Minnesota vs. Nebraska Prediction, Odds, Picks

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In Week 1, the Minnesota Golden Gophers (0-1) will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-0) at Huntington Bank Stadium, on Thursday August 31. Last year, the Golden Gophers won the Pinstripe bowl and went 9-4. They averaged 28.2 offensive points per game, ranking 66th among college football teams. The Cornhuskers failed to make the playoffs last season after finishing 4-8. On offense, they averaged 22.6 points per game (102nd), while conceding 27.6 per game (77th) defensively.

Here’s everything you need from a betting perspective on the Minnesota-Nebraska game on FOX Sports, from the point spread, moneyline, total over/under and expert pick:

Minnesota vs. Nebraska Game Information & Odds

When:

Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

  • Location: Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • TV: FOX
  • Live boxscore on FOX SportsMinnesota vs Nebraska Betting Information updated as of August 31, 2023, 8:45 AM ET.
  • Favorite
Spread (Odds)
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Moneyline Under Moneyline Minnesota -7 (-108)
-274 +219 43 -108 -111 Minnesota vs. Nebraska Prediction Pick ATS:

Minnesota (-7)

  • Pick OU: Over (43)
  • Prediction: Minnesota 32, Nebraska 13
  • Pick Via FOX Sports Betting Analyst Jason McIntyre:The road underdog has taken money, as this has gone down from 7.5 to 7, and if you look hard in the market you can find a 6.5.

Sharp bettors want to back Matt Rhule, who turned around

Temple

and Baylor and now faces a monumental task at Nebraska, where the Cornhuskers are looking to register their first 10-win season since 2012.I’d lean to the Huskers getting a touchdown because they have a big QB edge here with Georgia Tech transfer Jeff Sims

taking over at QB. Sims, a 4-star recruit and former FSU commit who played three years at Georgia tech, has thrown over His mobility is going to be a handful for a Minnesota defense which has been extremely stingy the last two seasons.Rhule will have to remake a bad defense, but he added five players from the SEC who are expected to contribute immediately. I hate playing against P.J. The Cornhuskers have a 31.3% implied probability. The Cornhuskers have a 31.3% implied probability.Minnesota put together a 7-6-0 record against the spread last season.

Nebraska won five games against the spread last year, failing to cover seven times.

Minnesota vs. Nebraska: Head-to-Head
In their last two head-to-head matchups, Minnesota has defeated Nebraska two times.

The two teams have gone over the total on one occasion while sharing an even 1-1 record in their games against the spread.

  • Over their last two head-to-head contests, Minnesota has scored 50 points, while Nebraska has posted 36.
  • Minnesota vs. Nebraska: 2022 Stats Comparison
  • Minnesota

Nebraska

  • Off. Points per Game (Rank)
  • 28.2 (60)
  • 22.6 (105)

Def. Points per Game (Rank)

13.8 (4) 27.6 (65) Turnovers Allowed (Rank)
13 (19) 19 (74) Turnovers Forced (Rank)
18 (62) 16 (84) Minnesota 2022 Key Players
Name Position Stats
Mohamed Ibrahim RB 1,665 YDS / 20 TD / 128.1 YPG / 5.2 YPC

Tanner Morgan

QB 1,382 YDS (66.9%) / 9 TD / 5 INT 55 RUSH YDS / 4 RUSH TD / 4.2 RUSH YPG
Daniel Jackson WR 37 REC / 557 YDS / 5 TD / 42.8 YPG
Treyson Potts RB 474 YDS / 3 TD / 36.5 YPG / 4.7 YPC
Mariano Sori-Marin
LB 84 TKL / 6.0 TFL / 1.5 SACK Tyler Nubin
DB 53 TKL / 2.0 TFL / 4 INT / 4 PD Cody Lindenberg
LB 70 TKL / 4.0 TFL / 1.0 SACK Terell Smith
DB 36 TKL / 3.0 TFL / 2.0 SACK / 2 INT Nebraska 2022 Key Players
Name Position Stats
Casey Thompson QB 2,407 YDS (63.1%) / 17 TD / 10 INT

-21 RUSH YDS / 5 RUSH TD / -1.8 RUSH YPG

Trey Palmer WR 71 REC / 1,043 YDS / 9 TD / 86.9 YPG
Anthony Grant RB 915 YDS / 6 TD / 76.3 YPG / 4.2 YPC
Marcus Washington
WR 31 REC / 471 YDS / 1 TD / 39.3 YPG Garrett Nelson
LB 56 TKL / 8.0 TFL / 5.5 SACK Luke Reimer
LB 75 TKL / 2.0 TFL / 1.0 SACK / 1 INT Isaac Gifford
S 62 TKL / 5.0 TFL / 1.0 SACK Marques Buford Jr.
DB 52 TKL / 3.0 TFL / 2 INT / 2 PD  
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