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Oklahoma vs. Nebraska odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 3 predictions from model on 67-50 run

Spencer Rattler can strengthen his case to be the Heisman Trophy winner when he and the No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners square off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Norman, Okla. A 6-foot-1 sophomore from Phoenix, Rattler entered the season as one of the favorites to win college football‘s most prestigious individual award, and he has done nothing to hurt his cause, completing 50-of-65 passes for 547 yards and six touchdowns with two interceptions over the season’s first two games. His 76.9 completion percentage ranks second in the country. On Saturday he faces a Nebraska defense that is allowing 182.0 passing yards per game. 

Kickoff is noon ET. The Sooners are 22.5-point favorites in the latest Oklahoma vs. Nebraska odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 62.5. Before making any Nebraska vs. Oklahoma picks, make sure to check out the college football predictions and analysis from SportsLine’s proven computer projection model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of more than $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 3 of the 2021 season on a 67-50 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now the model has dialed in on Oklahoma vs. Nebraska and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Now, here are several college football odds and betting trends for Nebraska vs. Oklahoma: 

  • Oklahoma vs. Nebraska spread: Sooners -22.5
  • Oklahoma vs. Nebraska over-under: 62.5 points 
  • Oklahoma vs. Nebraska money line: Sooners -2000, Cornhuskers +1000 
  • OU: Rattler ranks second in the country in completion percentage (76.9) 
  • NEB: WR Samori Toure ranks second in the nation in receiving yards (306). 

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Why the Sooners can cover

Oklahoma has arguably the No. 1 offense in the country. The Sooners lead the nation in scoring offense (58.0 points per game) and rank 18th in total offense (527.0 yards per game). A large part of their success has come through the air; they lead the Big 12 and rank 16th in the country in passing yards per game (330.5).

In addition, Oklahoma will be facing a Nebraska team that failed miserably in its only other road test this season. In the Huskers’ season-open loss at Illinois, Nebraska put in an error-filled performance, which included a safety on special teams, a fumble that was returned for a touchdown and two missed extra-point attempts. In their last 18 road games, the Huskers are just 4-14.

Why the Cornhuskers can cover

Nebraska has gotten its offense rolling. In the last two weeks, the Huskers have rolled up 633 yards of total offense against Fordham and 516 yards of offense against Buffalo. The offensive output against Fordham was the program’s best since churning out 674 yards of total offense at Illinois in 2019.

One of the reasons for the offense’s success is receiver Samori Toure. A 6-foot-3 senior from Portland, Ore., who was a FCS All-America player at Montana, Toure has 13 catches for 306 yards and two touchdowns through three games. He ranks third in the Big Ten in receiving touchdowns and fifth in receiving yards per game (102.0).

How to make Oklahoma vs. Nebraska picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 63 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60 percent of simulations. You can only get the model’s Oklahoma vs. Nebraska pick at SportsLine

So who wins Nebraska vs. Oklahoma? And which side is covering almost 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Oklahoma vs. Nebraska spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is on a 67-50 run on top-rated picks, and find out.

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