheduled for 12:30PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by FSN. The LVSC college football odds makers have set the opening point spread in this contest and the Nebraska Cornhuskers opened as an 18-point favorite. The early money from the college football betting public has been favorite money, as the Nebraska Cornhuskers are currently a 19-½ point favorite. The over under has been lined at 52 for the college football bettors to bet into. College football money line bettors can make a play on the favored Nebraska Cornhuskers at –1000 with the underdog Iowa St Cyclones bringing back +700 to pull off a major upset victory without the points.
Nebraska looks to bounce back after a bad 31-10 home loss to Texas Tech last week. Nebraska committed 2 key turnovers that led to their downfall in that contest. On the defensive side the Cornhuskers have been effective on the season. They limited Texas Tech to just 259 total offensive yards last week and just 225 to Missouri the week prior. Nebraska is only allowing an average of 11 points per game to their opponents. The problem with Cornhuskers has been their play at quarterback as Zac Lee has been very inconsistent this season. He was just 36% passing in a loss to Virginia Tech and just 42% to Missouri. Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini has stated he will make a decision on his starting quarterback at game time. The backup to Lee is freshman Cody Green. Green has hit on 57% of his passes this season with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. The Nebraska home crowd booed the Cornhuskers off the field at halftime last week, which may have influenced Pelini’s decision and possibly starting a freshman. Iowa St is 4-3 on the season with their only high profile win against Baylor who was going with a backup quarterback after losing their starting QB. Iowa St faced 1 good defensive team this season and were pounded 35-3 in a home game against Iowa. Cyclone starting quarterback Austen Arnaud is hitting on 56% of his passes this season with 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions. In his lone game against a good defensive team Arnaud could only hit on 10 of 22 passes for 79 yards with no touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Iowa St on paper looks like a good running team with 5.2 yards per carries average but faced very weak defenses with the lone exemption to Iowa. Against Iowa the Cyclones were able to gain 190 yards on the ground on 34 rushing attempts. Nebraska is the 12th best rush defense in all of college football as team only average 2.75 yards per carry against the Cornhuskers.
CFB Trend: Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-1 ATS in their past 6 home games to the Iowa St Cyclones
The Wagerline consensus has 57.9% of the CFB bettors on Nebraska –19 1/2
The Wagerline consensus has 58.3% of the CFB bettors playing over 52