NCAAF Matchup - Wolverines Cornhuskers Odds Preview
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Hail Mary paid a visit to Lincoln last Saturday, coming to the rescue of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Big Red now heads to the Big House in Ann Arbor for a Big Ten Legends Division bout with 6-2 Michigan Saturday afternoon.
The 'Huskers, after getting a minor miracle to beat Northwestern last Saturday, are a game and a half back of first-place Michigan State in the Legends; they get the Spartans at home next week.
Michigan, meanwhile, just lost to MSU 29-6 to fall to 2-2 in conference play.
In the early betting Nebraska was lined as a six-point road dog against Big Blue.
They bring a 6-2 record (4-4 ATS) to the Week 11 battle against the 6-2 Cornhuskers, who are 4-4 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Michigan go 5-3 so far and the Cornhuskers go 4-4.
Bettors going with the Wolverines in this game found them listed as -6.5-point favorites on the betting line at 5Dimes earlier in the week.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Wolverines rated this week at No. 33 and the Cornhuskers sitting at No. 57. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 43-39 result in favor of the Cornhuskers this week.
Nebraska was a 27-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Northwestern. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites, while the total score (51) made winners of UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Michigan's No. 24-ranked offense (37.88 PPG) against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 46 at 24 PPG. The Wolverines passing attack has averaged 256.75 yards per game, more than the Cornhuskers give up through the air (217.25 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cornhuskers own the league's No. 40-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 151.5 yards per game when on the road. Michigan, on the other hand, rates No. 60 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Cornhuskers at Wolverines trends to consider:
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games
Nebraska is 2-9-1 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 6 games on the road
Michigan is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Michigan's last 13 games
Michigan is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Nebraska at Michigan State, Saturday, November 16th
Michigan at Northwestern, Saturday, November 16th