ESPN2 College Football Game of the Week Odds: Michigan vs. Nebraska Print
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Michigan vs. Nebraska Odds

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LINCOLN, NE (The Spread) – No. 20 Michigan looks to assert itself as the leader of the Big Ten Legends Division on Saturday when it faces Nebraska on the road at 8PM ET on ESPN2.

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Michigan is 5-2 on the year, 3-0 in the Big Ten and 1-2 on the road. Nebraska is 5-2 on the year, 2-1 in the Big Ten and 4-0 at home. The Wolverines and the Cornhuskers are both 3-4 against the spread this season. Michigan has won two of its last three meetings with Nebraska.

Trends show that Michigan is just 3-9-1 against the spread in its last 13 road games and 9-25 ATS in its last 34 conference games. Nebraska is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a win.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Nebraska is favored to win this game at home, as the Cornhuskers are getting odds of -2 points against Michigan. The over/under total has been set at 57 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Nebraska favored by 3 points. The spread hit a peak of 3.5 points and is currently at its low of Nebraska -2.

Michigan is coming off a 12-10 win at home over Michigan State last week. The Wolverines have won three straight since a 13-6 loss at Notre Dame. Both of Michigan’s losses this year have come against team currently ranked in the top 5. On the season, Michigan is scoring 30.7 points per game while holding opponents to just 16.4 points per contest. Michigan is led by quarterback Denard Robinson, who has thrown for 1,264 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 900 yards and six touchdowns.

Nebraska is coming off a narrow 29-28 win at Northwestern last week. The Cornhuskers have had their last two wins come by a combined four points. On the year Nebraska is scoring 41.6 points per game but the defense is allowing 27.7 points per game. The team is being led by quarterback Taylor Martinez, who has thrown for 1,615 yards and 15 touchdowns. Senior running back Rex Burkhead has rushed for 405 yards this year but he is questionable to play in this game due to a lingering knee injury.

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In terms of Injuries, Michigan tight end Brandon Moore is questionable with a knee injury. Nebraska defensive end Avery Moss is out with a shoulder injury while cornerback Josh Mitchell is questionable with an ankle injury.

The Public Bets for this game are split right down the middle. Nebraska is getting 50% of the wagers with odds of -2 points at home against Michigan.

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