Nebraska vs. Indiana Prediction: Picks & Start Time – October 2022

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Big Ten foes will clash when the Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-3) meet the Indiana Hoosiers (3-1).

Nebraska vs. Indiana Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Nebraska as the favorites.

Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Nebraska has -216 odds to pick up the win, while Indiana is listed at +177 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the total for the game is set at 61.5 points.

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Game Info

How to Watch Nebraska vs. Indiana Live?

  • Game Day: Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
  • TV Channel: BTN
  • Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)

Betting Preview

Nebraska

Despite having a bottom-25 defense that ranks fifth-worst in the FBS (514.0 yards allowed per game), Nebraska has played better on offense, ranking 42nd in the FBS offensively putting up 451.0 yards per game. With 35.5 points allowed per game on defense, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS, Nebraska has been forced to lean on their 71st-ranked offense (30.5 points per contest) to keep them competitive. With 280.5 passing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 17th-worst in the FBS, Nebraska has had to lean on their 57th-ranked passing offense (257.5 passing yards per contest) to keep them competitive. Nebraska owns the 34th-ranked rushing offense this season (193.5 rushing yards per game), and has been worse on defense, ranking fifth-worst with 233.5 rushing yards allowed per game. Nebraska owns the 12th-best offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (52.6% third-down conversion rate), but ranks sixth-worst defensively (52.5% third-down percentage). With five forced turnovers (81st in the FBS) against seven turnovers committed (84th in the FBS), Nebraska’s -2-2 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.

Indiana

Indiana has been struggling defensively, ranking 22nd-worst with 429.3 total yards allowed per game. It has been more productive on offense, putting up 407.5 total yards per contest (73rd-ranked). In terms of points scored Indiana ranks 83rd in the FBS (28.8 points per game), and it is 89th on the other side of the ball (29.3 points allowed per game). Indiana has been struggling against the pass, ranking 18th-worst with 279.8 passing yards allowed per game. It has been more effective on offense, putting up 292.8 passing yards per contest (29th-ranked). Indiana’s running game has not been getting things done, ranking 24th-worst in the FBS with 114.8 rushing yards per game. It has been more productive on the defensive side of the ball, surrendering 149.5 rushing yards per contest (76th-ranked). Indiana is posting a 47.3% third-down conversion rate on offense this season (31st-ranked). Meanwhile, it is surrendering a 41.3% third-down rate (92nd-ranked) on defense. With six forced turnovers (56th in the FBS) and eight turnovers committed (98th in the FBS) this season, Indiana ranks 100th in the FBS with a turnover margin of -2.

Nebraska vs. Indiana Betting Analysis

Nebraska Betting Insights

Nebraska has not won a game against the spread this season (0-3-0). Nebraska is winless against the spread when it is 5.5-point or greater favorites (0-2). Nebraska games have gone over the total once this season. The Cornhuskers have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they lost. The Cornhuskers have played as a moneyline favorite of -216 or shorter in only one game this season, which they lost.

Hoosiers Betting Insights

Indiana has covered the spread one time this year (1-3-0). Indiana has not covered the spread (0-1) when it is at least 5.5-point underdogs. This year, Indiana games have hit the over three times. The Hoosiers lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season. The Hoosiers have played as an underdog of +177 or more once this season and lost that game.

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Nebraska vs. Indiana Against The Spread & Betting Records

Nebraska

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.8 63.8
Implied Total AVG 42.3 42.3
ATS Record 0-3-0 0-3-0 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-2-0 1-2-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 0-1 0-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0

Hoosiers

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 53.8 52.7 57.0
Implied Total AVG 33.0 31.7 37.0
ATS Record 1-3-0 1-2-0 0-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-1-0 2-1-0 1-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 3-0 3-0 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-0 0-1

Players to Watch

Nebraska

  • Marques Buford Jr. has helped carry the Cornhuskers’ defense with 23 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two interceptions in four games.
  • The Cornhuskers’ defensive unit has been aided by Luke Reimer, who has played four games and recorded 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL and 33 tackles.
  • As part of the Cornhuskers’ defense, Garrett Nelson has registered 21 tackles and one sack in four games.
  • An important contributor to the Cornhuskers’ defensive unit, Isaac Gifford has 24 tackles and 1.0 TFL in four games.

Hoosiers

  • As a tone-setter on defense, the Hoosiers’ Cam Jones has registered 28 tackles, 1.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.
  • Dasan McCullough has posted 11 tackles, 3.0 TFL, and three sacks in four games for the Hoosiers.
  • Aaron Casey has 0.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 22 tackles in four games.
  • The Hoosiers’ Alfred Bryant has totaled 14 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and one sack in four games.

Nebraska vs. Indiana Predictions and Pick

Nebraska vs. Indiana betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Hoosiers (+5.5)

    Pick OU:

    Over (61.5)

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How to Bet on Nebraska vs. Indiana

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Our prediction to win this game is Indiana, and we project that Indiana will cover the spread (Nebraska -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 61.5 points.

WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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