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College football odds: How to bet Nebraska-Northwestern, picks
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College football odds: How to bet Nebraska-Northwestern, picks

Updated Aug. 27, 2022 4:21 a.m. ET

Are you ready for some football? Week 0 of the college football season is finally here!

There are 11 games involving Football Bowl Subdivision teams scheduled for Saturday.

The game of the week on FOX will have the world watching as the Nebraska Cornhuskers will play the Northwestern Wildcats in the Aer Lingus College Football Series on Saturday in Dublin, Ireland.

Here's everything you need from a betting perspective on the top game of the week, from the point spread, moneyline, and total over/under (odds via FOX Bet)


Nebraska @ Northwestern (12:30 p.m. ET Saturday, FOX)

Point spread: Nebraska -11 (Cornhuskers favored to win by more than 11 points, otherwise Wildcats cover)
Moneyline: Nebraska -455 favorites to win (bet $10 to win $12.20 total); Northwestern +350 underdogs to win (bet $10 to win $45 total)
Total scoring over/under: 52 points scored by both teams combined

The Cornhuskers lead the all-time series against the Wildcats 9-6, including a 56-7 win in Lincoln, Neb., on Oct. 21, 2021.

You probably didn't know this — the teams first played on Nov. 27, 1902, a 12-0 Cornhuskers win in Lincoln.

The Big Ten Conference West Division rivals each finished 3-9 overall, 1-8 in Big Ten play last season.

Running back Evan Hull, who rushed for 1,009 yards and seven touchdowns last season, returns for the Wildcats.

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Northwestern offensive tackle Peter Skoronski is projected as a possible first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Cornhuskers will be led by quarterback Casey Thompson, a transfer from Texas. Thompson was 165-for-261 passing (63.2%) for 2,113 yards, 24 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season for the Longhorns.

Thompson replaces Adrian Martinez, who started 38 games for Nebraska but transferred to Kansas State. Martinez is one of two college QBs who enter 2022 with at least 8,000 passing yards and 2,000 rushing yards in his career.

Thompson will be the deciding factor, FOX Bet's Dylan Brossman and Tieme Wesselink said.

"There is growing expectation Nebraska will do well this season with their new quarterback, Texas transfer Casey Thompson," FOX Bet senior trader Wesselink said. "We have also seen movement in their season win total."

Wesselink likes Nebraska to take care of business and for the game to have plenty of fireworks.

"Nebraska will debut former Texas QB Casey Thompson, who led the Big 12 in passing TDs last season," FOX Bet senior trading operations manager Brossman said. "Conversely, Northwestern ranked 101st defensively last season and enters this season without their leading tackler."

WESSELINK'S PARLAY PICK: Nebraska -11 and over 49.5 (at time of pick) combined points scored

BROSSMAN'S PARLAY PICK: Nebraska moneyline and over 49.5 (at time of pick) combined points scored

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