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Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Matchup Report

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Feb 25, 8:00 PM | Breslin Center

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan State Spartans Odds

12-14TEAM RECORD23-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Nebraska when they take on the Spartans on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Spartans currently sports a 23-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 18-8 ATS. The Cornhuskers are 12-14 and 9-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Spartans produce a 13-11-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cornhuskers have gone 12-9-1 against the number.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 18.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Spartans at No. 1 and the Cornhuskers at No. 250 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-62 result in favor of the Spartans.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cornhuskers is ranked No. 319 in NCAA hoops at 30.7 per game. Contrast that with Michigan State’s No. 15 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Michigan State is the No. 263-ranked team in the country at 5.2 per game, while Nebraska rates No. 143 at 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Nebraska features the nation's No. 123-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.1 points per game. Michigan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 52 nationally in scoring at home.

Nebraska lost its last outing, an 83-65 result against Purdue on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 10.5-point underdog. The Cornhuskers endured an 83-65 loss at the hands of the Boilermakers on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Bo Spencer at Mackey Arena.

In their last action, Michigan State was a 66-61 winner on the road against Minnesota. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Spartans got 17 points from Draymond Green as Michigan State ran past Minnesota 66-61 on Wednesday at Williams Arena.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Iowa are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Indiana are 5-5
After playing Minnesota are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Cornhuskers at Spartans trends to consider:
Nebraska is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Michigan State's last 11 games at home

Next up:
Nebraska home to Iowa, Wednesday, February 29
Michigan State at Indiana, Tuesday, February 28