Date/Time: September 20, 8:00 p.m. ET
Spread: Nebraska -7
The Miami Hurricanes are back to their winning ways after the opening day loss to the Louisville Cardinals. After tuning up on two lower tiered teams in Florida A&M and Arkansas State, the Canes will get a true test this week when they travel to Nebraska to take on the 24th ranked Cornhuskers.
The Cornhuskers are off a very convincing win over the lackluster Fresno State Bulldogs. That win coupled with the fact that they are home has the betting public very excited about this game. The college football betting consensus shows that over 71 percent of the early wagering is in favor of the home team in this prime time contest.
For Coach Al Golden and his Hurricanes this game will be a chance to improve on the road and on third down, two major areas of concern. This will be the first road game for the Canes since losing against Louisville and this atmosphere will be loud and filled with rabid Husker fans. The Canes will need to convert on third downs if they hope to make this a game as they rank 122nd out of the 125 Football Bowl Subdivision teams, when it comes down to third down conversion percentage rate.
On defense the Canes rotate many players in and out which will benefit this team in the future. Their players will gain valuable experience and it will allow for coaches to employ different packages. It may also help them this week as they attempt to stop one of the best players in college football in running back Ameer Abdullah. The Huskers returned to the college football rankings this week after getting bounced after a narrow win against McNeese state.
The latest college football betting trends in this game favor the road team. The Hurricanes are 8-0 against the spread (ATS) in their last 8 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games in September and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a win in which they covered the spread. The Cornhuskers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win in which they covered the spread.
College Football Picks: Hurricanes +7
This is a chance for the Hurricanes to get a big win that would overshadow that opening day loss. Beating a ranked team on the road would be a huge accomplishment for the Hurricanes who are eager to gain respect. Nebraska is very inconsistent and is tough to back as a favorite of more than a touchdown. The Canes may not win, but they keep this game and are worth a play plus the points.
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