Nebraska vs. Colorado odds, predictions: 2019 college football picks from proven model on 52-31 run
SportsLine's advanced computer model simulated Saturday's Colorado vs. Nebraska game 10,000 times.
The Colorado Buffaloes look to keep their positive momentum going when they play host to No. 25 Nebraska Cornhuskers as they kick off the second week of the college football season. First-year coach Mel Tucker is looking to take the Buffaloes back to a bowl for the first time since 2016, while second-year coach Scott Frost has a similar undertaking at Nebraska, which also last went to a bowl game three years ago. The game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET from Boulder, Colo. The Buffaloes defeated the Cornhuskers 33-28 in their last meeting on Sept. 8, 2018. The Cornhuskers are 4.5-point favorites in the latest Nebraska vs. Colorado odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 63.5. Before making any Nebraska vs. Colorado picks of your own, be sure to see the college football predictions from SportsLine's proven projection model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times, and those who have followed it have seen massive returns. Over the past four years, this proprietary computer model has generated a jaw-dropping $4,530 profit for $100 bettors on its top-rated spread picks.
The model enters Week 2 of the 2019 college football season on a blistering 52-31 run on all top-rated picks. It also called Auburn (-3.5) covering against Oregon and Alabama (-34) covering against Duke in Week 1. Anybody who has been following it is way up.
Now, the model has dialed in on Nebraska vs. Colorado. We can tell you it's leaning under, and it has a strong against the spread pick that hits in well over 60 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account the play of Nebraska sophomore quarterback Adrian Martinez, who returns after a record-breaking freshman season that saw him make 11 starts. He set several records, including passing touchdowns by a freshman (17), total offensive yards by a freshman (3,246) and completion percentage by a freshman (64.6), including an 86.2 completion percentage in a game against Minnesota.
The Cornhuskers have had their way with the Buffaloes through the years, winning five of the last seven games in the series and are 7-2-1 in the last 10 games at Boulder. When Nebraska is ranked, the Cornhuskers are 21-1 against Colorado. The Cornhuskers have also amassed the fifth-most wins all-time, going 898-388-40 (.692) since starting football in 1890. Second-year coach Scott Frost is in charge of turning around the program and is 5-8 at Nebraska after going 19-7 at Central Florida, including a 13-0 mark in 2017.
One of Nebraska's top weapons is freshman wide receiver Wan'dale Robinson (5-10, 190). He made a big first impression in the season opener by leading the Huskers in all-purpose yards (131), while starting his Nebraska debut against South Alabama. He had four carries for 21 yards, caught three passes for 33 yards and returned three kickoffs for 77 yards.
But just because the Huskers started strong does not guarantee they will cover the Nebraska vs. Colorado spread on Saturday.
That's because Colorado appears to be vastly improved as well. Senior quarterback Steven Montez opened the season with a strong performance against in-state rival Colorado State, completing 13-of-20 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns. He set 13 Colorado records a year ago and, for his career, he has completed 582-of-936 passes for 7,134 yards and 48 touchdowns.
Another big reason the Buffaloes are a force to be reckoned with is sophomore running back Alex Fontenot (6-0, 195), who also had a big day against Colorado State. Fontenot entered the season as the frontrunner to take over duties at tailback and did not disappoint, rushing 19 times for 125 yards and three touchdowns.
So who wins Colorado vs. Nebraska? And which side of the spread can you bank on in well over 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Colorado vs. Nebraska spread to jump on Saturday, all from the advanced model that is up more than $4,500 on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.
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