Nebraska football vs. Rutgers best bets for Week 6

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The Nebraska football team squares off against Rutgers on Friday night, and if you’re not sure exactly sure who is going to come out on top or where the smart money is going to go in this one, you’re likely, not alone.

The Cornhuskers are coming off their first ATS win since last season. They’re also coming off their first straight-up win against an FBS opponent in almost a calendar year.

On the other hand, Rutgers started off the season looking like they might contend for a bowl game. After getting off to a 3-0 start, they’ve been outscored 76-20. Despite the fact that there is a new energy around the Cornhuskers and the usual sense of doom and gloom around the Scarlet Knights, Vegas is expecting a tight game.

The Nebraska football team opened at -2, and the line, for the most part, hasn’t changed. That alone is a bit of a surprise, considering that in the last few weeks, the Huskers’ lines have moved around quite a bit.

Best Nebraska football bets Week 6

According to FanDuel, the Huskers are now three-point favorites, while the total is 50.5 for the Friday night tilt. Both of those numbers could be very, very enticing for Nebraska football fans who are looking to make quite a bit of cash.

There are obvious reasons why the Cornhuskers are only -3 against what has been a bad Rutgers team the last few weeks.

Despite the win against the Hoosiers, NU has still been mostly bad this season. It’s hard to forget that the week before the victory over Indiana, Oklahoma was handing new interim head coach Mickey Joseph a 49-14 beat down.

It appears the oddsmakers think that Nebraska football team could make a return, especially on the road in Piscataway.

However, I think the Cornhuskers are going to get on a bit of a roll this week. Confidence hasn’t been this high in Lincoln for a while. Rutgers is once again flatlining.

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I think the smartest money and the best bet for Week 6 is absolutely taking the Nebraska football team as three-point favs.

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