Nebraska vs Michigan State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21

Nebraska vs Michigan State College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/2/21 Photo by Matt Stamey-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State Spartans (6-3) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-6)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm (Pinnacle Bank Arena)

The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers +6.5 -- Over/Under: 152 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Michigan State Spartans and Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Pinnacle Bank Arena.

The Michigan State Spartans need a win here to snap a three-game losing streak. The Michigan State Spartans are averaging 82 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Joey Hauser is averaging 12.1 points and 8.9 rebounds while Aaron Henry is averaging 12 points and 4.9 assists. Rocket Watts is the third double-digit scorer and Gabe Brown is grabbing two rebounds. The Michigan State Spartans are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Michigan State Spartans are allowing 35.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are averaging 81.6 points on 43.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Teddy Allen is averaging 18.3 points and 5.7 rebounds while Dalano Banton is averaging 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Trevor Lakes is the third double-digit scorer and Kobe Webster is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.1 percent from the free throw line. The Nebraska Cornhuskers are allowing 31.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.6 rebounds per game.

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The Spartans are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cornhuskers are 2-11 ATS in their last 13 home games and 5-16 ATS in their last 21 games overall. The under is 17-8-1 in Spartans last 26 road games. The under is 4-1 in Cornhuskers last 5 overall. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Both of these teams are in complete struggle mode and the offense has let them down in big games this season. However, if there was a team of the two we'd expect to turn things around, it would have to be Michigan State. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have had similar issues the last couple of years and they've been a team we've blindly faded the last few seasons. Michigan State should get the job done here.

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Randy’s Pick Michigan State Spartans -6.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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