Nebraska vs. Michigan - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-22) at Michigan Wolverines (18-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm (Crisler Center)
The Line: Michigan Wolverines -16.5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-22, 2-16 CONF) and the Michigan Wolverines (18-11, 9-9 CONF) will meet on Thursday, March 5th for a Big Ten Conference matchup at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, MI. The game will be played at 6:30 PM eastern time.
Nebraska is coming off an 81-76 home overtime loss to Northwestern in their last game. Nebraska, to put it lightly, has been the ugly duckling of the Big Ten conference this season. Nebraska has now lost fourteen straight games, as their season just gets worse and worse each game. Michigan is ranked #25 in the country and is coming off a 77-63 road loss to Ohio State in their last game. Michigan has now dropped back-to-back games.
Nebraska scores 70.3 points per game on 41.2 percent field goal shooting this season. Nebraska’s leading scorer is G Haanir Cheatham, who scores 12.6 points per game. The leading rebounder for Nebraska is F Yvan Ouedraogo, who earns 6.6 rebounds per game. Nebraska allows 76.6 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a -6.3 scoring differential so far this season. Nebraska also earns 35.2 rebounds, 14.1 assists, 2.5 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game as a team.
Michigan scores 75.0 points per game on 46.2 percent field goal shooting this season. Michigan’s leading scorer is G Zavier Simpson, who scores 13.0 points per game. The leading rebounder for Michigan is C Jon Teske, who earns 6.9 rebounds per game. Michigan allows 68.1 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a +6.9 scoring differential so far this season. Michigan also earns 36.5 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 4.6 blocks, and 5.3 steals per game as a team.
Nebraska is 13-16 against the spread this season and 3-7 against the spread in their last ten games. Nebraska is also 7-3 against the spread on the road so far this season. Michigan is 16-13 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Michigan is also 8-7 against the spread at home so far this season.
Michigan is favorited by a lot here but I think it is for good reason. Nebraska has been terrible, but especially on the road. Michigan cannot afford to win squeakers against teams like Nebraska at home, so I think they pick up a 20+ point victory in this one.