spartans vs cornhuskers betting predictions

NCAAB: Michigan State Spartans vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Prediction 12/10/2023

The Michigan State Spartans (4-4) travel to face off against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-2) on Sunday, December 10th. This game will be played at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln and televised on BTN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Michigan State Spartans Are Coming Off A Win

After their most recent game, a 86-55 win against Georgia Southern, Michigan State now has a 4-4 record. So far this season, all of the Spartans’ games have been on the road. Michigan State currently has an ATS record of 3-4, putting them below .500. As they prepare for their first away game of the season, it’s worth noting that last year they went 5-8 vs. the spread when playing on the road.

Up to this point, games involving Michigan State have had an average of 137.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143.8 points. Their over/under record is 1-6-0. The Spartans’ last five games have finished with a combined 133 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers Are Coming Off A Win

Nebraska has a 7-2 record as they prepare for their 10th game of the season. So far, all of the Cornhuskers’ games have been on the road. As of now, Nebraska holds a 5-2-1 ATS record going into their game against Michigan State. In their previous five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.

Nebraska’s games have, on average, featured 143.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 4-4-0. Their average over/under line is currently 143.9 points so far. 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.

Michigan State Offense Breakdown

Michigan State’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 86 points against Georgia Southern. They had an overall field goal percentage of 51.7% and made 19/30 free throws. The top scorer for the Spartans was Jaden Akins with 14 points, while Tyson Walker also added 13 to the scoreboard.

Tyson Walker (G) 20.7 3.0 2.1
A.J Hoggard (G) 10.1 3.2 4.5
Jaden Akins (G) 9.6 5.1 1.1

Nebraska Offense Breakdown

Nebraska’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Cal State Fullerton, finishing the game with a total of 85 points. Their season average is now 77.3 points per game. The team’s scoring leader is Brice Williams, who holds an average of 14 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Rienk Mast is averaging 12.9 points per game this season.

Brice Williams (G) 14.0 4.8 2.6
Rienk Mast (F) 12.9 9.2 2.7
Keisei Tominaga (G) 13.9 2.1 0.7

Michigan State Team Defense

At present, the Spartans’ defense is nationally ranked 31st, allowing 63.2 points per game. Michigan State’s three-point defense is currently 89th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.4% of their shots vs. Michigan State.

Nebraska Team Defense

So far this season, the Nebraska defense has been performing well, ranking 54th in the country at 65.2 points allowed per contest. Against Cal State Fullerton in their most recent game, the Nebraska defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing Cal State Fullerton to hit 46% of their shots.

Spartans vs Cornhuskers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Spartans offense has averaged 73 points per game while allowing an average of 75. Michigan State posted an overall record of 3-7 while going 3-7 ATS.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Nebraska has an ATS mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 4-6 while averaging 70 points per game.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting underdog, the Cornhuskers have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.
  • The Spartans have played well in their last three games as the betting favorite, going 2-1 straight up and 2-1 against the spread.

Spartans vs Cornhuskers Prediction

Coming in as the underdogs at +2, we have the Cornhuskers as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 141.5, and our model predicts the Spartans and Cornhuskers to score a combined 142 points. We recommend betting on the over.

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