No. 9 Ohio State Looks to Subdue Nebraska, Cover Big Spread As Week 7 Road Favorites
The red-hot, ninth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes will look to extend their winning ways and cover the spread as hue road favorites when they visit a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that is looking to get back in the win column after getting beaten to a pulp last weekend.
If you’re looking to cash in on this contest and you’re wondering whether or not the Buckeyes can cover the Week 7 college football betting spread as a three-touchdown-plus favorite, let’s find out right now. The Buckeyes visit the Cornhuskers at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska on Saturday night at 7:30 PM ET with this matchup airing live on FS1.
Ohio State Vs Nebraska NCAAF Week 7 Spread & ATS Pick
Ohio State Buckeyes (5-1) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-3)
When: Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Memorial Stadium-Lincoln
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Spread: Ohio State -24
Why Bet the Ohio State Buckeyes Odds at -24
The Buckeyes apparently didn’t like losing to Oklahoma in Week 2 because they’ve been smacking the opponents ever since that now, distant Week 2 home loss to the Sooners.
Ohio State has won four straight in emphatic fashion, including their 62-14 Week 6 beatdown of Maryland as a 30-point home favorite. Quarterback J.T. Barrett completed 20 of 31 passes for 261 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while rushing for 59 yards and another score on eight carries.
The Buckeyes racked up 281 rushing yards and five scores on the ground to dispatch Maryland while keeping their Big Ten rivals off the scoreboard in the second and third quarters. For the season, the Heisman Trophy-contending Barrett is completing 63.8 percent of his passes for 1,513 yards with 16 touchdowns and just one interception. Barrett has tossed an impressive 12 TD passes over his last three games. Ohio State is averaging a stellar 45.8 points per game (4th) while limiting their opponents to just 10.8 points per contest defensively (10th).
Why Bet the Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds at +24
Nebraska saw their modest two-game winning streak come to an abrupt halt in their 38-17 smackdown loss against Wisconsin last weekend while getting shut out in the first and fourth quarters. Quarterback Tanner Lee completed just 16 of 32 passes for 262 yards with one touchdown and one interception and the Cornhuskers lost both, the turnover battle (2-1) and time of possession battle by over 13 minutes.
Nebraska also allowed Badgers running back Jonathan Taylor to run wild to the tune of 249 yards and two touchdowns on 25 carries in the loss. Running back Devine Ozigbo rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries for Nebraska but the Cornhuskers were held to a mind-boggling 68 yards in the second half. Nebraska averages 27.8 points per game (77th) while allowing 26.7 points per contest defensively (78th).
Ohio State Vs Nebraska ATS Pick
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are in real trouble in this contest, seeing as how Ohio State is far superior in all three phases of the game and is on some sort of mission after getting their butts kicked against Oklahoma at home this year.
Nebraska is just 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games against a team with a winning road record, 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last four home games. Conversely, Ohio State has gone 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games and a blistering 44-20-1 ATS in their last 65 road games. I’m expecting the Buckeyes to have this game well in hand by the time halftime rolls around!
Pick: Ohio State -24