Michigan vs. Nebraska Pick
Can No. 23 Michigan keep adding to its current winning streak when the Wolverines go on the road to face Nebraska at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Michigan is favored on the road, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -4.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 134 points. Tonight’s game will be taking place from Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska and will air live on the Big Ten Network.
Michigan has picked up back-to-back wins over Michigan State and Maryland coming into this game. The Wolverines have won nine of their last 10 as well. Michigan is 16-4 overall, 5-2 in the Big Ten and 11-7-1 against the spread. Michigan is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10. The Wolverines are averaging 74.9 points per game on offense while giving up 62.7 per contest. Mortiz Wagner and Charles Matthews are both averaging 14.9 points per game for Michigan and the two are combing for 12.4 rebounds per game.
Nebraska has split its last four games coming into tonight and is coming off a 64-63 win over Illinois. The Huskers are 13-7 overall, 4-3 in the Big Ten and 12-6 against the spread. Nebraska is 7-1 against the spread in its last eight lined games. The Cornhuskers are averaging 73.5 points per game while allowing 70.3 per contest. James Palmer Jr. is leading Nebraska with 15.7 points per game while Isaac Copeland is adding 12.3 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest.
Michigan has won eight straight meetings with Nebraska, covering the spread in four of the last five meetings as well. Nebraska has been a covering machine lately, but the Cornhuskers haven’t faced a lot of great teams during it. Their last game was a 1-point victory over an average Illinois team. Michigan grinded out a win over Maryland and its lone loss over the last month was by 1 to Purdue. The Wolverines seem to have Nebraska’s number and I will take them to cover again tonight. The public betting is also backing Michigan tonight.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN -4.5