The rivalry that once generated the “Game of the Century” has been reduced to something just north of a scrimmage, and bettors have reacted accordingly.
A week after Nebraska fired its long-slumping coach Scott Frost following a beyond-humbling home loss to Georgia Southern, the Cornhuskers stand as a +10.5-point home underdog to unbeaten rival Oklahoma Saturday.
“Nebraska is currently a dumpster fire after dismissing Frost,” Tipico Sportsbook’s Brian Gilmartin said. “The public is swinging in favor of the steady Sooners.”
Similarly, former top-10 Notre Dame is also reeling from its massive upset at the hands of Marshall, and the public has flocked to the belief that Cal can force the Fighting Irish to the first 0-3 start in the program’s distinguished history.
In this week’s version of college football’s “Hot Tix and Picks,” a survey of the nation’s leading bookmakers, the merciless mentality is at the forefront.
First, let’s dive into the this week’s hot tix.
Oklahoma (-10.5) at Nebraska
Alum Mickey Joseph takes over as interim coach for Nebraska, inheriting the mess of a Frost legacy scarred by heartbreaking narrow losses and a powerful fall from its former perch as a national power.
Meanwhile, No. 6 Oklahoma has done what it’s supposed to against its lesser competition, routing UTEP and Kent State by a combined 78-16 to start the season.
Quarterback Dillon Gabriel has thrown for five touchdowns thus far for the Sooners, but it’s notable to know that at the Las Vegas Superbook, Nebraska is one of the sharp players’ top plays.
The under 66.5 has also gained the public’s support.
“Last week, we saw Kent State be able to slow the pace of play versus Oklahoma in a game that only totaled 36 points,” Gilmartin said. “Nebraska still has the talent on the defensive side of the ball, and…
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Publish date : 2022-09-16 16:09:52
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