Week 11 is a big game towards deciding who will win the Big Ten West and play in the Big 10 Championship as both visiting Minnesota Golden Gophers and favored Nebraska Cornhuskers are tied. The Week 11 college football line favors Nebraska by 13-points to beat Minny. This night game with a 7:30 ET start on Saturday, November 12th will be played in Lincoln, Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium and have major college football wagering on it from early numbers.
Both Minnesota and Nebraska have a decent 7-2 record in this 2016 NCAA Football season thus far. Neither team has done as well against the spread betting football with the Golden Gophers at 4-5-0 and the Cornhuskers 5-3-1.
Minnesota Vs Nebraska Line & Free Pick
The Week 11 college football line opened with Nebraska an -8 point favorite and the total opened at 50. With an injury to the Huskers starting QB, bets on the Golden Gophers has pulled the odds to as low as 6. The Cornhuskers are now a touchdown favorite.
What: Minnesota Golden Gophers (7-2) at No. 21 Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2)
When: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Start Time: 7:30 PM ET
Where: Lincoln, NE
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Spread: Nebraska -7 (-105)
Moneyline: Gopers +230 Vs Huskers -270
Game Total: 48
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Minnesota vs Nebraska
Bet on Minnesota +7.0 +115 Because…
The passing defense of Minnesota is not very good, but they don’t have to be against the horrible pass offense on Nebraska. The Cornhuskers are ranked 85th on pass offense, but they may actually be worse than that now. In the past 2 games versus Wisconsin and Ohio State the Huskers only completed 21 of their 64 pass attempts for a 2 game total of 279 yards and 4 interceptions.
Nebraska may be without their superstar QB Tommy Armstrong (concussion protocol) which will make Nebraska’s already anemic offense even worse. The Golden Gophers are on a 4 game winning streak and in a 3 way tie with Nebraska and Wisconsin in the Big Ten West and motivated to again defeat Nebraska as they did in Lincoln in 2014.
“This is out of our hands, which is a good thing,” Nebraska coach Mike Riley said. “That decision will be made medically.”
If Armstrong cannot play, fifth-year senior Ryker Fyfe will call the signals against Minnesota. Fyfe was 5 of 18 for 52 yards with an interception after taking over for Armstrong last week. He has completed 51.7 percent of his 89 career passes with seven touchdowns and six interceptions.
Bet on Nebraska -7.0 -115 Because…
The Nebraska Cornhuskers could not be coming off a harder back-to-back pair of games than the last 2 they just lost on the road to Wisconsin and then Ohio State after just being in the mix to make the College Football Playoffs. Well, that is over and Nebraska is also ready to get revenge on Minnesota at home after the Golden Gophers beat them there 2 years ago.
The Cornhuskers have been a rushing team forever, and even if Tommy Armstrong is out they will pound the rock down the Gophers’ throat until they are choking and down by multiple touchdowns.
Nebraska is 3-2 versus Minnesota since joining the Big Ten, including a 48-25 victory in Minneapolis last year. The Golden Gophers prevailed 28-24 in Lincoln in 2014.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
This one should be easy for your college football wagering choice as the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be taking out revenge and the last 2 losses out on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. They are coming home after 2 tough away games, and the hometown crowd should help motivate this still strong team.
Don’t be fooled by the fact Minnesota won here 2 years ago, because this is about much more than past performance.