LINE: Nebraska -7.5, o/u: 49.5
ATS PICK: Nebraska
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Since there wasn’t anything else happening last Saturday night, everyone saw Nebraska get embarrassed and rolled by Ohio State, and no one seems ready to dive in big and invest against a Northwestern team that’s just plain awful.
The Wildcats are beaten up, the passing game is non-existent, and the plucky-tough defense isn’t able to overcome the other issues.
Okay, so many are also scared off by Nebraska’s struggles against Illinois and collapse against Colorado, but this can’t be stressed enough …
Northwestern is awful.
The Wildcats have the nation’s least-efficient passing game, but playing Michigan State and Wisconsin will do that.
Even so, after getting beaten up by the Spartans and Badgers, now they have to go on the road to deal with a Husker team that should be able to run just enough, and should be able to generate enough defensive pressure, to win this by more than a touchdown.