Cornhuskers vs. Spartans Prediction

Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Michigan State Spartans 3/5/19, Prediction & Odds

The ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans blew a halftime lead on the road over the weekend and dropped three spots in the rankings. Can MSU rebound at home tonight with a victory over the Nebraska Cornhuskers?

Game Snapshot

607 Nebraska Cornhuskers at 608 Michigan State Spartans

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Breslin Center at 7PM ET

TV: ESPN2

Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our College Basketball Odds & Betting Page.

 

Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Spartans are a 13.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 139 points. As of Tuesday morning, 74 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Michigan State. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.

Cornhuskers crushed at U-M

Nebraska lost by a count of 82-53 Thursday night at Michigan to fall to 15-14 overall and 5-13 in the Big Ten Conference. The Cornhuskers trailed 43-21 at halftime on their way to the lopsided defeat. Nebraska shot 23-of-67 from the floor, 2-of-12 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-9 at the free throw line. Nana Akenten paced the Cornhuskers with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range. He also pulled down two rebounds. Glynn Watson Jr. added 10 points along with four boards and two assists.

Spartans stumble in second half

Michigan State lost 63-62 Saturday afternoon at Indiana to drop to 23-6 overall and 14-4 in the Big Ten. The Spartans led 35-28 at halftime before being outscored 35-27 after the break. Michigan State shot 26-of-48 from the field, 6-of-15 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-5 at the free throw line. Cassius Winston paced the Spartans with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched 11 assists and five rebounds. Kenny Goins contributed 14 points and three boards. Xavier Tillman added 11 points, 10 caroms and three blocked shots.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Nebraska

The Cornhuskers are 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. Nebraska is 0-5 ATS in its last five road games.

Michigan State

The Spartans are 7-2 ATS in their last nine home games. Michigan State is 19-7 ATS in its last 26 games overall.

Prediction:

Michigan State usually rebounds with a focused performance following a defeat, but with rival Michigan on deck there is danger of looking ahead here. Nebraska played the Spartans tough in a 70-64 loss back on January 17 in Lincoln, so I think it can give another inspired performance here. I certainly expect MSU to win, but likely will save the better performance for Saturday when it has a chance to sweep the Wolverines.

 

NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: NEBRASKA CORNHUSKERS +13.5

Loading...

College Basketball Predictions

Thumbnail Michigan vs. North Carolina Prediction No. 24 Michigan heads to Chapel Hill, NC on Wednesday night to take on North Carolina at 9:15 p.m. ET in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on ESPN. With the Wolverines...
Thumbnail Duke vs. Ohio State Prediction No. 1 Duke will take on Ohio State Tuesday night in Columbus, OH when the two teams meet in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at 9:30 p.m. ET. Will the Blue Devils cash as a...
Thumbnail Iowa vs. Virginia Monday Prediction Iowa will take on Virginia in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Monday night at 7:00 p.m. ET. Will the Hawkeyes stay unbeaten while also covering as a 1.5-point...
Thumbnail Miami vs. Alabama Prediction The Miami Hurricanes will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide at 6:30 p.m. ET on Sunday in the ESPN Events Invitational from HP Field House in Orlando, FL. With the Tide...
Thumbnail LSU vs. Wake Forest Prediction The Emerald Coast Classic continues Saturday night when a pair of unbeatens will meet at 7:00 p.m. ET at Raider Arena in Destin, FL. Will Wake Forest pull off the...

NCAAB Headlines