Michigan State vs Nebraska Prediction and Promo: Get $150 if MSU Wins

Tyson Walker moves the ball against Nebraska during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.
Tyson Walker moves the ball against Nebraska during the first half, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. /

The Spartans have a strong chance to shoot up the Big Ten standings with a pair of wins to close out the season, and you can cash in on the fun starting tonight!

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I have a prediction for this game you’ll want to hang around to read, but first, don’t miss out on how to claim this limited-time offer from DraftKings.

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Once you’ve completed the four steps listed above, your next step is to figure out how you want to play your risk-free bet.

If you’re leaning toward betting on your favorite team to help secure your bonus cash, I don’t blame you.

Allow me to explain why that’s a solid idea.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Prediction

These teams met earlier this season in East Lansing and the Spartans pulled away thanks to a dominant first-half defensive performance, leading 39-17 at the break on the way to a 74-56 win.

Expecting a repeat performance is a lot to ask considering the Cornhuskers are 11-3 at home and Michigan State is just 4-6 on the road.

While you can’t bank on another blowout win for the Spartans, betting on the total might be a smart play.

With the total score over/under listed at 139 points, I have to take the under here, and not only because these teams combined for just 130 points in their last meeting.

Michigan State (140th) and Nebraska (282nd!!!) are not the best teams when it comes to offensive efficiency. When you couple that with the fact that both of these teams rank inside the top 140 in defensive efficiency, it’s easy to see how this game could be low-scoring.

If you want to pick a side for this game, too, I’d go with the Spartans’ moneyline at -180 odds. The Cornhuskers have won four straight games at home, but are a much worse offensive team than the Spartans.

If this game is close late, I could see Michigan State having a much easier time pulling away. MSU shoots 38.5% from beyond the arc and 76.5% from the charity stripe, compared to 31.7% 3-point shooting and 63.7% free-throw shooting from Nebraska.

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