Minnesota vs. Nebraska odds, line: 2021 college football picks, Week 7 predictions from proven computer model

by 24USATVOct. 16, 2021, 8 p.m. 34
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A Big Ten West matchup unfolds in one of the early starts for Week 7 as the Nebraska Cornhuskers travels to take on the Minnesota Golden Gophers. The Cornhuskers (3-4) have lost three of their last four, but all those setbacks came in tight games against ranked opponents. Minnesota, meanwhile, has a 3-2 mark and is coming off a win at Purdue.

Kickoff is set for noon ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Cornhuskers as four-point road favorites, while the over-under for total points is set at 48.5. Before locking in any Nebraska vs. Minnesota picks, you'll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

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 almost $3,800 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 7 of the 2021 season on a 19-7 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Minnesota vs. Nebraska. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college football odds for Nebraska vs. Minnesota:

What you need to know about Minnesota

The Golden Gophers were able to grind out a solid win over the Purdue Boilermakers last week, winning 20-13. Minnesota's RB Treyson Potts filled up the stat sheet, punching in one rushing touchdown along with 78 yards on the ground. He gained more yards by himself than Purdue did as a team as the Boilermakers had a total of 77 rushing yards.

This game was the third straight solid defensive effort by Minnesota, which is giving up an average of just nine points over its last three contests. Leading the defensive effort is DE Boye Mafe, who leads the Big Ten with five sacks. All five of those takedowns have come over the last three games as Mafe also has 10 total tackles and a forced fumble over that stretch.

What you need to know about Nebraska

Nebraska hasn't been able to turn the corner under coach Scott Frost, but the Cornhuskers have been extremely close to a breakthrough in recent weeks. They lost to Oklahoma, Michigan State and Michigan -- all teams in the College Football Playoff hunt at this point -- by a combined 13 points. When facing a weaker opponent, Northwestern, Nebraska rolled to a convincing 56-7 win a couple weeks back.

Overall, Nebraska is 4-2 against the spread vs. FBS opponents, and it missed another cover last week by a single point. Quarterback Adrian Martinez does it all for this offense, leading the team with 1,754 passing yards and nine touchdowns through the air. He's also the team's leading rusher by a wide margin with 450 yards and 10 scores on the ground.

How to make Minnesota vs. Nebraska picks

The model has simulated Nebraska vs. Minnesota 10,000 times and the results are in. The model is leaning over the point total, and it also says one side of the spread has all of the value. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.

So who wins Minnesota vs. Nebraska? And which side of the spread has all of the value? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the model that has crushed its college football picks, and find out.

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