The Nebraska Cornhuskers (6-2) will try to snap the five-game winning streak of Michigan State when they head to Jack Breslin Student Events Center to meet the No. 3 Spartans (6-1). Tip-off is set for 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 3, 2017.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Michigan State Spartans Odds Preview
In the Cornhuskers last contest, they beat the Boston College Eagles, 71-62. Isaac Copeland was Nebraska’s leading scorer with 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting. Nebraska dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.7 (better than their season average of 14.8) and a free throw rate of 0.145 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Boston College put up marks of 18.9 and 0.098, respectively.
The Spartans come in on a high note after dismantling the No. 5 Notre Dame Fighting Irish in their last outing, 81-63. With 17 points on 6-for-10 shooting, Cassius Winston was the games leading scorer. Michigan State dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 48.4 (above their season average of 38.4) and a free throw rate of 0.167 (matching their season average). For those same stats, Notre Dame was 15.6 and 0.130, respectively.
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Michigan State figures to have a substantial edge. Dating back to last season, the Spartans defense ranks 18th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.457), while the Nebraska offense ranks 320th in effective field goal percentage (0.470). ,
Both of these teams have a tendency to finish under the O/U total. Games involving Nebraska have finished under 62.5 percent of the time, while Michigan State games have finished under 60.0 percent of the time. The Spartans come into this game with a sizable advantage in both straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records. They are 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS, while the Cornhuskers are 6-2 SU and 4-4 ATS.
The Spartans won both meetings against the Cornhuskers last season. In the last game, Michigan State won 88-72. The Spartans played a flawless game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 30.0 and a turnover percentage of 10.4. For those same stats, the Cornhuskers put up marks of 23.1 and 13.4, respectively.
Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan State Spartans Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Michigan State, ATS Winner – Michigan State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Spartans rank 38th in rebounds allowed per game (32.4) while the Cornhuskers rank 236th (36.8).
- Michigan State ranks 192nd in three pointers attempted per game (20.8) while Nebraska ranks 278th (18.4).
- Michigan State averages 5.0 blocks per game, which ranks 25th in the NCAA. Nebraska ranks 269th in blocks allowed per game (4.6).
- The Cornhuskers rank 70th in steals per game (7.1) while the Spartans rank 304th (4.5).
- Michigan State ranks 11th in assists per game (17.2) while Nebraska ranks 240th (12.3).