At the beginning of the college basketball season the Nebraska Cornhuskers were looking good as gold to make March Madness. But as it turned out, they had many more Miles to go than they realized. Head coach Tim Miles went from hero to zero after a brutal reality check in Big Ten Conference play. On the other hand, the Michigan Wolverines have been a national contender all season. Maize and Blue backers enjoy a defense that is a major college basketball betting line asset. Of great concern for the M Men is an offense that is below average.
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Michigan Wolverines
Date and Time: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Crisler Arena, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG:
|Nebraska||+11½ (-110)||130 (-110)|
|Michigan||-11½ (-110)||130 (-110)|
Nebraska vs. Michigan TV Coverage: ESPN
Late trends indicate that Nebraska is in complete and total free fall. NU has covered just one of their last 10 games with six of their last nine going under the total. Offensively the Huskers have been a disaster with a national ranking of 206th for scoring. Counter to that is a solid defense ranked 29th for points allowed. Owing to that is a record of 15-13 straight up, 13-13-1 against the spread, and 11-15 under the total.
Balanced against that is Michigan’s maintenance of profitability. The Maize and Blue have paid in six of their last nine outings. Seven of their last ten games have gone under the total. Concurrently Michigan ranks 247th for scoring offense but third for points allowed. As a result, the M Men are 24-4 straight up, 15-13 vs, the odds, and 10-17 under the total. Following Sunday’s home loss to Michigan State the Wolverines are now third in the Big Ten Conference.
Important Names on Court
In sum the trio of Ignas Brazdeikis, Jordan Poole and Charles Matthews lead Michigan. All three average 12.8 points per game or better. While James Palmer Jr tries to carry NU with 18.9 points per outing.
Stats to Consider
On the whole Nebraska has not held their own as a road dog with the college basketball betting line. Just thee payouts in their last seven as away pups has turned off gamblers. Five of their last eight in that role went under the total. Contrarily Michigan has emerged as a highly profitable play laying points at Crisler Arena. Six payouts in their last seven as home chalks have impressed college hoops handicappers. Eight of Michigan’s last ten in that situation went under the total.
Team vs. Team
Michigan has been the superior NCAA Basketball value in their series with Nebraska. Consider Nebraska has paid in just two of their last seven games with the Maize and Blue. Four of the last five between these teams went over the total. And at Crisler Arena the M Men have paid in two of their last three against Big Red. Three of the last four in this matchup at Michigan went under the total.
Matchup to Watch
On the whole Michigan has vast matchup advantages with the college basketball betting line. Of great concern is the utter collapse of the Nebraska program under Miles.
Nebraska vs. Michigan NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
In sum its, Hail to Michigan in this one!
Nebraska vs. Michigan NCAA Betting Online Pick: Michigan Wolverines
Nebraska vs. Michigan NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Michigan 79, Nebraska 68
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