College Football Week Zero Action Report & Free Picks

College Football Week Zero Action Report & Free Picks

August 26, 2022

LINCOLN, NE – OCTOBER 2: Center Cameron Jurgens #51 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers prepares to snap the ball against the Northwestern Wildcats in the first half at Memorial Stadium on October 2, 2021 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)

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Football and all of its glory is back starting tomorrow. Though it is not a full slate of games there are a few interesting matchups on the docket.

The biggest game of week zero is taking place in Ireland of all places. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are facing off against Big Ten foe Northwestern. Last season Nebraska stomped Northwestern to the tune of 55-7 in Lincoln. In this year’s matchup Nebraska started as 13.5 point favorites but the line has crept down to 11.5 at most online sportsbooks.

According to BetOnline.ag a full 61% of the action has been wagered on the favorite Huskers. When the line moves against the $ wagered, we call this “reverse line movement”. When this occurs we like to tell our readers to dig into the game a bit deeper before making a decision. Is there a new injury? Did the weather forecast change? What is causing books to move the line against the flow of money?

Check out the table below to see the current action report and which way we are leaning on the games:

Away Team/ Line % of Action Home Team/ Line % of Action Our Pick
Nebraska -11 61% Northwestern+11 39% None
Charlotte +7.5 42% FLA Atlantic -7.5 58% FAU
Wyoming +13.5 11% Illinois -13.5 89% None
Nevada -8 31% New Mex St +8 69% None
Vanderbilt -9 68% Hawaii +9 32% Hawaii
UConn 48% Utah St. -26.5 52% Utah State
North Texas 45% UTEP PK 55% None