Nebraska vs. Oklahoma Predictions, Odds, Picks

Sept. 18, 2021
Eytan Shander
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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Predictions

Score Prediction - Oklahoma 44 Nebraska 20

Week 3 should provide some excitement and even a couple of notable games with upsets, this isn’t one of them. There’s plenty of opportunity in this contest despite it leaning so heavy to one side. The spread is rather large even for an undefeated Oklahoma team hosting a Nebraska squad that’s fallen from grace. But the Cornhuskers have bigger issues at hand, like stopping Spencer Rattler and that Sooners offense.

Oklahoma’s one big weakness so far – turnovers – has been countered by their aggressive defense forcing turnovers. Winning that battle isn’t easy but we’ve all seen Rattler comfortably step into the role of a Heisman favorite, and given time, can dismantle this Nebraska defense.

It’s worth noting the Sooners were up on Tulane last game before slowing down their offense. Nebraska won’t be so lucky, unless this thing gets out of hand in the first half. There’s just way too much firepower here for Nebraska to slow down on defense, and counter with their offense. This is the same squad that lost to Illinois earlier in the season, they’ve just played worse competition since week 'zero'.

Scott Frost and his Huskers have zero chance to win this game, with a small window to cover that large number. Their defense isn’t equipped to slow down anyone right now, and their offense is arguably worse than Tulane. Beating Buffalo and Fordham do nothing to prepare for Norman, OK, and the team isn’t anywhere near as talented as the old Huskers teams battling OU for the Big 12 title. The only saving grace for Nebraska is their QB Adrian Martinez should be able to move the ball and score some points, especially later in the game.


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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Resources

  • Matchup: Big 12
  • Venue: Memorial Stadium
  • Location: Norman, Oklahoma
  • TV-Time: FOX - 12:00 p.m. ET

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Analysis

Two trends may help define this game and how to approach it from a betting standpoint. Don’t take Nebraska. They don’t play well against Top 10 opponents, covering just one of their last seven matchups. The difference in talent is a mile wide, especially with OU’s offense and skilled players on the outside. Once Nebraska goes down early, this one is over, as they won’t be able to stop Oklahoma. Expect the Huskers to score, which would buck the second trend of the total going under in each of Nebraska’s last seven road games.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Oklahoma Sooners Betting Trends

  • Nebraska has failed to cover the spread in six of its last seven games when facing an Top 10 AP-ranked school.
  • Nebraska has gone UNDER the point total in seven straight road games.