Spartans battle Cornhuskers in Week 10 odds

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Nov 3, 3:30 PM | Grass of Spartan Stadium

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

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The Michigan State Spartans, coming off an overtime victory at Camp Randall, look to stay alive in the Big Ten's Legends Division when they host the division-leading Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm ET, ABC/ESPN2).

The Spartans, 2-3 in conference, were early one-point favorites over the Huskers, who are 3-1 in Big Ten play after their win over Michigan.

View Nebraska vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Spartans pegged as 1-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Spartans sit at No. 13 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cornhuskers are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cornhuskers will win this game 39-29.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 111-ranked offense, averaging 19.2 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 55 this week at 25.4 PPG. The Spartans aerial game is averaging 229.1 yards per game, more than the Cornhuskers secondary allows through the air, 160.1 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Cornhuskers feature the league's No. 122-rated road run defense, allowing 298.3 yards per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, ranks No. 92 in rushing offense at home.

Nebraska won its last outing, a 23-9 result against Michigan on October 27. Nebraska covered in that game as a 1-point favorite, while the 32 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Ameer Abdullah tore up the turf for 101 rushing yards in the latest Cornhuskers game, a 23-9 win over the Wolverines at Memorial Stadium.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were a 16-13 winner as they battled Wisconsin on the road. Michigan State covered in the match as a 4.5-point underdog, while 29 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. In their last game, the Spartans were Week 9 winners, coming out on top of the Badgers by a score of 16-13.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 7-3

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing in November are 9-1
When playing on grass are 7-3
After outgaining opponent are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4

A few Cornhuskers at Spartans trends to consider:
Nebraska is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Nebraska is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Michigan State's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Michigan State's last 7 games
Michigan State is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Michigan State is 14-6 SU in its last 20 games

Next up:
Nebraska home to Penn State, Saturday, November 10
Michigan State home to Northwestern, Saturday, November 17

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