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Michigan Wolverines take on Cornhuskers in NCAA basketball test

Michigan WolverinesNebraska Cornhuskers
10-4January 09, 2014, 09:00 | Pinnacle Bank Arena8-6

The Nebraska Cornhuskers will try to cover the spread at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Thursday when they get a visit from the Michigan Wolverines in NCAA basketball action.

The Wolverines will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 6-5-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cornhuskers are 6-7 ATS. Michigan is 6-6 against the total, while Nebraska is 7-5-1 versus the number.

View Michigan Wolverines vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds and Stats.

Nebraska opened as 4.5-point underdogs 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.

The Cornhuskers - Wolverines odds would favor the Wolverines if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Nebraska is rated No. 136 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Michigan is at No. 15.

Nebraska lost its last outing, an 84-53 result against Ohio State on January 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point underdog. Nebraska was run off the court by the Buckeyes on Saturday as Ohio State routed them 84-53 at Value City Arena.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wolverines rank No. 169 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.07 per game. That compares with Nebraska’s No. 193 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Nebraska is college basketball's No. 163-ranked team at 5.71 per game, while the Wolverines rate No. 12 with 8.71 per game.

A few Wolverines at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Michigan is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Michigan is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Michigan is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Michigan's last 10 games on the road
Nebraska is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Nebraska is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Michigan home to Penn State, Tuesday, January 14th
Nebraska at Purdue, Sunday, January 12th