NCAAF Games of the Year: Spread could grow when Huskers visit Ann Arbor

Jul 27, 2013 |
Odds are out for the biggest and best games of the upcoming college football season. Covers Experts' Doc's Sports gives you their insight into these marquee matchups and predicts where the odds could move before kickoff.

NCAAF Week 10: Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Wolverines (-3.5)

Past history: The home team has won and covered in both meetings since Nebraska joined the Big Ten in 2011. The O/U is 1-1.

Early look at the Cornhuskers: The season-win total sits at 9.5, so expectations are high. With QB Taylor Martinez finally a senior, though, it’s a make-or-break year for coach Bo Pelini. If he doesn’t put together a strong season, especially after last year’s Big Ten Championship game debacle against Wisconsin, his seat will be extremely warm.

Early look at the Wolverines: Coach Brady Hoke is dominating recruiting. Now he needs to show it on the field. QB Devin Gardner fits the system much better than Denard Robinson ever did and the talent is raw but certainly present. With a favorable schedule this could be the year the Wolverines surprise people.

Where this line will move: With a season-win total at just 8.5, expectations are not that high for Michigan. Heading into this one, they have six comfortable wins, a home game against Notre Dame that they can win, and a game at underwhelming Michigan State. The Wolverines will have a strong record and will recapture the public expectations. This line will climb.

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