Sports Illustrated

Ohio State a heavy favorite over Nebraska despite recent struggles

Sports Illustrated


The Ohio State Buckeyes are 17-1 straight up over their last 18 home games but just 4-10 against the spread over their last 14. The Buckeyes will look to extend their home winning streak to six games Saturday with a win over the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Ohio State is a 17-point home favorite at Ohio Stadium at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In the last meeting between these two teams, Ohio State beat Nebraska 63-38 at home in 2012.

Through the first four games of the season, the Buckeyes averaged 57 points per game and allowed only 9.3 points per game. That stretch included a 45-24 win over Oklahoma on the road.