Nebraska vs. Michigan Basketball: Big Ten Preview & Picks

Posted by: Mike Davis
Nebraska vs. Michigan Basketball Big Ten Picks

The year’s NCAA basketball betting action continues this Thursday night with an intriguing Nebraska vs. Michigan basketball contest. The Cornhuskers had a great start to the season but quickly fell apart by 7 straight losses. The Wolverines on the other hand, will be looking to prove that they are in fact the 9th best program in the nation this evening. So which team gets the edge this Thursday night? Let’s take a look at tonight’s NCAA sports betting odds to find out.

Nebraska vs. Michigan Basketball – Thursday, February 28th   

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan


Stream: Watch ESPN

NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:

Nebraska +12 (-110)) 130½ (-110) +575
Michigan -12 (-110) 130½ (-110) -850
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Nebraska Cornhuskers          

Tim Miles - Nebraska vs. Michigan BasketballThe Cornhuskers enter tonight’s Big Ten matchup sporting a 15-13 record on the season. Clearly Nebraska is not having the season they were hoping for. Moreover, the team is having an even worse time in the conference seeing as how they’re 5-12 in conference play this season. Considering they’re facing one of the better teams out of the Big Ten this evening, it’s clear that Nebraska is headed for another loss. Unsurprisingly, tonight’s NCAA basketball betting odds are siding against Nebraska decisively. So should we expect a blowout on the court tonight? The odds are expecting a 12 point blowout here but things might not be so lopsided. This is because Nebraska is averaging 71.9 points per game and giving up 64.5. The Wolverines on the other hand are putting up 70.3 per game but are giving up a slim 58.4.

Players to Watch: James Palmer Jr. (18.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.2 apg), Isaac Copeland Jr. (14.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.1 apg), and Glynn Watson Jr. (12.4 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.9 apg).

Michigan Wolverines   

John Beilein - Nebraska vs. Michigan BasketballThe Wolverines pounce into this evening’s matchup sporting a 24-4 record. And with a 13-4 record in conference play this season, Michigan currently ranks 3rd overall in the Big Ten. At the present time, Michigan is only 1 game behind Michigan State and Purdue, who are tied for the lead in the conference. With that in mind, it’s unquestionably clear that Michigan has plenty of motivation to get this home win tonight. So far this season, the Wolverines are 16-1 at home so it’s looking like they have nothing to worry about tonight. Furthermore, Michigan is 9-1 in their last 10 versus Cornhuskers so March Madness betting players should have no problem predicting this contest.

Players to Watch: Ignas Brazdeikis (14.4 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 0.9 apg), Jordan Poole (13.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Charles Matthews (12.8 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.4 apg).

Nebraska vs. Michigan Basketball Betting Predictions


  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 4 of Nebraska’s last 5 games when playing Michigan
  • Nebraska is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing Michigan
  • Nebraska is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Michigan
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of Michigan’s last 5 games at home
  • Michigan is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home
  • Michigan is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home

Nebraska vs. Michigan Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Nebraska vs. Michigan basketball matchup? All in all, Michigan is the only way to bet here. The money line is a bit lopsided so rack up some value by making a teaser tonight. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 77-69 Nebraska.