Free Week 1 Prediction: Wolf Pack vs Wildcats Odds
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College Football Handicapping: Week 1
(0-0) Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Northwestern Wildcats (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 2nd
Time: 3:30 pm EST
Venue: Ryan Field, Evanston, Illinois
NCAA Football Spread: Wildcats -23.5
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
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We have finally reached week one of the college football season with a full plate of games. The best part of a new season is that every team feels like they can have a good season, and that this is the season where they can reach all their goals.
One of the games to take place in week one takes place at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois The Nevada Wolfpack come to town to take on the Northwestern Wildcats.
This is the first meeting between the teams since 2007 when the Wildcats won by a final score of 36-31.
Nevada Wolf Pack
The Nevada Wolf Pack had a very disappointing season last year, finishing with a 5-7 record and 3rd place in the West division of the Mountain West conference.
But they made some changes this off season that they hope will help them have a lot of success this year. They brought in Matt Mumme to be the offensive coordinator, and he is known for an air raid type of offense.
The Wolf Pack have many options to choose from at quarterback, but they really need to have that decision made before the first game and not have a quarterback by committee coming into this game.
As good as this new air raid offense sounds, they have to execute, and some people feel like they don’t have the right people in place for it to work.
Last season they only averaged 208 yards through the air per game, so that number will need to improve by a lot this year.
The offense is going to be another year more experienced this year, with a lot of upper class men playing, but the defense wasn’t great last year, so it will be interesting to see if the players can take a step forward as individuals and as a unit.
The people around the Northwestern Wildcats program believe this is going to be a special team, and they could be a sleeper team to win the Big Ten title.
For that to happen though they are going to have to have a lot of guys step up, and have a few bounces go their way.
Justin Jackson is the stud on this offense at the running back position. Last year he rushed for over 1500 yards and 15 touchdowns.
But the biggest key for this offense is going to be the offensive line. They did fine in the run game last year but they need to do a better job of protecting the quarterback and giving him more time to throw.
In this game it’s all going to come down to the offense. They need to put up enough points to keep up with Nevada who will try and push the pace.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 7-1 in NEV last 8 road games.
- Under is 17-4 in NW last 21 games in September..
- NW are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Free Week 1 NCAA Football Pick
There’s no question who the better team in this match up is, that’s the Northwestern Wildcats.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Wolf Pack -23.5
But I think Nevada is better then a 23.5 underdog to this team.
I think their offense will do enough to keep them themselves in the game, and cover the spread.
Week 1 Free Score Prediction: Wildcats 35 – Wolf Pack 21
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