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Point spread favors Spartans in battle with Cornhuskers

Michigan State SpartansNebraska Cornhuskers
Dec 31, 3:00 PM | Bob Devaney Sports Center

Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Odds


Michigan State pays a visit to Nebraska on Saturday, hoping to send the Cornhuskers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bob Devaney Sports Center.

The Cornhuskers currently sports a 8-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-5 ATS. The Spartans are 12-2 and 8-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cornhuskers produce a 5-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Spartans have gone 6-5-1 against the number.

View Michigan State vs Nebraska Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Nebraska sat as 7-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cornhuskers sit at No. 171 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Spartans sit at No. 1 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Spartans will win this game 83-69.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nebraska's No. 243 nationally ranked offense (64.6 points per game) against a Spartans defense that sits as the No. 41 at 59.8 PPG. The Cornhuskers have been averaging 43.9% from the field, less than the Spartans have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Defensively, Michigan State features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.3 points per game. Nebraska, meanwhile, comes in at No. 298 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Michigan State, they were an 80-65 winner as they battled Indiana at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. Michigan State got 25 points from Keith Appling en route to an 80-65 victory over Indiana on Wednesday at Breslin Center.

Nebraska was a 64-40 loser in its last match at home against Wisconsin. They failed to cover the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. The Cornhuskers were hammered by Wisconsin on Tuesday, losing by a 64-40 final at Bob Devaney Sports Center in college basketball betting action.

Michigan State Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-1
Before playing Wisconsin are 6-4
After playing Indiana are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

Nebraska Cornhuskers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-3
After playing Wisconsin are 1-0
After a loss are 4-6

A few Spartans at Cornhuskers trends to consider:
Michigan State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Nebraska is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Nebraska is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Michigan State at Wisconsin, Tuesday, January 3
Nebraska at Ohio State, Tuesday, January 3