Nebraska Michigan Big Ten Betting
In a game that should help decide who wins the Big Ten's Legends Division the Michigan Wolverines visit Lincoln to tackle the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday night (8 pm ET, ESPN2).
Big Blue, 3-0 in Big Ten play following its late victory over rival Michigan State, was an early three-point dog vs. the Huskers, who are 2-1 in conference after sneaking by Northwestern.
Michigan is just 3-9-1 ATS in its past 13 road games, while the Huskers are 10-1 SU in their past 11 at home.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cornhuskers sit at No. 14 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Wolverines are at No. 13 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cornhuskers will win this game 45-43.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 12-ranked offense (41.6 PPG) against a Wolverines defense that ranks No. 16 at 16.4 PPG. The Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 233.4 yards per game, more than the Wolverines give up through the air (143 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Wolverines feature the league's No. 29-rated road run defense, allowing 127.3 yards per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, ranks No. 5 in rushing offense at home.
Michigan was a 12-10 winner in their most recent outing at home against Michigan State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (22) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Wolverines grabbed a Week 8 victory over the Spartans in their last game, winning 12-10 at Michigan Stadium.
Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 29-28 winner as they battled Northwestern on the road. Nebraska failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite, while 57 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, Nebraska's aerial attack generated 342 yards and the Cornhuskers came away with a 29-28 victory over Northwestern at Ryan Field.
Michigan Wolverines Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 8-2
Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3
A few Wolverines at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan's last 6 games
Michigan is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan at Minnesota, Saturday, November 3
Nebraska at Michigan State, Saturday, November 3