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

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-3) have a Big Ten matchup against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-2).

Nebraska vs. Rutgers Odds

Point Spread

The spread for this matchup is set at 3 points, with sportsbooks listing Nebraska as the favorites.


As for the moneyline, Nebraska has -150 odds to pick up the win, while Rutgers is listed at +123 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 50.5 points.


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Game Info

How to Watch Nebraska vs. Rutgers Live?

  • Game Day: Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
  • Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
  • Stadium: SHI Stadium

Betting Preview


Nebraska owns the 47th-ranked offense this year (437.8 yards per game), and have been less effective defensively, ranking seventh-worst with 469.2 yards allowed per game. Nebraska owns the 67th-ranked scoring offense this year (31.4 points per game), and has been worse on the other side of the ball, ranking 25th-worst with 32.6 points allowed per game. Despite sporting a bottom-25 pass defense that ranks 20th-worst in the FBS (269.0 passing yards allowed per game), Nebraska has had more success offensively, ranking 50th in the FBS by averaging 260.0 passing yards per game. With 200.2 rushing yards allowed per game on defense, which ranks 12th-worst in the FBS, Nebraska has been forced to lean on their 47th-ranked running game (177.8 rushing yards per contest) to keep them competitive. Nebraska sports the 14th-best offense this season in terms of third-down efficiency (50.7% third-down conversion rate), but ranks 21st-worst defensively (44.7% third-down conversion rate). With six forced turnovers (82nd in the FBS) against nine turnovers committed (99th in the FBS), Nebraska’s -3-3 turnover margin ranks 100th in college football.


Rutgers ranks 106th in the FBS with 329.2 total yards per game, but it has been lifted up by its defense, which ranks 13th-best by surrendering only 275.4 total yards per game. Rutgers is generating 24.8 points per contest on offense this season (98th-ranked). Meanwhile, it is giving up 23.6 points per game (61st-ranked) on defense. While Rutgers’ pass offense has had trouble moving the chains, ranking 15th-worst with 162.2 passing yards per game, its defense ranks 23rd-best with just 179.8 passing yards ceded per contest. Rutgers ranks 61st in the FBS with 167.0 rushing yards per game, but it has been carried by its defense, which ranks 18th-best by giving up only 95.6 rushing yards per game. Rutgers’ third-down offense has been a bottom-25 unit this season, compiling a 32.4% third-down percentage, which ranks 19th-worst in the FBS. Defensively, it ranks 26th with a 30.2% third-down rate surrendered. With eight forced turnovers (45th in the FBS) and seven turnovers committed (61st in the FBS) this season, Rutgers ranks 51st in the FBS with a turnover margin of +1.

Nebraska vs. Rutgers Betting Analysis

Nebraska Betting Insights

Nebraska has covered the spread one time this season (1-3-0). In games it has played as 3-point favorites or more, Nebraska has an ATS record of 1-2. This season, Nebraska games have hit the over once. The Cornhuskers have been listed as the moneyline favorite just two other times so far this season, and they split the two games. The Cornhuskers have played as a moneyline favorite of -150 or shorter in only two games this season, and they split 1-1.

Scarlet Knights Betting Insights

Rutgers has covered the spread three times this year (3-2-0). Rutgers has a record of 2-1 ATS when playing as at least 3-point underdogs. Rutgers’ games have finished with a final combined score above the over/under three times this year. The Scarlet Knights have split the two games they’ve played as underdogs this season. This season, the Scarlet Knights have won two of their four games when they’re the underdog by at least +123 on the moneyline.


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Nebraska vs. Rutgers Against The Spread & Betting Records


Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 63.3 63.3
Implied Total AVG 40.3 40.3
ATS Record 1-3-0 1-3-0 0-0-0
Over/Under Record 1-3-0 1-3-0 0-0-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-1 1-1 0-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 0-1 0-1 0-0

Scarlet Knights

Overall Home Away
Point Total AVG 47.5 44.8 49.3
Implied Total AVG 36.2 36.5 36.0
ATS Record 3-2-0 1-1-0 2-1-0
Over/Under Record 3-2-0 2-0-0 1-2-0
Moneyline Favorite Record 1-0 0-0 1-0
Moneyline Underdog Record 1-1 0-1 1-0

Players to Watch


  • With 3.0 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 24 tackles in five games, Garrett Nelson has been a big part of the Cornhuskers’ defensive unit in 2022.
  • As part of the Cornhuskers’ defense, Luke Reimer has totaled 1.0 sack to go with 2.0 TFL, 38 tackles, and one interception in five games.
  • The Cornhuskers’ defensive unit has been aided by the play of Marques Buford Jr., who has suited up for five games and compiled two interceptions to go along with 27 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and two passes defended.
  • Isaac Gifford, as part of the Cornhuskers’ defensive unit, has registered 3.0 TFL and 29 tackles in five games.

Scarlet Knights

  • On defense, Tyreem Powell has helped set the tone with 19 tackles, 4.0 TFL, and four sacks in five games.
  • The Scarlet Knights’ Christian Izien has recorded 1.5 sacks to go with 2.0 TFL and 26 tackles in five games.
  • Deion Jennings has 4.0 TFL and 27 tackles in five games.
  • The Scarlet Knights’ Robert Longerbeam has compiled eight tackles, 1.0 TFL, one sack, and two interceptions in five games.

Nebraska vs. Rutgers Predictions and Pick

Nebraska vs. Rutgers betting card

    Pick ATS:

    Scarlet Knights (+3)

    Pick OU:

    Over (50.5)


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Our prediction to win this game is Rutgers, and we predict that Rutgers will cover the spread (Nebraska -3). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 50.5 points.


Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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