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Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Week 6 Betting Preview, Odds and Pick

Nebraska Cornhuskers

vs

Michigan State Spartans
Saturday, October 04, 2014 8:00 PM ET
Spartan Stadium

The undefeated Nebraska Cornhuskers visit the Michigan State Spartans on Saturday looking for revenge after losing 41-28 at home in the last meeting a year ago. The Cornhuskers won their Big Ten opener a week ago, pounding Illinois 45-14 as 20.5-point home favorites to cover their third straight game while the OVER also cashed for the third week in a row.

The Spartans will be playing their Big Ten opener following consecutive home wins over Wyoming and Eastern Michigan by a combined score of 129-28. Michigan State covered both of those games, and all four of the team's games so far this season have gone OVER the total.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the $Nebraska Cornhuskers listed as 8-point underdogs earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under betting line was unavaiilable earlier in the week.

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Computer Prediction: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Pick

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 39-27 result in favor of the Spartans. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Michigan State Spartans have seen them go 3-1 and 3-1 ATS so far this season, while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are at 5-0 and 4-1 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 4-1, while the Michigan State Spartans are 4-0. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Michigan State vs Nebraska injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Michigan State Spartans rated this week at No. 4 and the Nebraska Cornhuskers sitting at No. 22.

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How Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Stats Matchup

The game also pits Michigan State's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 50.25 PPG, against a Nebraska defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 19 PPG. The Michigan State aerial game is averaging 263 yards per game, more than the Nebraska Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 223.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Nebraska Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 23-rated road run defense, allowing 105 yards per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, ranks No. 17 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Nebraska, they were a 45-14 winner as they battled Fighting Illini at home. Nebraska covered in the match as a -20.5-point favorite, while 59 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Ameer Abdullah went over the 100-yard mark (208) in his team's latest effort as Nebraska defeated Illinois by a score of 45-14 on Saturday.

Michigan State won its last outing, a 56-14 result against Cowboys on September 27. Michigan State covered in that game as a -27.5-point favorite, while the 70 combined points took the game OVER the total. Last time we saw the Cowboys, they had no answer for Jeremy Langford as the Spartans rolled to a 56-14 victory at Spartan Stadium.

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Betting Odds Trends

Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska's last 5 games
Nebraska is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan State is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State's last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Nebraska at Northwestern, Saturday, October 18th
Michigan State at Purdue, Saturday, October 11th

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