Nebraska vs. Northwestern - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Nebraska vs. Northwestern - 10/5/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Northwestern Wildcats (1-3) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-2)

College Football: Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Stadium-Lincoln)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -7.5 -- Over/Under: 50 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Northwestern Wildcats and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college football action at Memorial Stadium.

The Northwestern Wildcats need a win here to save their season and rebound from a 1-3 start. The Northwestern Wildcats have won eight of their last 10 road games. Hunter Johnson is completing 48.3 percent of his passes for 367 yards, one touchdown and four interceptions. Johnson has zero touchdown passes in his last two games. Bennett Skowronek and JJ Jefferson have combined for 248 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Riley Lees has 12 receptions. The Northwestern Wildcats ground game is averaging 151.2 yards per contest, and Drake Anderson leads the way with 305 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Northwestern is allowing 21.5 points and 318.8 yards per game. Travis Whillock leads the Northwestern Wildcats with 37 tackles, Joe Gaziano has 2.5 sacks and Paddy Fisher has one interception.

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers also need a victory after splitting their last four games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won six of their last seven home games. Adrian Martinez is completing 59.5 percent of his passes for 1,100 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions. Martinez has two or more touchdown passes in nine of his last 14 games. JD Spielman and Wan'Dale Robinson have combined for 594 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Maurice Washington has 10 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 209 yards per contest, and Martinez leads the way with 315 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 29.8 points and 401.4 yards per game. Mohamed Barry leads the Nebraska Cornhuskers with 41 tackles, Carlos Davis has three sacks and Eric Lee Jr. has two interceptions.

The Wildcats are 10-2-1 ATS in their last 13 games in October, 21-7-1 ATS in their last 29 conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 conference games, 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Wildcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Nebraska and 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Cornhuskers last 4 home games. The under is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 road games.

The Northwestern Wildcats have covered 13 of their last 15 games as a road underdog. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have split their last eight games ATS as a home favorite. Northwestern has been a money making machine on the road the last couple of years and actually looked good in its road loss to Wisconsin. Nebraska did absolutely nothing last week in a big game against Ohio State, and you have to start questioning if Scott Frost is capable of getting this program back to the glory days. Either way, there's no reason to be laying this much chalk with the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

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Randy’s Pick Northwestern Wildcats +7.5

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