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College Football Week 1 Picks: Wyoming Cowboys vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

Jeff GrantContributor IAugust 28, 2013

College Football Week 1 Picks: Wyoming Cowboys vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers have won 27 consecutive season openers, which is important to consider when making your college football picks on Saturday as they take on the Wyoming Cowboys at Memorial Stadium.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Cornhuskers are 29-point home favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 65.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this non-conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.  

Wyoming Cowboys

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    The Wyoming Cowboys are 2-0 against the spread as road underdogs of 21.5 or more points since 2011, with the UNDER cashing in both of those contests.

    Cowboys signal-caller Brett Smith hasn't thrown an interception in his last 174 passes dating back to last season. 

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez has a 12-1 career record in games played prior to October—passing for 2,238 yards and gaining another 1,215 yards on the ground over that time.

    College football handicappers will find that the Cornhuskers are 3-0 straight up and 2-1 against the spread as favorites of 21.5 to 31 points over the previous two seasons.  

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Wyoming Cowboys, as they've gone 18-6 against the spread in their last 24 road games.

    College Football Pick: Wyoming Cowboys +29

     

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