Wolverines get visit from Cornhuskers
The Nebraska Cornhuskers covered the spread in their first meeting of the season against the Michigan Wolverines as those schools hit the hardwood again on Wednesday night.
Michigan topped Nebraska 71-70 in their first meeting of the year on January 9, but the Cornhuskers managed to cover the 5.5-point spread at home in that contest. Michigan is 3-0 SU and 1-2 ATS in the last three games between the two teams.
Supporters of the Cornhuskers have watched them go 11-9 and 12-7 ATS on the year, while the Wolverines are at 16-5 and 10-8-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Wolverines are 11-8, while the Cornhuskers have a 9-9-1 mark.
The Cornhuskers were listed as 12.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
This game matches up the No. 59 (Wolverines) and the No. 157 (Cornhuskers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.
Nebraska was a 60-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Indiana. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Terran Petteway scored 18 points leading the Cornhuskers to a 60-55 victory over Indiana at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday.
Last time out for Michigan, they were a 63-52 loser as they battled Indiana on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Wolverines endured a 63-52 loss at the hands of the Hoosiers on Sunday, despite a 13-point effort from Derrick Walton Jr. at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Michigan has the nation's No. 61-rated offensive output, at 76 PPG. The visiting Cornhuskers defense ranks No. 71 allowing on average 67.2 PPG. The Wolverines FG% has averaged 48.65% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.19% per game.
A few Cornhuskers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Nebraska is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games
Nebraska is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Michigan is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
Michigan is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan's last 7 games
Michigan is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska at Northwestern, Saturday, February 8th
Michigan at Iowa, Saturday, February 8th