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Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 NCAA Football Gambling Odds & Picks

2015-2016 Football Previews (Big Ten) – Cornhuskers

Bo Pelini could get this Nebraska Cornhuskers team to nine wins on a regular basis, but they just couldn’t get over the hump under his tutelage. Combine that problem with some of his antics that turned off the fan base, and Nebraska has a new coach.

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Big Ten 2015-2016 College Football Preview – Nebraska Cornhuskers

Head Coach: Mike Riley
2014 Record: 9-4
Odds to Win College Football Championship (from BetOnline): +10,000
Odds to win Big Ten (from BetOnline): +1,600
Season Win Total (from 5Dimes): 8

Mike Riley did a nice job at Oregon State, but expectations were never all that high there. It’s a whole different story at Nebraska.

Nebraska fans aren’t about to settle for anything less than titles, and they haven’t had any of those lately. Riley will install a new pro-style offense, which is going to be interesting since Nebraska has been a run-heavy team for so long.

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How long will it take the team to get accustomed to the new style of play? Can Nebraska fans be patient as Riley puts his mark on the team?

Team Strengths

Nebraska has a really strong defensive line. Even with Randy Gregory gone, I think there’s a good chance this group will be even better than they were a year ago. Maliek Collins has the skillset to be a star for this team in 2015. The Cornhuskers return seven of their top eight on the defensive front. Look for Nebraska to get a lot out of this group.

Nebraska has some good receivers that should fit well into Mike Riley’s game plan on offense. De’Mornay Pierson-El has speed to burn, and he’ll definitely be getting the ball to run the fly sweep in this offense. Jordan Westerkamp averaged 17 yards per reception last year, and I believe he is underrated by most people.

The Nebraska secondary has a ton of experience, and that will be key going up against some of the best quarterbacks in the country inside Big Ten play.

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This group should be one of the best secondaries in the conference.

Team Weaknesses

Tommy Armstrong isn’t an accurate passer, and I don’t think he’ll be a good fit for Riley’s system. Armstrong completed 53 percent of his passes last year. Armstrong is a good scrambler, but his legs will likely be used less in the new system. There isn’t much depth behind Armstrong either. I think Nebraska will have disappointing production from the quarterback spot this season.

Anytime you lose a running back the caliber of Ameer Abdullah you are going to drop off in a big way in production. Terrell Newby and Adam Taylor will likely share time at the running back spot this year. While those guys aren’t bad players, I don’t see them thriving in a pro-style offense.

Nebraska lost a lot of talent from the linebacker spot. Leading tackler Zaire Anderson (103 tackles last season) is gone as well as Trevor Roach (63 tackles last year). The Cornhuskers are relying on a lot of inexperienced guys at this position.

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015-2016 Prediction: 7-6

I expect Nebraska to stay under its season win total this year. Learning a brand new system can be hard, and all of these offensive guys have no prior work with the pro style offense of Mike Riley.

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Riley needs to get guys who better fit his system to be successful. Nebraska won’t be a bad team, but I do think it’ll fall short of expectations.

Nebraska Cornhuskers 2015 Football Schedule

Regular Season
Date Time vs
9/5/15 TBD BYU
9/12/15 8:00 PM ET USA
9/19/15 3:30 PM ET @MIA
9/26/15 TBD SOMIS
10/3/15 TBD @ILL
10/10/15 TBD WIS
10/17/15 TBD @MINN
10/24/15 TBD NW
10/31/15 TBD @PUR
11/7/15 TBD MSU
11/14/15 TBD @RUTG
11/27/15 TBD IOWA

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NCAAB Lines: Wisconsin vs. Nebraska Pick & Basketball Betting Preview

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NCAA basketball betting action sees the Wisconsin Badgers taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Tuesday February 10th at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska. Cappers Picks provides free NCAA basketball handicapping tips all season long.

