Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 9/28/19 Week 5 Predictions & Preview

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Updated: September 28, 2019

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Ohio State vs. Nebraska, 9/28/19 Week 5 Predictions & Preview

Can Nebraska find enough offense to contend with No. 5 Ohio State when the two Big Ten foes meet up tonight at 7:30PM ET?

Game Snapshot & Odds

195 Ohio State vs. 196 Nebraska

Saturday, September 28, 2019

7:30PM ET – Memorial Stadium

TV: ABC

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Public Betting Trends

According to the latest oddsmakers, Ohio State is favored on the road, as the Buckeyes are getting odds of -17.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the game is listed at 67 points. The public betting currently has 70 percent going on Ohio State as the big road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.

Nebraska gets a scare at Illinois

Nebraska opened up conference play last weekend with a 42-38 win at Illinois to improve to 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers are 1-3 against the spread and 2-2 with the over/under total.

The Cornhuskers are putting up 38 points and 485.8 yards per game on offense this season while the defense is allowing 25.3 points and 356.8 yards per contest. Quarterback Adrian Martinez has thrown for 1,052 yards and seven touchdowns while rushing for 234 yards and three scores. Maurice Washington is the leading rusher with 268 yards, but is dealing with a few minor injuries. He is expected to play tonight. JD Spielman is the leading receiver with 18 catches for 383 yards and a touchdown.

Buckeyes rolling along

Ohio State dominated another opponent last week, defeating Miami (Ohio) 76-5 at home. The Buckeyes improved to 4-0 on the season and are 1-0 in the Big Ten. They are also 3-1 against the spread and 2-1-1 with the over.

The Buckeyes are rolling right now, as the defense is giving up just 9 points and 222 yards per game this season. Offensively, Ohio State is putting up 53.5 points and 524.5 yards per contest. Quarterback Justin Fields has thrown for 880 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 150 yards and six scores. J.K. Dobbins is leading the ground attack with 477 yards and five touchdowns while Binjimen Victor is the leading receiver with 14 catches for 242 yards and two scores. The defense is being led by Chase Young, who has 14 tackles and seven sacks through four games.

College Football Betting Trends

Nebraska

The Cornhuskers are 13-3-1 with the over in their last 17 conference games and 12-4-1 with the over in their last 17 against a winning team.

Ohio State

The Buckeyes are 4-0 with the over in their last four conference games and 9-3 with the over in their last 12 road games.

Prediction:

These two have hit the over in four of their last five meetings and they put up 67 points in last year’s meeting despite hitting the under. The Nebraska defense has struggled in a few games this year, so I expect Ohio State to score plenty of points. The Buckeyes could experience a few problems on defense, going on the road for a night game against a team that has put up at least 31 points in every game this year. I look for some big plays to happen for both teams throughout the game, allowing the over to hit.

College Football Week 5 Prediction: Ohio State/Nebraska Over 67

Related: Ohio State vs. Nebraska Spread Prediction



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