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Nebraska vs Michigan State in Big Ten

The Michigan State Spartans have beaten two straight undefeated teams in Michigan and Wisconsin, and look to tackle another giant this week on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

While both teams are 6-1 SU, Michigan State is 5-2 ATS while Nebraska is just 2-5 ATS.

Kirk Cousins capped off a 290-yard, three touchdown day with a miraculous Hail Mary touchdown at the end of regulation to upset Wisconsin.

View Michigan State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Fans backing the Cornhuskers here saw them open as 3.5-point favorites in this college football clash. The total sat around 62 mid-week (see the latest numbers and a monster bonus structure when you visit BetOnline).

Power Rankings / Prediction: The game pits the Cornhuskers, currently No. 64 in our OddsShark NCAAF Power Rankings, against the Spartans, who rate No. 8 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and handicapping models run on this game predict a 42-39 victory for the Spartans.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 20-ranked offense (37.6 PPG) against a Spartans defense that ranks No. 7 at 13.7 PPG. The Cornhuskers passing attack has averaged 171.7 yards per game, more than the Spartans give up through the air (134 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Spartans own the league's No. 8-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 74.5 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 17 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 37-31 winner at home against Wisconsin. They covered the 7.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (68) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 41-14 result against Minnesota on October 22. Nebraska covered in that game as a 24-point favorite, while the 55 combined points took the game UNDER the total.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 9-1

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Spartans at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan State's last 6 games
Nebraska is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Nebraska is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State home to Minnesota, Saturday, November 5
Nebraska home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 5

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