Nebraska vs. Michigan State - 11/7/15 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Michigan State Spartans (8-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-6)
College Football: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +5.5 -- Over/Under: 58 See the Latest Odds
The Michigan State Spartans and Nebraska Cornhuskers play Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The Michigan State Spartans look to remain undefeated by picking up their eighth straight road win. Connor Cook is completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 2,070 yards, 17 touchdowns and two interceptions. Cook has seven touchdown passes in his last three games. Aaron Burbridge and Macgarrett Kings Jr. have combined for 1,135 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while R.J. Shelton has 27 receptions. The Michigan State Spartans ground game is averaging 155 yards per contest, and LJ Scott leads the way with 502 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, MSU is allowing 22.1 points and 356.5 yards per game. Riley Bullough leads the Spartans with 67 tackles, Montae Nicholson has two interceptions and Shilique Calhoun has eight sacks. Drake Martinez and Jack Allen are questionable.
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The Nebraska Cornhuskers need to win out if they’re going to reach their eighth straight bowl game. Ryker Fyfe is completing 61.8 percent of his passes for 440 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is questionable with a foot injury. Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have combined for 1,221 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Alonzo Moore has 17 receptions. The Nebraska Cornhuskers ground game is averaging 169.3 yards per contest, and Terrell Newby leads the way with 697 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Nebraska is allowing 28.1 points and 424.3 yards per game. Byerson Cockrell leads the Cornhuskers with 51 tackles, Nate Gerry has three interceptions and Freedom Akinmoladun has 4.5 sacks. Alonzo Moore and Jonathan Rose are questionable while De'Mornay Pierson-El is doubtful.
The Spartans are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games in November and 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Th Cornhuskers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games in November. The Spartans are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
Nebraska is just way too inconsistent to back, especially against one of the better teams in the country. While I don't think Michigan State is unbeatable, this is simply isn't enough points for me to back the home team. I like the Spartans to win by at least a touchdown due to more balance on both sides of the ball.