Oklahoma vs Nebraska Odds, Trends, Predictions

by | Sep 12, 2022 | cfb

Oklahoma Sooners vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

Date: Saturday, September 17th

Location: Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE), Lincoln, NE

TV: Fox

Point Spread: OU -11.0/Neb +11.0 (Wagerweb - Make the Huskers a +31 underdog by placing them into a massive 20 point college football teaser found at Wagerweb Sportsbook!)

Money Line: Okl -489/Neb +335

Over/Under: 64.0

RECENT FORM

This season, the Sooners have an overall record of 2-0 and have yet to play a game in the Big
12. Last year, the Sooners were an above .500 team on the road, going 3-2. Across their last 3
road games, they had an ATS record of 1-2-0.

In their previous game, Oklahoma knocked off Kent State by a score of 33-3. However, grabbing
the home win, the Sooners did not cover the spread, as they were 33.5-point favorites. In the
win, Oklahoma completed 75.0% of their 28 passes, 3 of which resulted in touchdowns. On the
ground, the team ended with 1 rushing touchdown while averaging 3.7 yards per carry for a total
of 134 yards.

Heading into the matchup, Dillon Gabriel has an overall passer rating of 136.81 on a total of
529 yards. Thus far, he has thrown for 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions. Wide receiver Marvin
Mims, has come up with the most production for the team, with a total of 244 receiving yards. The
top option in the run game for the team is Eric Gray, who has carried the ball 26 times for a
total of 173 yards.

Heading into this week’s game, the Cornhuskers have a record of 0-1 in Big Ten play. Their
overall record currently sits at 1-2. This year, Nebraska will look to play better at home, as
they finished the season with a below .500 record at 3-4. In their last 3 home games, they posted
an ATS mark of 3-4.

In their previous game, the Cornhuskers fell to Georgia Southern on the road by a score of
45-42. Nebraska also picked up an ATS loss, as they were 23.0-point favorites entering the game.
In the game, Nebraska finished with 1 touchdown through the air, while throwing for 318 yards.
The team ended the game with 5 rushing touchdowns, along with a total of 257 yards on the
ground.

Heading into the matchup, Casey Thompson has an overall passer rating of 93.41 on a total of
866 yards. Thus far, he has thrown for 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Trey Palmer leads the
team’s receiving corps with 18 catches for a total of 231 yards. The Sooners have turned to
running back Anthony Grant a total of 69 times for a total of 428 rushing yards.

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BETTING TRENDS

Against the spread, Oklahoma have gone 7-3-0 in their last 10 games. Over this same period,
their straight-up record is 8-2-0. The team averaged 39.4 points in these games, while allowing
25.6. Their over-under record was 5-4-1.

Looking back on their last 10 games, the Cornhuskers have an ATS record of just 3-7-0. In
addition, their straight-up record is only 2-8-0. Their last 10 over-under record comes in at
7-3-0. Nebraska has a positive scoring differential in these games, averaging 30.5 points per
game and allowing 27.9.

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KEY STATS AND ANALYSIS

Heading into the game, the Sooners are ranked 38th in points per game.

This season, Oklahoma has struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just 264.5
passing yards per game. This week, the Sooners will be facing a Nebraska defense that finished
93rd in pass yards allowed per game. Last year, they averaged 266.45 yards per game when facing
defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

This season, the run game has not been a big part of the Oklahoma offense, as they are
averaging just 37.0 attempts per game. With their limited opportunites, they have an average of
196.5 yards per contest, good for 43rd in the NCAA. This week, the Sooners will be facing a
Nebraska defense that finished 76th in rush yards allowed per game. Last year, they averaged
181.78 yards per game when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

The Sooners will look to once again play well defensively, as they are currently 10th in
points allowed at 8.0 points per game allowed.

Heading into this week’s matchup, the Cornhuskers will look to improve their offensive output,
as they are ranked just 54th in the NCAA in points scored.

So far, the Cornhuskers are averaging 288.67 yards per game through the air, placing them 32nd
in the country. This week, the Cornhuskers will be facing an Oklahoma defense that finished 166th
in pass yards allowed per game. Last year, they averaged 255.62 yards per game when facing
defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

So far, the Nebraska offense is near the NCAA average in rushing, averaging 203.67 yards per
game on the ground. This year, they have handed the ball off an average of 39.67 times per game,
placing them 47th in the country. This week, the Cornhuskers will be facing an Oklahoma defense
that finished 51st in rush yards allowed per game. Last year, they averaged 196.88 yards per game
when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

Heading into the game, the Cornhuskers will hope for some improved play from their defense, as
they are currently 99th at 31.0 points per game allowed.

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