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Michigan State Spartans Favored by -1.5 Point Spread Against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday

Michigan State Spartans

vs

Nebraska Cornhuskers
Saturday, January 24, 2015 4:00 PM ET
Pinnacle Bank Arena

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Michigan State Spartans taking on the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday.

Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Opening Odds and Betting Line

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Nebraska sat as 1.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook [custom:bol-link

Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Michigan State Spartans will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 10-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-10-1 ATS. Michigan State Spartans are 10-7-1 on betting the total; Nebraska Cornhuskers are 5-8.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 167-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers and the No. 27-rated Michigan State Spartans in this matchup.

How Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 192 nationally ranked offense (64.5 points per game) against a Michigan State Spartans defense that sits as the No. 62 at 61.79 PPG. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have been averaging 43.17% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (47.71% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Spartans grabbed a 66-60 win over the Nittany Lions on Wednesday, behind a 12-point effort from Branden Dawson at Breslin Center.

Shavon Shields scored 15 points leading the Cornhuskers to a 52-49 victory over Minnesota at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Tuesday.

Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Odds Trends

Michigan State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Michigan State is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Nebraska's last 10 games
Nebraska is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Nebraska's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State at Rutgers, Tuesday, January 27th
Nebraska at Michigan, Tuesday, January 27th

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