NCAA hoops odds preview - Central Michigan vs. Nebraska
Central Michigan Chippewas vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
The visiting Central Michigan Chippewas hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Haskins Center against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Haskins Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
The Cornhuskers bring a 7-3 record (4-5 ATS) to this tilt against the 6-4 Chippewas, who are 6-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Nebraska go 4-4 so far and the Chippewas go 4-2.
Bettors looking to side with Nebraska in this one found them as 3.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cornhuskers - Chippewas odds would favor the Cornhuskers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nebraska is rated No. 251 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Central Michigan is at No. 257. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 64-62 win for the Cornhuskers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Chippewas is ranked No. 269 in NCAA hoops at 32.7 per game. Contrast that with Nebraska’s No. 270 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Nebraska is the No. 295-ranked team in the country at 4.6 per game, while Central Michigan rates No. 36 at 8.1 per game.
Defensively, Central Michigan features the nation's No. 163-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 327 nationally in scoring at home.
Central Michigan won its last outing, a 92-80 result against Texas State on December 20. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Central Michigan earned a 92-80 victory over Texas State on Thursday, getting 18 points from Kyle Randall at McGuirk Arena.
Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 59-55 winner as they battled Jacksonville State at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Nebraska got 15 points from Brandon Ubel en route to a 59-55 victory over Jacksonville State on Tuesday at Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Central Michigan Chippewas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Michigan are 1-2
After a win are 3-7
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Chippewas at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Nebraska is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
Nebraska is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Central Michigan at Michigan, Saturday, December 29
Nebraska home to Nicholls State, Saturday, December 29