NCAA Football Betting: After Impressive Debut Colorado will face Nebraska

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Scott Frost’s debut as Nebraska coach was a massive NCAA Football betting disappointment.  Cause by severe storms and lightning the highly anticipated game was cancelled.  At first the sellout crowd arrived hours early.  And then the game actually did kickoff.  And that was the end of it.  Players were ordered off the field immediately after the kickoff due to lightning.  Correspondingly the storms never relented.  Thus, Nebraska may be at a disadvantage Saturday.  That is because visiting Colorado is coming off a most impressive week one opening payout.  More emphatically the Buffaloes look much improved after stepping back in 2017.

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Date and Time:  Saturday, September 8, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET

Location:  Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska

NCAA Football Betting Odds at SBG:

Colorado+5 (-110)62½ (-110)
Nebraska-5 (-110)62½ (-110)
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Colorado vs. Nebraska TV Coverage: ABC

Colorado Buffaloes

Certainly, Colorado made an impressive NCAA Football betting debut in a 45-13 payout over Colorado State.  Extending the impression was a 28-7 CU lead midway through the second quarter.  In like Manner the Buffs decimated the Rams with a 596-284 total yards advantage.  Quarterback Steven Montez starred with 22/25 passing for 338 yards and four touchdowns.  It follows that Laviska Shenault Jr contributed too.  Shennault caught 11 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown.  KD Nixon added six receptions for 112 yards and a score.  Additionally, Travon McMillan ran for 103 yards on 10 carries and a TD.

Mike MacIntyre

Most important of all it was the form that put Colorado in the 2016 Pac 12 Championship Game.  Consider that the Buffs fell from 10-4 to 5-7 last year.  Above all coach Mike MacIntyre was flirting with the hot seat.  Compared to last season’s woes it was just what CU faithful needed.  Likewise Buffaloes players will have confidence heading into what will be a daunting environment.

New Debut

Initially there was considerable anticipation and hype for the Scott Frost opener at Memorial Stadium.  Subsequently it will be interesting to see how fans respond for this second attempt at a debut.  It is true that Big Red fans are considered the best.  But it will be hard to match last Saturday’s atmosphere.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska has dropped as an online wagering value at Memorial Stadium.  To be exact they paid in just two of their last 12 home games.  And just two of their last seven at Lincoln stayed under the total.  Compared to the Big Red the Buffs have had mixed results on the road.  Colorado has not paid in their last four away games.  But they did get the money in eight of nine before that.  Further, five of their last eight road matchups went under the number.

Team vs. Team

Although these teams have not met since 2010 they have a long history of competition.  Colorado and Nebraska played in the Big Eight and Big 12 Conferences for decades.  Their final seasons in the Big 12 featured a regular season showdown finale each year.

Matchup to Watch

Colorado brings NCAA Football Betting momentum to this matchup.  Likewise, they have the experience of a well-played game.  Therefore, they rate an edge against rebuilding Nebraska

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAA Football Betting Picks

In sum Colorado should leave Lincoln with a hard-fought win.

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAA Football Betting Pick: Colorado Buffaloes

Colorado Buffaloes vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Colorado 27, Nebraska 17

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