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Nebraska vs Northwestern Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends for College Football Week 0 on FanDuel (Aug 27)

Devon Platana
Nebraska vs. Northwestern prediction, odds and betting trends for NCAA college football game.
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Nebraska vs Northwestern Week 0 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Nebraska Cornhuskers (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten) vs. Northwestern Wildcats (0-0, 0-0 Big Ten)
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Aviva Stadium — Dublin, Ireland
Coverage: FOX

Week 0 of the 2022 NCAA college football season includes a showdown between the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Northwestern Wildcats. Nebraska was one of the worst Big Ten teams last season, going 1-8 against their conference and 3-9 overall. Fortunately for the Cornhuskers, their lone conference victory actually came against the Wildcats in Week 5.

Northwestern wasn't any better than Nebraska last season. Pat Fitzgerald's squad finished with the exact same record as the Cornhuskers, but finished second-last in the Big Ten due to Nebraska holding the tie breaker.

Nebraska vs Northwestern Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: NEB: (-550) | NU: (+400)
Spread: NEB: -13.5 (-105) | NU: +13.5 (-115)
Total: 50.5 — Over: (-105) | Under: (-115)

Nebraska enters this contest as the favorite on the moneyline and the spread. This 12:30 p.m. ET clash also features a total of 50.5, which is lower compared to this week's college football Week 0 projected totals.

Nebraska vs Northwestern Prediction & Pick

Nebraska absolutely decimated Northwestern in their 2021 meeting, walking out with a huge 56-7 victory in front of over 87,000 fans at Memorial Stadium. Unfortunately for Wildcats fans, their team isn't that much better than last year and there's a good reason why the Cornhuskers are 13.5-point favorites here.

Nebraska's defense should help keep their opponents at bay. Northwestern only scored more than 14 points in five of their 12 games last season, only averaging 11.3 PPG in their final six outings. In other words, it should be a decisive Cornhuskers victory in Dublin.

Final Score Prediction: Nebraska: 42 | Wildcats: 13

Nebraska vs Northwestern Betting Trends

- Nebraska is 0-5 straight up in its last five games against Big Ten schools.
- Northwestern is 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games played in August.
- The total has hit the over in five of Nebraska's last seven games.
- The total has hit the under in 13 of Northwestern's last 19 games played on Saturday.

Nebraska vs Northwestern Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

After last year's dominant performance over their rivals, Nebraska shouldn't have any problems handling Northwestern again. There's not much value with an outright Cornhuskers victory, which is why I'm advocating for the total to hit the over again. With how bad the Wildcats' defense was in 2021, things could get out of hand quickly at Aviva Stadium.

Bet: Over 50.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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