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Michigan State Spartans host Nebraska Cornhuskers in college basketball action

Nebraska CornhuskersMichigan State Spartans
Jan 13, 6:00 PM | Breslin Center

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds


Breslin Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Michigan State Spartans and the visiting Nebraska Cornhuskers in college hoops action on Sunday.

The Cornhuskers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 7-7 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spartans are 5-8 ATS. Nebraska is 5-7 against the total, while Michigan State is 5-7 versus the number.

View Nebraska vs Michigan State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Michigan State opened as 18.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 26 and the Cornhuskers at No. 218 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 75-60 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Michigan State's No. 110-ranked offense, averaging 70.6 PPG, against a Cornhuskers defense that ranks No. 59 at 60.6 PPG. The Spartans field goal percentage has averaged 46.9% so far, more than the Cornhuskers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.8% per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 74-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.6 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 105 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska was a 62-47 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Michigan. They covered the 21-point spread as underdogs. Nebraska got 19 points from Ray Gallegos but lost anyway, 62-47, to Michigan on Wednesday at Crisler Arena.

Michigan State was a 62-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Iowa. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Branden Dawson scored 17 points leading the Spartans to a 62-59 victory over Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Thursday.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Purdue are 1-1
After playing Michigan are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Penn State are 7-3
After playing Iowa are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

A few Cornhuskers at Spartans trends to consider:
Nebraska is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Nebraska is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Michigan State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Nebraska home to Purdue, Wednesday, January 16
Michigan State at Penn State, Wednesday, January 16