College Football Odds & Picks for Nebraska vs. Rutgers: Sharps Betting Big Ten Spread and Total Friday (Dec. 18)

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College Football Odds: Nebraska vs. Rutgers

Nebraska Odds -6.5
Rutgers Odds +6.5
Over/Under 54
PRO Projection NEB -8 | 50.7
Time Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET
TV B1G Network
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Friday’s college football slate serves as the introduction to conference championship weekend, but the game drawing arguably the most sharp action has nothing to do with a conference title.

Instead, the pros have been drawn to both the spread and total of a Big Ten meeting between Nebraska and Rutgers, and a few other value indicators on our PRO Report are in agreement.

Let’s take a look.

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College Football Pick: Nebraska vs. Rutgers Spread

When it comes to the spread, sharps have made their opinion clear. While Nebraska has the worse record (2-5 vs. 3-5), the Cornhuskers still deserve to be more than 6-point favorites in this game.

Sharp Action

Given that most bets on this game have landed on Rutgers, the line’s move toward Nebraska is pretty telling in relation to sharp action. And Sports Insights Bet Signals provide confirmation.

They’ve been triggered four times on Nebraska, revealing four separate instances of market-wide reaction to pro action hitting the favorite.

Sharp Action edge: Nebraska

Big Money

On top of that, the 42% of bettors on Nebraska have accounted for 68% of actual money hitting this spread. That not only means a slight monetary liability for sportsbooks, but it’s also another sign that bigger bettors — the ones more likely to be sharps — are laying the points, not taking them.

Big Money edge: Nebraska

College Football Pick: Nebraska vs. Rutgers Over/Under

Another sharp play in this game comes via the total, as sharps have already caused a 2-point line move from the opener. But even following that move, our projections still suggest significant value on the under.

Sharp Action

A similar story is unfolding here, as the line has moved away from a 60% backing on the over. Five Sports Insights Bet Signals once again confirm the indication, revealing five instances of market-moving sharp action.

Sharp Action edge: Under

Model Projections

As mentioned, the 2-point drop hasn’t swayed our model from suggesting under value. Pegging the true total at 50.7, it gives a B grade to the under at the current line.

Model Projections edge: Under

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