Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Michigan State when they take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
This season, the Cornhuskers are 12-13 overall and 12-11 ATS ATS, while the Spartans are 21-4 and 11-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Nebraska boasts a 10-11 on the OU, and Michigan State is 10-11.
The visitors opened as 9-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 180-ranked Cornhuskers and the No. 18-rated Spartans in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-59 win for the Spartans on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Nebraska's No. 335-ranked scoring average of 58.6 PPG, against a Spartans defense rated No. 26 and allowing 58.9 PPG. The Cornhuskers FG% has averaged 41% to date this season, less than the Spartans shooters have managed so far (46.8% per game).
Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 65-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.4 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 329 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Michigan State was a 75-52 winner at home against Michigan. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Spartans blew out Michigan on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-52 win at Breslin Center.
Nebraska lost its last outing, a 76-47 result against Indiana on February 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 23.5-point underdog. Nebraska was crushed on Wednesday, getting blown out by Indiana and falling by a 76-47 score at Branch McCracken Court at Assembly Hall.
Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Indiana are 7-3
After playing Michigan are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Iowa are 0-2
After playing Indiana are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5
A few Spartans at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Nebraska is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games
Michigan State home to Indiana, Tuesday, February 19
Nebraska home to Iowa, Thursday, February 21