Looking to win big? The Spartans and Cornhuskers face off at 6:30 ET on BTN. The Cornhuskers are hosting the game at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, NE. The Spartans are the favored team in this Big Ten conference contest against the Cornhuskers. The game’s over/under currently sits at 141.5 points.
MICHIGAN STATE SPARTANS VS NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers +3.5
This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena at 6:30 ET on Sunday, December 10th.
WHY BET THE NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Cornhuskers.
- Not only will Nebraska pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 141.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Spartans?
As they prepare for their 9th game of the season, Michigan State currently holds a 4-4 overall record. In their last five games away from home, including those from last year, Michigan State has a 2-3 record. As of today’s game, Michigan State has a current against-the-spread record of 3-4 for the season. In their last five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.
Through eight games, Michigan State has an over/under record of 1-6-0 with their games averaging a combined 137.1 points per game so far. The Spartans have an over/under record of 0-3 in their last three games, with their games averaging 136 points per game.
In their recent matchup, the Michigan State offense ended with 86 points against Georgia Southern. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 5 threes. Jaden Akins led the team in scoring, putting up 14 points. Additionally, Tyson Walker contributed 13 points for the Spartans.
At this time, the Spartans’ defense is positioned 31st in the country, permitting 63.2 points per game. In their previous game vs. Georgia Southern, the Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 51% and a total of 55 points vs. Michigan State.
Does Nebraska Stand a Chance at Home?
Nebraska will be playing their 10th game of the season when they face Michigan State. Currently, the Cornhuskers have a 7-2 record. In games played away from home, they have a 1-1 record, while they are 6-0 when playing at home. Nebraska has a winning record against the spread at 5-2-1. So far this season, they are 1-1 ATS on the road and 4-1-1 ATS at home.
In nine games, Nebraska comes in with an over/under mark of 4-4-0, with their games averaging 143.1 points per game. In the Cornhuskers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 151 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-2.
The Nebraska offense is coming off a game where they scored 85 points against Cal State Fullerton. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.6% and connected on 12 threes. Rienk Mast was the leading scorer for the Cornhuskers, putting up 19 points. In addition, Keisei Tominaga contributed 17 points.
So far this season, the Nebraska defense has been performing well, ranking 52nd in the country at 65.2 points allowed per contest. So far, the Nebraska defense is giving up an average of 10.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.4 times per game (355th).