Nebraska vs. Michigan Prediction
Is No. 19 Michigan going to continue its lopsided wins at home when the Wolverines face Nebraska in Big Ten play today at Noon ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Noon ET – Michigan Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Michigan is favored at home, as the Wolverines are getting odds of -18 points against Nebraska. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 50 points. The public betting for this game currently has 53 percent backing Michigan at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Michigan on track at home
The Michigan football team started with a loss to Notre Dame, but has picked up back-to-back wins over Western Michigan and SMU. The Wolverines are 1-2 against the spread while hitting the under in two of their three games. Michigan is just 2-4 against the spread in its last six contests.
The Wolverines are a strong defensive team that are giving up 15.7 points and 276.3 yards per game. Their pass defense is holding opponents to 154.7 yards per game. Offensively, Michigan is putting up 37 points and 397.3 yards per contest. Their run game is putting up 187.7 yards per contest. Karan Higdon and Chris Evans have combined for nearly 400 rushing yards and four touchdowns, but both are dealing with injuries. However, each is listed as probable to play today. Shea Patterson has thrown for 589 yards and six touchdowns.
Nebraska struggling to start with Frost
Nebraska has had a rough start to the Scott Frost era, suffering losses to Colorado and Troy by five points each. The Cornhuskers have been the favorite in both games and they have hit the under in both contests. As a program, Nebraska has failed to cover in four of its last five.
The Cornhuskers are averaging just 23.5 points and 464.5 yards per game on offense. They have a strong rushing attack that is putting up 258 yards per contest. Adrian Martinez missed last game with a knee injury but is expected to play in this game. He threw for 187 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 117 yards in its first game. Greg Bell is the leading rusher with 168 yards.
College Football Betting Trends
Michigan is 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games following a win of more than 20 points, but 4-1-1 ATS in their last six following a failed cover.
Nebraska has covered the spread in four of its last five road games, but 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a loss.
The Huskers have lost two close games so far, so I feel like they will show up in Ann Arbor and be competitive with Michigan. The Wolverines have been able to beat up on Western Michigan and SMU, but it struggled with Notre Dame. I think Nebraska can be a step up from their recent competition, so I think Michigan will go back to struggling a little bit and feel a little pressure in the fourth quarter.
College Football Prediction: Nebraska +18