Michigan State vs. Nebraska Odds

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LINCOLN, NE (The Spread) – The Big Ten Legends Division lead is up for grabs on Saturday when Nebraska hosts No. 16 Michigan State at 3:30PM ET on ABC.

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Michigan State is 8-1 overall, 5-0 in the Big Ten, 2-1 on the road and 5-3-1 against the spread. Nebraska is 7-2 overall, 4-1 in the Big Ten, 5-1 at home and 5-4 against the spread. Nebraska has won and covered in its last five meetings with MSU, dating back to 1995.

Trends show that Nebraska is 1-7 against the spread after allowing less than 100 yards in its previous game. Michigan State is 10-1-1 ATS in its last 12 road games and 5-1 ATS in its last 6 conference contests.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Michigan State is the favorite on the road, as the Spartans have odds of -6.5 points at Nebraska. The over/under total for the game has been set at 42 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Michigan State favored by 7. The spread quickly dropped to 6.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 42.

Michigan State is coming off a bye week following its 29-6 win at home over rival Michigan two weeks ago. The Spartans have won five straight entering this game and have given up just nine total points in their last three games. MSU is now allowing only 11.6 points per game on the season while posting 29.8 points per game on offense. Connor Cook has settled in at quarterback for MSU, as he has thrown for 1,490 yards and 13 touchdowns this season. Jeremy Langford has added 775 rushing yards with 10 touchdowns.

Nebraska is coming off a 17-13 win at Michigan in which the Cornhuskers held the Wolverines to negative rushing yards. Nebraska has won its last two to stay in the Big Ten title race, and done so without Taylor Martinez at quarterback. He is dealing with a hip injury that is leaving him questionable for this game. The offense is still averaging 35.9 points per game and led by Ameer Abdullah, who has rushed for 1,213 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is holding opponents to 22.8 points per game.

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In terms of Injuries, Nebraska offensive linemen Jake Cotton (knee) and Jeremiah Sirles (knee) are both doubtful to play. Michigan State has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Michigan State, as the Spartans are getting 68% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points at Nebraska on Saturday.

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