The Nebraska Cornhuskers seek their first road victory since 2020 when they visit the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in a Big Ten matchup on Friday. Nebraska (2-3, 1-1 Big Ten) went 0-5 away from home last season and have yet to play a true road game in 2022. The Cornhuskers' last victory in an opponents' stadium came at Rutgers in their 2020 finale. In that contest, Nebraska posted a 28-2-1 triumph over the Scarlet Knights (3-2, 0-2), who have lost all five meetings in the all-time series.
Kickoff at SHI Stadium in Piscataway, N.J. is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Cornhuskers are 3-point favorites in the latest Nebraska vs. Rutgers odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 50.5. Before making any Rutgers vs. Nebraska picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Nebraska vs. Rutgers and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college football odds and betting lines for Rutgers vs. Nebraska:
- Nebraska vs. Rutgers spread: Cornhuskers -3
- Nebraska vs. Rutgers over/under: 50.5 points
- Nebraska vs. Rutgers money line: Cornhuskers -150, Scarlet Knights +125
- NEB: The Cornhuskers are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 contests following a straight-up win
- RUT: The Scarlet Knights are 1-6 ATS in their last seven home games
- Nebraska vs. Rutgers picks: See picks here
Why Nebraska can cover
The Cornhuskers have been performing well offensively this season, scoring at least 28 points in four of their five games and 35 or more on three occasions. They have gotten on the board often in the series with Rutgers, putting up 27 or more points in each of their five matchups. That trend should continue as the Scarlet Knights allowed 27 and 49 points in their first two conference games this year.
Nebraska's running game has provided plenty of scoring as 14 of the team's 21 offensive touchdowns in 2022 have come on the ground. Juniors who are in their first year with the Cornhuskers, running back Anthony Grant and quarterback Casey Thompson are tied for the club lead with five rushing TDs apiece, making Nebraska one of five schools in the country with two players that have run for at least five scores. Grant has recorded four 100-yard performances and ranks sixth in the nation with 600 rushing yards.
Why Rutgers can cover
Despite his struggles against the Buckeyes last time out, quarterback Evan Simon proved he's capable of performing well against Big Ten competition two weeks ago against Iowa. The sophomore completed 28-of-49 pass attempts for 300 yards and a touchdown versus the Hawkeyes, becoming just the fourth signal-caller in school history to register at least 300 passing yards in a Big Ten contest. Simon completed passes to 10 different receivers as his 49 attempts were the seventh-most in a game by a Scarlet Knights quarterback.
Rutgers' ground attack is led by Samuel Brown V, who posted career highs last week. The freshman gained 79 yards on 15 carries against Ohio State, eclipsing his previous best of 66 yards in the team's 66-7 romp over Wagner in the second game of the season. Brown is tied for the team lead with two rushing touchdowns, both of which came against the Seahawks, while senior wideout Aron Cruickshank is first on the club with two receiving scores.
How to make Rutgers vs. Nebraska picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Under the total, projecting the teams to combine for 49 points. It also has generated an against-the-spread pick that cashes in well over 50% of simulations. You can only get the pick at SportsLine.
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