College Football Week 2 Picks: Southern Miss vs. Nebraska

Jeff Grant@@JeffGrantSportsContributor ISeptember 5, 2013

College Football Week 2 Picks: Southern Miss vs. Nebraska

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine home games, which is important to consider when making your college football Week 2 picks on Saturday as they prepare to meet up with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles at Memorial Stadium.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cornhuskers are 28-point favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 59.5 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.


    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Southern Miss Golden Eagles

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    The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have lost 13 games in a row, including a 22-15 setback to Texas State as 7.5-point home favorites last Saturday.

    College football handicappers will find that the Golden Eagles are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games against Big Ten opponents. 

Nebraska Cornhuskers

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    The Nebraska Cornhuskers escaped with a 37-34 season-opening victory over the Wyoming Cowboys as 31-point home favorites last Saturday, while going OVER the betting total of 65.5.

    In 14 career starts before the month of October, Cornhuskers quarterback Taylor Martinez has compiled a 13-1 record, and the offense has averaged 42.3 points per game. 


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    I'm going to recommend that readers play the total. The OVER is 10-3 in the Nebraska Cornhuskers' last 13 games after rushing for 275-plus yards in their previous contest.

    College Football Week 2 Pick: Over 59.5


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