Michigan State at Nebraska Prediction - Basketball Picks 2/28/23
Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-14) vs Michigan State Spartans (17-11)
Game Info: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)
Betting Odds: Nebraska Cornhuskers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Michigan State Spartans will play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten game on Tuesday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Michigan State Preview
The Michigan State Spartans are 17-11 (9-8) this season after they lost to Iowa in overtime by a score of 112-106. Michigan State shot 59.3% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 69.8 points per game, 67 points against per game, 36 rebounds per game, and 14.8 assists per game. Tyson Walker has led the Spartans this season with 14.6 points per game, 2.8 assists per game, and 2.4 rebounds per game. Michigan State is shooting 44.9% from the field, 76.5% on free throws, and 38.5% on three pointers this year.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers are 15-14 (8-10) this season after they defeated Minnesota by a score of 78-67 in their last game. Nebraska shot 49.2% from the field and forced 19 turnovers in the win. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 67.3 points per game, 69 points against per game, 34.9 rebounds per game, and 12.9 assists per game. Derrick Walker has led the Cornhuskers this season with 13.9 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game, and 3.7 assists per game. Nebraska is shooting 45.3% from the field, 63.7% on free throws, and 31.7% on three pointers this year.
Michigan State is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 road games. The over is 6-2 in Michigan State’s last 8 road games. Nebraska is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games. The over is 5-0 in Nebraska’s last 5 games. The favorite is 7-3 ATS in these two teams last 10 head to head meetings.
Michigan State has lost two of their last three games and they let a win slip away at Iowa on Saturday. Nebraska has won four games in a row and is playing their best basketball of the season. Nebraska is actually the better shooting team and they have scored at least 70 points in five straight games. I think Michigan State is going to come out slow in this game after the collapse against Iowa and I like Nebraska to keep this game close.