The college football consensus report for week two will feature a game between the UCLA Bruins and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Both of these teams are very popular with sports betting fans and the teams draw big fans and big betting action. So there is no surprise that these teams are a big draw for this week when they go up against one another.
Both teams had very convincing wins in the first week of the college football season but Nebraska is getting the public attention at the betting window. In fact several sports consensus reporting sites have the Cornhuskers grabbing up to 68% of the betting action a number that has continued to rise as kickoff approaches. This is a perfect example of a fan base and betting fans that blindly bet on a team based on a combination of the results from a week ago and popularity but not based on facts from the game.
Injuries should play a role in handicapping this game, but the betting public is basically ignoring the fact that running back Rex Burkhead is questionable for this game. Although the Cornhuskers are deep at the running back spot, they do much better when Burkhead is on the field.
Another big draw for college football bettors is that Nebraska is ranked nationally in the polls. That No. 17 ranking will draw plenty of action from college football bettors who are not familiar with the team.
It also goes without saying that the bettors could be completely ignoring the fact that UCLA will be the home team for this game. The Bruins have struggled in recent years but their recent offensive outburst is good news for a program that has struggled in the past.
Jonathan Franklin is a beast in the backfield that can handle the workload and lead the Bruins to an impressive upset so early in the season.
This is one of those games where you do not want to be on the same side as the public.
Consensus Football Pick Week Two: UCLA +5.5