Week 10 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a solid slate of games from the Big Ten, including a showdown between the Minnesota Golden Gophers and Nebraska Cornhuskers. Both schools are 2-3 against their conference this season, meaning a victory is crucial to climbing up to .500.
Can Minnesota earn its first road victory since Sept. 24? Or will Nebraska snap its two-game losing streak by emerging victorious at home?
Minnesota vs Nebraska Odds
According to FanDuel Sportsbook's college football odds, Minnesota is a heavy -720 favorite on the moneyline (14.5-point spread) in a game with a 44.5-point over/under.
What should college football fans expect in this matchup, and where can bettors find value?
Minnesota vs Nebraska Prediction and Best Bet
While these two Big Ten rivals have traded wins over the years, Minnesota is on a three-game winning streak against Nebraska. The Golden Gophers defeated their foes by an average margin of 13.7 points over that stretch, showing just how one-sided things have been lately.
I don't expect that trend to end this year. After all, Minnesota boasts the fourth-best scoring defense in the nation. That isn't exactly promising for a Nebraska squad that was held to just nine points by then-No. 17 Illinois last week and that has generated only 20.0 PPG over its last three outings.
There's also the fact that Nebraska owns the 12th-worst scoring defense at home. Even though Golden Gophers QB Tanner Morgan hasn't been lights-out this year, he should be able to take advantage of the Cornhuskers' secondary, which surrenders 288.1 passing yards per game (No. 118).
With a Minnesota victory being more than likely, I'm taking the Golden Gophers to cover the 14.5-point spread. Minnesota is 8-3 against the spread (ATS) in its last 11 games while also being 4-1 ATS in the last five meetings with Nebraska.
As far as the total goes, I'm taking over 44.5 points. The two sides have combined for 45+ points in 15 of their last 18 matchups. With the way that Minnesota's offense has been excelling along with Nebraska's defense struggles, I'd be shocked if the over isn't reached.
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