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Huskers Open As 3 Point Favorites On The Road vs MN; Up To 4.5

BigRedOhio

Travel Squad
10 Year Member
Agree, I thought this line would be much higher. But Nebraska coming off a devastating loss...how much energy will this team have? Minnesota is not very good, but they've had our number and are playing at home. Considering how mental this Nebraska team is, anything could happen.
 

NorthwoodHusker

Blackshirt
Agree, too low.
Minny has faced one good offense, OSU, all year and have regressed quite a bit since.
The offenses their D has faced were awful.
Theyll still manage some runs against us, very good O line and their 3rd string RB a 4star frosh, smallish
 

Beareye

Junior Varsity
5 Year Member
Did you by chance look at their average coming in? The D punched them in the mouth.
I focused more on what they had done the past two weeks against Rutgers and Wisky. Again, we weren't terrible on run defense, but we didn't exactly shut down their running game either.
 

EastOfEden

Junior Varsity
10 Year Member
We'll see. Depends on what it always does with us - penalties, fumbles, ST play, general discipline of the team, injuries, and a half way decent game plan.

I don't think it depends much on Minnesota - they will hang round and wait for us to screw up, and if we don't they lose and we win. If we do, who knows.
 

Red Reign

Husker Immortal
15 Year Member
We'll see. Depends on what it always does with us - penalties, fumbles, ST play, general discipline of the team, injuries, and a half way decent game plan.

I don't think it depends much on Minnesota - they will hang round and wait for us to screw up, and if we don't they lose and we win. If we do, who knows.

Third string true Frosh RB and a average at best QB against our defense

It depends mostly on their offense for them to have a chance

They have not played against a D like ours and really only one good team in Ohio State
 

Shadow of the Dome

Red Shirt
5 Year Member
I got the huskers on Sunday on fandeul @ only -1.5 so I took that in a hurry. Also went up to a casino in Michigan for work & they gave us some money. You can adjust the point spread on the terminal. I went & took it as far as they'd let me & it was @ -10 so I did that as well.
 

HuskerWeatherman

Feral Cat
20 Year Member
The line on this game confuses me.

First, for the first time in several years, Nebraska has actually done well ATS this season.

Typically, Vegas will adjust for trends like that. I tend to think Vegas could have set the line at NU -6.5 to -7.5 range, and they would have gotten closer to equal money on both sides (which is their goal). But instead, they opened at -3 and it's about -4 on average currently (meaning, the early money has come in on Nebraska).

Just the eyeball test tells me Nebraska should win by 10+. So why is the spread so low? I'm sure some of that is based on recent history between the two teams. And that we are 0-3 on the road this season. But still, there's little doubt Nebraska is an improved team -- and I think there's doubt Minnesota can say the same.

Anyhow, whenever I see a line that seems misguided, I think Vegas knows what they are doing. There's a psychological red flag to this line. I find it worrisome because it defies what I consider logical reason.

I haven't bet in many years. And even if I did, I wouldn't bet on Nebraska games. But it seems so clear to me Nebraska should cover -3.5 to -4. So if I was forced to bet, that's the way I would go. But due to the red flag this line is sending me, I'd actually completely avoid it.
 
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