Michigan Wolverines vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers Basketball Bets to Make

Posted by: Charlie Smith
College Basketball Preview and Odds Michigan Wolverines vs Nebraska Conrhuskers

There are plenty of interesting basketball bets to be made on this evening’s college basketball action. But out of all the high profile matches of the evening, players might want to pay special attention to the Michigan Wolverines vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers matchup. The reason being, this might just be the most competitive matchup of the night. Other contests like Georgia Tech vs. Virginia or Gonzaga taking on Saint Mary’s feature much more lopsided odds. Don’t believe me? Take a look at what online sportsbooks have put together.

Michigan Wolverines vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers – Thurs., Jan. 18th

When: 9:00 pm ET

Where: Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska


Stream: Watch ESPN

Sports Parlay Odds:

Michigan Wolverines -3 ½ (-110)     132 ½ (-110)   -170

Nebraska Cornhuskers +3 ½ (-110)            132 ½ (-110)   +150

Michigan Wolverines

The Wolverines charge into this evening’s Big Ten matchup flashing a 16-4 record that ranks them 3rd overall in the conference. All in all, the Wolverines have suffered 2 losses against unranked opponents. This has sportsbook players wondering if this team is national title contender. However, the AP still feels that Michigan is a Top 25 team in the nation, and the Wolverines will have an opportunity to live up to that hype this evening.

The Cornhuskers aren’t exactly a nationally ranked opponent, but they still represent a noteworthy challenge. Correspondingly, Michigan is 3-1 in their last 4 matchups. Specifically, the Wolverines ride in on a 3-game win streak and the sports parlay odds predict that Michigan will keep that streak alive this evening.

Unsurprisingly, Michigan enters this evening’s matchup with a statistical advantage. Specifically, the Wolverines average 76.3 points to Nebraska’s 73.5. At the same time, the Cornhuskers allow 70.3 points per game while Michigan only gives up 62.8 per outing. Is this slight advantage enough to overcome the hungry Cornhuskers?

Nebraska Cornhuskers

The Cornhuskers husk their way into this matchup with a 13-7 record that ranks them 6th overall in the Big Ten conference. As aforementioned, Nebraska represents a sizable threat due to the fact that the Cornhuskers have already upset some big names this season. Explicitly, Nebraska has toppled the Kansas Jayhawks and the Purdue Boilermakers already this season and Michigan doesn’t exactly measure up to both of those clubs.

That said, the Cornhuskers have also suffered some losses against some pretty weak clubs, so it seems that inconsistency is a hallmark of Nebraska this season. In the same fashion, Nebraska is 3-2 in their last 5 matchups. So what basketball bets should players place on this evening’s Michigan Wolverines vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers matchup?

Considering the long list of upsets Nebraska has delivered, putting some small action on the Cornhuskers wouldn’t be a terrible idea. Likewise, Nebraska has a pretty good 12-6 against the spread record, which is equally good at home since they’re 7-4 ATS on home court. On the other hand, the Wolverines haven’t had too much luck against the spread on the road this season as they’re 4-3. Neither team has had success against the over/under line this season, so you’re going to want to stick to the spread or the money line tonight.