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Michigan State Can’t Get Past Nebraska

Michigan State Cook

Michigan State is undefeated and are coming off a bye week, but are facing a Nebraska team that they’ve historically struggled against. The Spartans are 2-5 SU and just 1-6 ATS in their past seven games against Nebraska, with those two wins taking place in the past two seasons.

Shark Bites
  • Nebraska is 11-3 SU in their past 14 following a loss as the favorite.
  • Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in their past eight following a win.
  • Nebraska scored 19 fourth quarter points when these teams met last season.

Michigan State is undefeated and will likely need to stay that way if they want to win the Big Ten with both Ohio State and Iowa flawless so far this season. Spartans quarterback Connor Cook has been phenomenal this season with 17 touchdowns and only two interceptions while posting a 146.5 rating.

This season has been one of the worst for Nebraska as the team is just 2-6 SU and winless within the conference. First year coach Mike Riley watched his team pull off something terrifying on Halloween as Nebraska lost to the 1-6 Purdue Boilermakers.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 29-27 win for the Spartans on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Nebraska Cornhuskers sit at 3-6 (4-5 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Michigan State Spartans are currently 8-0 (2-6 ATS). Looking to bet on the totals? Nebraska is 6-3 OU, and Michigan State is 4-4 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Nebraska vs Michigan State injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 52-rated Nebraska Cornhuskers and the No. 22-rated Michigan State Spartans in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Nebraska's No. 45-ranked offense, averaging 33.33 PPG, against a Michigan State defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 22.12 PPG. The Nebraska aerial game is averaging 276.89 yards per game, more than the Michigan State Spartans secondary allows through the air, 241 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Michigan State Spartans own the league's No. 3-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 73.67 yards per game when on the road. Nebraska, on the other hand, rates No. 64 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In Michigan State's last outing, Nate Sudfeld threw for 308 yards to lead the Spartans over Indiana 52-26 at Spartan Stadium.


DeAngelo Yancey was good for 111 receiving yards in the Cornhuskers's most recent action, but while it helped his stats, it didn't help his team to victory and they fell 55-45 to the Cornhuskers.

Betting Trends
  • Michigan State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Michigan State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 16 of Michigan State's last 23 games
  • Michigan State is 18-5-1 ATS in its last 24 games on the road
  • Nebraska is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Nebraska is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 10 of Nebraska's last 13 games
  • Nebraska is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Michigan State home to Maryland, Saturday, November 14th
Nebraska at Rutgers, Saturday, November 14th