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College Football Betting 2021: Best Week 0 bets

Nov 21, 2020; Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini quarterback quarterback Brandon Peters throws during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the first half at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The 2021 college football season is less than 100 hours away. Saturday kicks off the NCAA season with four FBS-only games (and one FCS versus FBS game).

It is a small taste of what's to come for the next several months of football. With the start of the campaign also comes the start of betting season football fans. And PFF’s Betting Dashboard (Greenline) is now available for all NFL and NCAA games as part of the PFF Elite subscription.

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Best Week 0 bet: Illinois (+7) vs. Nebraska; Illinois moneyline +205

Nebraska and Illinois kick off the season with a Big Ten contest. Three years into Scott Frost's head coaching tenure, the Nebraska football program has not shown any progress or signs of improvement. Quarterback Adrian Martinez is the Cornhuskers' highest-graded player on offense (78.2), mainly because of his rushing ability (81.4 rush grade) and not his passing (65.1 pass grade).

With the departures of their three best-graded skill position players in tight end Jack Stoll, multi-position athlete Wan’Dale Robinson and running back Dedrick Mills, it made sense for the Cornhuskers to add immediate contributors via the transfer portal. Robinson had 51 receptions, 46 carries, and 701 offensive yards of production that will need to be replaced.

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