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Free Pick: Nebraska vs. #24 USC: Holiday Bowl Betting Odds & Preview

Holiday Bowl: Cornhuskers vs Trojans Odds

The National University Holiday Bowl Bowl betting action sees the Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the #24 USC Trojans on Saturday, December 27th at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Cappers Picks provides free NCAA football handicapping tips all season long.

The biggest storyline in this game is the ongoing whirlwind of negative attention brought on by the firing of head coach Bo Pelini at Nebraska. Now at Youngstown State, Pelini is being replaced by Oregon State’s Mike Reilly, who is stepping back and letting 8-year Cornhusker assistant coach Barney Cotton.

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2014 Holiday Bowl
Nebraska (9-3, 5-3 Big Ten) @ #24 USC (8-4, 6-3 Pac-12)
Saturday, December 27th 8:00 PM ET @ Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego
NCAA Football Spread: USC -7
NCAA Football O/U: 51.5
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Both Nebraska and USC are known as big time football schools. Oddly enough, this is only the fifth time these two will meet, with USC leading the series 3-0-1. And as the first year under Steve Sarkisian at the helm, the Trojans are trying to avoid a 5 loss campaign.

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The Cornhuskers and Trojans both had stellar play from their big 3: their #1 starting QB, RB, and WR that propelled them both into this bowl game. While conference titles would have been nice, these two schools are happy to be duking it out in San Diego.


Cotton, who will be taking over the team for the game, has been a coach at the school for 8 years and was also an offensive lineman there as a student-athlete. He’ll be looking to keep the team focused and prepared coming into this huge game.

Tommy Armstrong Jr. has been stellar for the Cornhuskers. He was 152 of 294 passing for 2,314 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also has 133 carries on the ground, netting 664 yards and 5 scores. His biggest target through the air has been Kenny Bell. Bell has 40 receptions for 717 yards and 5 touchdowns.

The second leading receiver on the team, Jordan Westerkamp, has 41 receptions for 666 yards and 4 touchdowns.

On the ground, you couldn’t hear about top running backs this season without hearing Ameer Abdullah’s name. So far, he has 237 carries for 1,523 yards and 18 touchdowns. He also has 16 receptions for 208 yards and 3 touchdowns.

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The defense is going to have their hands full in this one. Team leaders on defense showed their worth this season, only losing 3 games in their 2014 campaign…so far. Zaire Anderson is leading the team in tackles with 95, Randy Gregory has the lead with 7 sacks and Nate Gerry has 5 interceptions for the Husker defense.

#24 USC

Cody Kessler stood out in a big way this season for the Trojans. Clearly the #1 starter coming out of camp, Kessler took the job and ran with it. This season, he has amassed 3,505 yards, 36 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 292 of 413 passing.

On the ground, Javorious “Buck” Allen (I don’t get it, either) has been the clear leader this season. With 250 carries, Allen was able to rack up 1,337 yards and 9 scores on the ground. He was also third on the team in receiving with 40 catches for 442 yards and a touchdown.

After Allen is Justin Davis, who had 125 carries this season for 550 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Nelson Algholor is leading the receivers this season. So far, he has 97 catches for 1,223 yards and 11 touchdowns. JuJu Smith is next with 51 receptions for 658 yards and 5 touchdowns of his own. George Farmer had 24 catches for 310 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Trojan defense has been no slouch this season, either. Giving up 23.8 points per game, the team is looking to let Su’a Cravens, who has 16 tackles for loss, loose on the Nebraska offense.

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The Cornhuskers should also be wary of Hayes Pullard, who has been a terror in the USC defense all year.

NCAA football handicapping trends

  •  Cornhuskers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games
  •  Cornhuskers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Pac-12
  •  Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 bowl games
  •  Trojans are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Bowl games
  •  Trojans are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 vs. Big Ten

Holiday Bowl Prediction

This has the makings to be a very good game. Despite the fact the teams will match up well on the field, you have to keep into consideration the level of disappointment the Husker players showed after the loss of Pelini.

Free 4* NCAA Betting Pick: USC -7

Their attitude will make or break the game for them as they can take the emotional momentum and use it against the Trojans or they can continue to focus on the negative and let it affect their play.

