Michigan State vs Nebraska Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, February 28, 2023

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The Nebraska Cornhuskers (15-14, 8-10 Big Ten) will welcome in the Michigan State Spartans (17-11, 9-8 Big Ten) after victories in four home games in a row. It begins at 9:00 PM ET on Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

Michigan State is a 4.5-point favorite against Nebraska when the Spartans face off against the Cornhuskers on Tuesday. The matchup has a point total of 139.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Odds

Point Spread for Michigan State vs. Nebraska

The spread for this matchup is set at 4.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Michigan State as the favorite.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Michigan State has -198 odds to pick up the win, while Nebraska is listed at +167 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 139 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
  • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: Big Ten Network
  • Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Arena: Pinnacle Bank Arena

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Betting Trends

Michigan State has played 28 games, with 14 wins against the spread. The Spartans have been favorites in 17 games this season and have come away with the win 14 times (82.4%) in those contests. Michigan State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 48.3% of the time (14 out of 29 games with a set point total).

Nebraska is 12-17-0 against the spread this season. The Cornhuskers have won seven of the 21 games they were the moneyline underdog this season (33.3%). Nebraska’s games this year have gone over the point total 12 times in 29 opportunities (41.4%).

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Michigan State vs. Nebraska Key Players to Watch

Michigan State

A.J Hoggard is tops on the Spartans at 5.8 assists per game, while also averaging 3.8 rebounds and 12.3 points. Joey Hauser is tops on the Spartans at 7 rebounds per game, while also averaging 1.9 assists and 13.9 points. Tyson Walker is tops on the Spartans at 14.6 points per contest, while also averaging 2.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds. Jaden posts 9.2 points, 4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest. At the other end, he delivers 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.


Sam Griesel is posting a team-best 3.9 assists per contest. And he is contributing 11.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, making 44.7% of his shots from the field. Derrick Walker is No. 1 on the Cornhuskers in scoring (13.9 points per game) and rebounding (7.2), and puts up 3.7 assists. He also puts up 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocked shots. Keisei Tominaga gets the Cornhuskers 12.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists per contest. He also delivers 0.6 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. C.J. Wilcher is averaging 8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest, making 39.4% of his shots from the field and 31.7% from beyond the arc, with 1.3 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State is 9-8-0 ATS in conference games this season. This season, the Spartans are posting 69.8 points per game (225th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 67 points per contest (89th-ranked). Michigan State ranks 134th in college basketball with 32.5 rebounds per game this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 155th with 30.6 rebounds allowed per game.

In home games, the Spartans are scoring 1.7 more points per game (69.6) than they are when playing on the road (67.9). Michigan State is draining 7.2 three-pointers per game this year (205th-ranked in college basketball), and it has a 38.5% three-point percentage (14th-best). The Spartans rank 23rd-best in the country by allowing a three-point shooting percentage of 30.4% to opponents. They rank 115th in college basketball by surrendering 6.7 treys per contest.

The Spartans have gone 5-5 over their past 10 games, with a 4-6 record against the spread in that span. Five of Michigan State’s past 10 outings have hit the over. On the offensive side of the ball, Michigan State has picked up its output slightly over its last 10 games, scoring 70.1 points per contest over that span as opposed to the 69.8 it has racked up over the course of this season. Michigan State’s points-allowed average over its last 10 games (69.8) is 2.8 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (67).

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What you need to know about the Nebraska Cornhuskers

Nebraska is 8-10-0 ATS in conference games this year. On offense the Cornhuskers are the 295th-ranked team in the country (67.3 points per game). On defense they are 153rd (69 points conceded per game). Nebraska collects 32.3 rebounds per game and give up 33 boards, ranking 147th and 296th, respectively, in college basketball.

In 2022-23 the Cornhuskers are averaging 6.7 more points per game at home (71.1) than on the road (64.4). In 2022-23, Nebraska is 284th in the country in 3-point makes (6.4 per game) and 311th in 3-point percentage (31.7%). The Cornhuskers give up 8.7 3-pointers per game and concede 33.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 331st and 136th, respectively, in the country.

The Cornhuskers have a 5-5 record against the spread while going 5-5 overall over their past 10 games. Eight of Nebraska’s last 10 outings have hit the over. Nebraska has played better offensively in its past 10 games, generating 69.4 points per contest, 2.1 more than its season average of 67.3. The Cornhuskers are ceding 73.2 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 4.2 more points than they are allowing for the season (69).

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Michigan State, and we project that Michigan State will cover the spread (Michigan State -4.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 139 points.

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How to bet Michigan State vs. Nebraska

You can bet on Michigan State vs. Nebraska at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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