NCAA football betting fans were somewhat letdown by the Nebraska Cornhuskers as they slumped at the end of the season with the NCAA football odds.
The Holiday Bowl between the Washington Huskies and #18 Nebraska Cornhuskers will take place at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA with a telecast on ESPN set for Thursday, December 30 at 10 PM ET.
Sports Gambling opened with Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl odds of Nebraska -13. This is a rematch from a September 18 game at Washington in which Nebraska rolled to a 56-21 payout as 3 point favorites.
Washington has a NCAA football gambling record of 6-6 straight up and 5-6-1 against the spread with 7 of their games going over the total. Washington scored road wins at Cal and Washington State after winning their home finale over UCLA to qualify for bowl eligibility.
Washington is led by Jake Locker, one of the top NFL quarterback prospects in the nation. Locker completed 57% of his passes for a 17/9 TD/INT ratio. Chris Polk emerged as a top back with 1238 yards rushing and a 5.5 yards per carry average with 8 TD’s.
Jermaine Kearse had 954 yards receiving and a 17.0 yards per catch average with 12 TD’s. While closing strong the fact remains that Washington ranks a poor 93rd in offensive scoring and 94th on defense for points allowed.
Nebraska has a record of 10-3 straight up and 6-6-1 with the NCAA football odds. The Big Red went over the total 7 times this year. Nebraska is coming off a 23-20 loss to Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game which was their 2nd loss in 3 games. The Huskers rank 9th in the nation for rushing led by Roy Helu’s 1211 yards.
Taylor Martinez flamed out down the stretch after a blazing hot start at quarterback as he continues to battle a nagging ankle injury. Nebraska’s defense is one of the best and ranks 8th in the nation both overall and for points allowed.
In the first NCAA football betting matchup between these teams at Washington the Huskers dominated the Huskies with a 535-246 total yard advantage.