Final Holiday Bowl Score: Nebraska 20 – USC 38

Either way, I honestly believe USC just has too much firepower for Nebraska to keep up with.

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Free Picks: Nebraska vs. Iowa Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview

Week 14: Cornhuskers vs Hawkeyes Picks

Week 14 college betting action sees the Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa. Cappers Picks provides free college football handicapping tips all season long.

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Free Picks: #25 Minnesota vs. #23 Nebraska Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview

Week 13: Golden Gophers vs Cornhuskers Picks

Week 13 college betting action sees the #25 Minnesota Golden Gophers taking on the #23 Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska. Cappers Picks provides free college football handicapping tips all season long.

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Week 12: Cornhuskers vs Badgers Pick

NCAA Football Week 12 betting action sees the Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday November 15th at Camp Randall Stadium. Cappers Picks provides free college football handicapping tips all season long.

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NCAA Free Picks: Purdue vs. #16 Nebraska Betting Odds & Week 10 Preview

Week 10: Boilermakers vs Cornhuskers Picks

College Football Week 10 betting action sees the Purdue Boilermakers taking on the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Nov. 1, at Memorial Stadium. Cappers Picks provides free College football handicapping tips all season long.

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Free Picks: Illinois vs. #21 Nebraska Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview

Week 5: Fighting Illini vs Cornhuskers Picks

Week 5 college betting action sees the Illinois Fighting Illini taking on the No. 21 Nebraska Cornhuskers down in Lincoln, Neb. Cappers Picks provides free college football handicapping tips all season long.

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Free Picks: Miami vs. #24 Nebraska Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview

Week 4: Hurricanes vs Cornhuskers Picks

Week 4 college betting action sees the Miami Hurricanes taking on the No. 24 Nebraska Cornhuskers down in Lincoln, Neb. Cappers Picks provides free college football handicapping tips all season long.

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Free Picks: #21 Nebraska vs. Fresno State Gambling Lines & Handicapping Preview

Week 3: Cornhuskers vs Bulldogs Lines

College Football Week 3 betting action sees the Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the Fresno State Bulldogs on Sept. 13, at Bulldog Stadium. Cappers Picks provides free College football handicapping tips all season long.

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Free Pick: FAU vs. Nebraska Betting Odds & CFB Preview

Week 1: Owls vs Cornhuskers Lines

College Football Week 1 betting action sees the No. 22 Nebraska Cornhuskers taking on the Florida Atlantic Owls on Aug. 30, at Memorial Stadium. Cappers Picks provides free College football handicapping tips all season long.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers 2014 NCAA Football Gambling Odds & Predictions

2014-15 Football Previews – (Big 10) – Cornhuskers

Nebraska fans are split on Bo Pelini. There are a bunch of Cornhuskers fans who really don’t like the guy at all and want him canned in no time. On the other hand, there are a decent amount of fans who appreciate the hard nosed spirit he brings to Lincoln and hope he stays around for forever. Pelini is back for another year.


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The 11th seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers thought they had seen the last of the Baylor Bears after leaving the the Big 12 after the 2010-11 season, but will now face them in the second round of the NCAA tournament in the West Regional in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday.

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Despite always feeling on the verge of breaking through these programs are kind of stuck in a rut. Not a bad one of losing seasons, but of bumping their heads against a ceiling they can’t break through.

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Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Week 14 Betting Predictions & Preview

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers – Betting Preview

The Nebraska Cornhuskers continue to chug along without their starting quarterback and will get the chance to prove that they belong in a big-time bowl game on Friday afternoon when they host an improved Iowa Hawkeyes team in front of a national audience.

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Michigan St. Spartans vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Week 12 Betting Predictions & Preview

MSU vs Nebraska NCAA Football Handicapping

The 17th-ranked Michigan State Spartans will make the trip out to Lincoln to take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Both teams are coming off a win over Michigan, with Michigan’s State’s coming a week ago, so they’ll be fully rested and ready to go in this battle of Big Ten teams.