Oklahoma Vs. Nebraska: College Football Betting Lines, Odds and Trends – September 18, 2021

Written By Staff on September 18, 2021

The No. 3 Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) will fight to keep their three-game winning streak intact in matchup with the Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-1). The Cornhuskers, +950 on the moneyline to win, and the Sooners, listed at -22.5 on the spread, kick things off on September 18, 2021 at 12:00 PM ET on Fox. A total of 62.5 points has been set for the game by oddsmakers.

In this article you’ll see everything you need to know to place a bet on the game, including statistical trends, key metrics and more, as well as up-to-date odds.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 18, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Oklahoma Vs. Nebraska Betting Odds

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Oklahoma Offense Vs. Nebraska Defense

Sooners Offense Stats (Rank) Cornhuskers Defense
58.0 (2) Points/Gm 13.3 (28)
527.0 (17) Yards/Gm 325.7 (61)
330.5 (17) Pass Yards/Gm 182.0 (51)
196.5 (45) Rush Yards/Gm 143.7 (77)
8.5 (46) Yards/Pass 5.5 (30)
5.4 (25) Yards/Rush 4.0 (74)
45.8% (41) 3rd Down % 39.6% (85)
2 (52) Turnovers 5 (6)
1 (24) Sacks 4 (19)

Nebraska Offense Vs. Oklahoma Defense

Nebraska Offense Stats (Rank) Oklahoma Defense
34.0 (50) Points/Gm 17.5 (43)
513.7 (21) Yards/Gm 287.0 (37)
277.3 (35) Pass Yards/Gm 209.5 (74)
236.3 (22) Rush Yards/Gm 77.5 (24)
10.1 (16) Yards/Pass 5.2 (23)
4.9 (48) Yards/Rush 2.6 (25)
52.1% (17) 3rd Down % 24.1% (12)
3 (79) Turnovers 4 (11)
6 (119) Sacks 4 (19)

When Oklahoma Has The Ball

  • The Sooners rank 25th with 5.4 yards per carry, compared to the 4.0 per rush the Cornhuskers give up (74th in the FBS).
  • Oklahoma ranks 52nd in college football, committing two turnovers this season, while Nebraska is sixth with five turnovers forced.
  • The Cornhuskers allow third-down conversions on 39.6% of their opponents’ attempts (85th in the FBS). The Sooners have a 45.8% third-down conversion rate, which ranks 41st in college football.
  • Oklahoma’s offense ranks 17th in the FBS in yards per game (527.0), while Nebraska ranks 61st in yards allowed (325.7).

When Nebraska Has The Ball

  • The Cornhuskers have conceded six sacks (ninth-most in college football), and the Sooners’ defense has the 19th-most with four.
  • Oklahoma has forced four turnovers (11th-most in the FBS), and Nebraska has committed three turnovers (49th-most in college football).
  • The Sooners’ defense gives up 209.5 yards through the air per game (74th in the FBS). The Cornhuskers’ 277.3 passing yards per game is 35th in college football.
  • Nebraska ranks 48th in the FBS averaging 4.9 yards per carry. Oklahoma gives up 2.6 per rushing attempt (25th in college football).

Oklahoma Betting Trends And Insights

  • Oklahoma has a record of 1-1-0 against the spread this season.
  • The Sooners have covered the spread once this season (1-1 ATS) when playing as at least 22.5-point favorites.
  • The Sooners have been listed as the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they lost.

Nebraska Betting Trends And Insights

  • Nebraska has covered once in two matchups with a spread this year.
  • The Cornhuskers will play as the underdog for the first time this season.

Oklahoma Players To Watch

  • This campaign, Spencer Rattler has recorded 547 passing yards (273.5 yards per game) while completing 50 of 65 passes (76.9% completion percentage), with six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has tacked on 36 rushing yards on 12 carries (plus one touchdown), averaging 18.0 yards per game.
  • Kennedy Brooks has churned out a team-best 135 rushing yards (67.5 per game) and two touchdowns.
  • Eric Gray has run for 101 yards on 18 carries (50.5 yards per game) this year.
  • Marvin Mims has six catches, leading his team with 136 yards (68.0 ypg) this season.
  • Mario Williams’ stat line this year shows 10 catches for 86 yards and two touchdowns. He puts up 43.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Jadon Haselwood has collected 66 yards on eight receptions with two touchdowns, averaging 33.0 yards per game.

Nebraska Players To Watch

  • This year, Adrian Martinez has recorded 728 passing yards (242.7 yards per game) while going 46-for-74 (62.2% completion percentage) and throwing four touchdowns and zero interceptions. He has added 256 rushing yards on 34 carries with three touchdowns, averaging 85.3 yards per game.
  • Markese Stepp has rushed for 128 yards on 30 carries (42.7 yards per game), with one touchdown on the ground this year.
  • Samori Toure has 13 catches and paces his team with 306 receiving yards (102.0 ypg) while scoring two touchdowns.
  • Oliver Martin has added 103 yards (on six catches) and one touchdown.
  • Austin Allen has totaled 92 yards on seven receptions, averaging 30.7 yards per game.

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