Ohio State Opens As 15-Point Favorite Over Nebraska in Advance of Saturday's Noon Kickoff

By George Eisner on October 31, 2021 at 3:00 pm
Ohio State is a favorite over Nebraska.

After Penn State disrupted the momentum of what previously looked like an unstoppable Buckeye offense, betting experts are projecting Ohio State to beat its next opponent by just over two touchdowns.

The Buckeyes opened as a 15-point favorite over Nebraska for their game next weekend in Lincoln, with the scoring total set at 64. A few hours later, the spread had already widened to -16.

Next Saturday's meeting with the Cornhuskers is scheduled for a noon kickoff on Fox.

Nebraska enters this game on a three-game losing streak after also suffering narrow losses to Oklahoma and Michigan State in September. The Cornhuskers most recently lost to Purdue in Week 9 by a final of 28-23, and Scott Frost continues to be frozen out of his division despite the tumultuous state of the Big Ten West. Despite their 3-6 record, though, the Cornhuskers haven’t lost a game by more than eight points.

Ohio State had covered the spread in its last four games prior to only beating Penn State by nine points on Saturday night. The Buckeyes, who also opened as a 15-point favorite over Penn State before the line ultimately climbed as high as 19.5 points, are now 4-3-1 against the spread this season.

Also of note, C.J. Stroud remained in third with respect to Heisman odds, but still saw an improvement from +500 to +450.

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