The Cornhuskers are 15-1 this season to win the national championship and those odds may be a little low considering Nebraska may not be as good as they were a year ago. Making a college football bet on the Cornhuskers may be popular but it may not be profitable.
NCAA football betting odds will favor Nebraska in most of their games in 2010 but repeating last year’s success will not be easy. The defense is not likely to be as good and the offense wasn’t very good last year as it was. The Cornhuskers should have no trouble in their first two games at home as they host Western Kentucky and Idaho but they are no guarantee to win in Week 3 at Washington. They should beat San Diego State in early October at home and they probably will win at Kansas State. The game at home against Texas will not be easy on October 16th and the road contest the following week at Oklahoma State will also be difficult. Even the home game against Missouri in late October is not a guaranteed win.
The Cornhuskers should win at Iowa State and at home against Kansas and they could win at Texas A&M and at home against Colorado to end the season. The early part of the schedule and the latter part of the schedule are favorable to the Cornhuskers but the meat of the schedule is tough.
Last year the Huskers rolled over Arizona in the Holiday Bowl but the Cornhuskers lost Heisman Trophy finalist Ndamukong Suh. Nebraska had the 7th ranked defense in the country a year ago and it is not going to be that good this season. The offense was poor for the most part a year ago and doesn’t look much better. Quarterback Zac Lee is simply not that good. The team does have some talented players like receiver Niles Paul, defensive linemen Jared Crick and Pierre Allen and cornerback Prince Amukamara but there are a lot of questions for Nebraska.
A lot is being expected from Nebraska this season but with an offense that is really below average and a defense that loses Suh, the Cornhuskers could be overrated this season.