Big Ten foes match up on Wednesday evening with the Nebraska Cornhuskers (11-13) playing the Michigan Wolverines (13-10). The Wolverines are currently in third place in the Big Ten standings. Meanwhile, the Cornhuskers sit in the 12th spot. Michigan has dominated the all-time series against Nebraska, owning a 21-3 record, including a seven-game win streak.
Tip-off from Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor is set for 6:30 p.m. ET. The Wolverines are 11-point favorites in the latest Nebraska vs. Michigan odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 137.5. Before locking in any Michigan vs. Nebraska picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine's proven computer model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Michigan vs. Nebraska and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Nebraska vs. Michigan:
- Nebraska vs. Michigan spread: Wolverines -11
- Nebraska vs. Michigan over/under: 137.5 points
- Nebraska vs. Michigan money line: Wolverines -650, Cornhuskers +460
- NEB: The Cornhuskers are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games
- MICH: The Wolverines are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games
- Nebraska vs. Michigan picks: See picks at SportsLine
Why Michigan can cover
Sophomore guard Kobe Bufkin has been an athletic and productive scorer in the backcourt. Bufkin utilizes his speed and burst to get past defenders and into the lane consistently. The Michigan native has a nose for steals and is tied for eighth in the Big Ten in steals (1.39 per game) with 12.2 points and 3.0 assists per game. On Jan. 2, he amassed 15 points, 12 rebounds, and eight assists.
Freshman guard Dug McDaniel is a smooth facilitator who has a solid court vision. McDaniel looks to penetrate the lane to dump it off to a teammate or use his effective floater. The D.C. native is putting up 6.9 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. He's dished out at least five assists in eight matchups thus far this season.
Why Nebraska can cover
Senior forward Derrick Walker is an impactful player in multiple aspects on the floor. Walker likes to play downhill and attack the lane offensively to score or assist. The Missouri native is also relentless on the glass. Walker averages 13.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. On Jan. 21, he notched 20 points, six rebounds, and six assists.
Senior guard Sam Griesel has been an active presence for the Cornhuskers. Grisel has a knack for steals while scanning the floor to find open teammates. The Nebraska native is seventh in the conference in steals (1.4) with 11.3 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per contest. He amassed at least 15 points in six outings thus far. On Jan. 31, Grisel dropped 21 points, six rebounds, and two assists.
How to make Michigan vs. Nebraska picks
SportsLine's model is leaning Over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 140 points. It also says one side of the spread hits over 50% of the time. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Nebraska vs. Michigan? And which side of the spread hits over 50% of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $1,000 on its top-rated college basketball spread picks, and find out.