Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 12/18/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Friday, December 18, 2020
Location: SHI Stadium
TV: Big Ten Network
Odds/Point Spread: Nebraska (-5)
Noah Vedral and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-5) play the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-5) at SHI Stadium on Friday, December 18, 2020. Nebraska opens this matchup as 5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 56.
In the last game they played, the Nebraska Cornhuskers took the field against the Minnesota Golden Gophers and were on the losing end of this game by a score of 24-17. Adrian Martinez went 16/27 with 111 yards by way of the pass and tossed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Martinez paced the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 24 yards and he ran for 1 TD in this outing. He racked up a total of 96 yards on 15 carries which gave him an average of 6.4 yards per carry. Wan'Dale Robinson led the team in receiving yardage by earning 41 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 6.8 yards per catch for the game.
The Cornhuskers have earned 2,512 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they average 178.0 yards via the ground game ranking this team at 52nd in Division 1. When it comes to getting in the endzone, Nebraska has amassed 4 passing touchdowns and 12 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to putting points on the board, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 22.4 points per outing. When talking about yards through the air, the Cornhuskers have conceded 1,614 yds which has them sitting in 66th in college football. Overall, they have surrendered 405.7 yards per outing ranking them 78th in the country. The Cornhuskers rank 88th in D-1 regarding team defense, conceding 30.6 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.2 yards per attempt on the ground and 175.1 yards on the ground per contest this year. In their 7 games played, they are giving up 230.6 yards per contest through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 64.2%. Overall, they have allowed 1,226 yards via the running game in 7 games.
For his career, Martinez has passed for a total of 5,373 yds with 30 TD's and 18 interceptions. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the football 352 different times for a total of 1,619 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 134.7 with a TD percentage of 4.2% and an interception percentage of 2.5%. He is averaging 199.0 yds per outing. Adrian Martinez has connected on 457 of his attempted career 721 tosses for a completion percentage of 63.4%.
In their last game, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights went up against the Maryland Terrapins and added a win to their record by a score of 27-24. Artur Sitkowski went 14/21 with 108 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 touchdown. He finished this contest without throwing a pick. Isaih Pacheco paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 18 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 79 yards by way of 18 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per run. Bo Melton was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 44 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 8.8 yards per catch in this outing.
In relation to their ability to score points, the Scarlet Knights are 73rd in the country holding an average of 27.4 PPG. For the season so far, the Scarlet Knights have compiled 1,668 yards through the air together with an average of 208.5 passing yards per contest, ranking them 84th in college football. They maintain an average of 141.1 yards via the ground game and have run for 1,129 yards for the year. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights maintain an average of 349.6 yards/outing which has them ranked 102nd in the country. Rutgers has surrendered a total of 1,490 yards on the ground (186.3 yards per outing) in addition to 11 touchdowns on the ground for the year. The Scarlet Knights are allowing 32.6 PPG, ranking them 102nd in D-1. In total, they have relinquished 261 total points. They have allowed the opposition 20 touchdowns via the pass as well as 244.3 yards per outing, ranking them 92nd in D-1.
In the 19 games in his collegiate career, Noah Vedral has completed 192 of 309 tries for a total of 1,977 yds. He averages 104.1 yds per contest through the air with a 120.7 QB rating. Vedral has thrown 10 touchdowns compared to 9 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has run for 389 yards on 123 tries. His touchdown rate on pass attempts is 3.2% and his interception percentage is 2.9%.
Who will win tonight's Cornhuskers/Scarlet Knights college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Scarlet Knights +5
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