NORTHWESTERN +11 1u
CHARLOTTE +7 1u
1H CHARLOTTE +4 1u
NEW MEXICO ST +8 1u
1H NEW MEXICO ST +5 1u
Write ups below
NORTHWESTERN +11 vs Nebraska, Northwestern was +12.5/+13 when originally worked on this game and currently +11 so for transparency purposes we’re going with that number and I would take anything double digits if it ever did dip to 10.
Even considering Nebraska’s 56-7 blowout victory hosting Northwestern last season, this is a huge number and I see immense value on the underdog Northwestern in this spot, especially on a neutral field (Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland).
That Nebraska victory on 9/11/21 was the last time they won a game and finished the season with a 3-9 record and lost many key pieces from that team a year ago.
Nebraska is 2-2 vs Northwestern since Frost’s arrival, a three point win to go along with last seasons blowout win and have not fared well in the favorite role under his tenure.
Pat Fitzgerald has mentioned that this season up front his Wildcats are a much stronger team on both sides of the ball and that was their biggest issue last season.
I expect Northwestern’s strong, physical offensive and defensive lines to dictate the game pace and to keep things relatively close and the moderately low game total posted doesn’t have me feeling any differently.
These two teams are more evenly matched than the 7 point spread indicates in my opinion. I will also be on Charlotte plus 4 points in the first half. Charlotte led at halftime in last season's meeting 9-7 before FAU exploded with 31 unanswered 2nd half points in route to a 38-9 victory. A matchup that stands out to me here is 49ers 8 returning offensive starters vs Owls 4 returning starters on defense.
NEW MEXICO STATE +8
Big number for Nevada to be laying considering the fact that from last season's team they only return 2 starters on offense. They lost their QB, 4 OL, their top 7 WR’s and are matched up vs a NMSU defense that returns most of their starters from last season and added some talented transfers to the mix as well.