Michigan vs. Nebraska Pick
Which Big Ten team will conclude the regular season with a win tonight when Nebraska hosts Michigan at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Michigan is favored on the road tonight, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -4.5 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the game is listed at 139 points. Michigan has won seven straight over Nebraska, including a 91-85 win at home on Jan. 14. The Wolverines have also covered the spread in three of the last four meetings.
Michigan is coming off a 67-65 loss at Northwestern at the buzzer, but the Wolverines have won five of their last seven games and are 19-11 on the season and 9-8 in the Big Ten. Michigan is just 11-16 against the spread on the season and 4-8 ATS away from home. Michigan is averaging 74 points per game on offense while allowing 66 on defense. When away from home, those numbers nearly flip. Michigan scores just 69.4 on the road and allows 74.9. Derrick Walton Jr. is leading the team with 14.4 points and 4.1 assists per game while Zak Irvin and Moritz Wagner each add over 12 points per game.
Nebraska is coming off an 88-73 loss at Minnesota for its third straight loss. The Cornhuskers are now 12-17 overall and 6-11 in the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers have failed to cover in all three games as well and are 13-14 against the spread on the season. Nebraska averages 70.5 points per game on offense this season while allowing 73.5 on defense. Tai Webster is averaging 17.5 points and 5.2 rebounds per game to lead the team while Glynn Watson Jr. is adding 13.4 points per contest.
Michigan is a team that is playing pretty well as of late despite the loss on the road to Northwestern. That came on a buzzer-beater and the Wolverines have been showing improvement on the road. They are still a shaky play away from home but Nebraska isn’t a team that has shown any consistency in the Big Ten. Michigan is surging hard for a tournament spot and I see it winning and covering today to help secure that.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MICHIGAN -4.5