Michigan State vs. Nebraska - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-8) at Michigan State Spartans (16-3)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm (Breslin Center)
The Line: Michigan State Spartans -14.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Nebraska Cornhuskers and Michigan State Spartans play Wednesday at the Breslin Center.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 74.6 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 66.9 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Andrew White is averaging 17.5 points and 6.3 rebounds while Shavon Shields is averaging 15.4 points and 3.1 assists. Tai Webster is grabbing 3.8 rebounds and Glynn Watson Jr. is dishing 2.6 assists. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 71.1 percent from the free throw line. Nebraska is allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.4 turnovers per game. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have lost 10 of their last 12 road games.
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The Michigan State Spartans haven’t lost three straight since February of 2013. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 78.9 points on 48.6 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Denzel Valentine is averaging 17.9 points and 6.6 assists while Bryn Forbes is averaging 13.6 points and 2.3 rebounds. Eron Harris is dishing two assists and Matt Costello is grabbing 7.8 rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.2 percent from the free throw line. MSU is allowing 28.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 9.2 turnovers per game. The Michigan State Spartans have won 15 of their last 19 home games.
The Cornhuskers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Spartans are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
Nebraska has been trash on the road for quite some time and simply doesn't have the offense to hang with the Spartans. This is the game where Michigan State gets back on track. I like the Spartans in a blowout.