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2021 Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Betting Predictions

Aug. 31, 2021
by Joe Williams

2021 Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds, Predictions, Preview

The residents of the Cornhusker State are "Nebraska Nice", and they will have patience for one of their own in head coach Scott Frost. He is heading into his fourth season patrolling the sidelines, but he hasn't cobbled together one bowl season yet. Even the nice residents of Nebraska are getting a little bit impatient, and Frost could be on the hot seat if he doesn't get the Huskers to the postseason this season.

QB Adrian Martinez is back under center for the fourth season as a starter, but he needs to show some improvement. In Frost's first season at the helm in 2018, the Huskers posted 30.0 PPG, but they devolved into an erratic offense with just 23.1 PPG in 2020. Turnovers killed Nebraska, as they coughed it up 18 times in just eight games.

The good news is that Nebraska won at Purdue and at Rutgers in their final two road games, and they also scored a 30-23 win over Penn State on Nov. 14. And their final two losses at Iowa and against Minnesota were by seven or fewer points, so perhaps Nebraska can clean up the turnovers, use that solid finish as a springboard into 2021.

The Cornhuskers could get off to a quick start if they are able to push past Illinois in the road opener Aug. 28. They face FCS Fordham and Buffalo, very winnable games. They could be 3-0 before a trip to Oklahoma on Sept. 18, a game which reminds old-school fans of the good old days of the Big 8, and when a game against OU meant a trip to the Orange Bowl.

This will be a team which will be in the six- or seven-win neighborhood if Martinez shows some improvement, the team cuts down on turnovers and someone like true freshman RB Gabe Ervin emerges as a star. Perhaps WR Samori Toure can be a big-time addition to the offense as a transfer, too. The defense is less of a concern, as they allowed just 5.46 yards per game, down an entire half-yard from the previous campaign. Nebraska fans should likely see their first bowl game since the 2016 Music City Bowl.

Preseason Best Bet: Over 6 Wins (-134)

2021 Nebraska Cornhuskers Schedule

  • 08/28/2021 - Nebraska 22, Illinois 30 (+6.5) - Under 52.5
  • 09/04/2021 - vs. Fordham
  • 09/11/2021 - vs. Buffalo
  • 09/18/2021 - at Oklahoma
  • 09/25/2021 - at Michigan State
  • 10/02/2021 - vs. Northwestern
  • 10/09/2021 - vs. Michigan
  • 10/16/2021 - at Minnesota
  • 10/30/2021 - vs. Purdue
  • 11/06/2021 - vs. Ohio State
  • 11/20/2021 - at Wisconsin
  • 11/26/2021 - vs. Iowa

2021 Nebraska Cornhuskers Results

  • SU: 0-1
  • ATS: 0-1
  • O/U: 0-1
  • ATS-Home: 0-0
  • ATS-Road: 0-1
  • ATS-Favorite: 0-1
  • ATS-Underdog: 0-0

Win Total Odds

  • Over 6 -134
  • Under 6 +105


Nebraska Odds to win 2021 Big 10 Championship

Yes +1800

This isn't a conference championship quality team quite yet, but they're definitely a team headed in the right direction. Still, Nebraska fans should temper expectations, and be happy with a bowl game.

Big Ten Conference Betting Odds

Nebraska Odds to Win 2021-22 College Football Playoff

Yes +50000

Nebraska will be at or just above .500 this season, and the CFP chances will likely be out the window by October. Save your money.

Nebraska 2021 Heisman Contenders & Odds

Adrian Martinez +10000

Martinez was very mistake-prone and banged up last season. He threw for just 1,055 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions, while getting sacked 11 times. Martinez did lead the team in rushing with 521 yards with seven touchdowns, but those numbers weren't elite. He hasn't been elite in the past two seasons, either, and the Heisman ship has likely sailed for Martinez. Huskers fans would be pleased with just some stability and a winning record.

2021 Heisman Trophy Betting Odds

2020 Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Results

  • 10/24/2020 - Nebraska 17 at Ohio State 52 (-27.5) - Under, 69.5
  • 11/07/2020 - Nebrasa 13 at Northwestern 21 (-4) - Under, 54
  • 11/14/2020 - Penn State 23 at Nebraska 30 (+2.5) - Under, 57.5
  • 11/21/2020 - Illinois 41 (+16.5) at Nebraska 23 - Over, 61.5
  • 11/27/2020 - Nebraska 20 (+12.5) at Iowa 26 - Under, 53
  • 12/05/2020 - Nebraska 37 (+1) at Purdue 27 - Push, 64
  • 12/12/2020 - Minnesota 24 (+9) at Nebraska 17 - Under, 61.5
  • 12/18/2020 - Nebraska 28 (-6.5) at Rutgers 21 - Under, 52
  • SU: 3-5
  • ATS: 4-4
  • O/U: 1-6-1
  • ATS-Home: 1-2
  • ATS-Road: 3-2
  • ATS-Favorite: 1-2
  • ATS-Underdog: 3-2

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