Michigan State vs Nebraska Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Tuesday, January 3, 2023

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The Michigan State Spartans (9-4, 1-1 Big Ten) will look to extend a four-game winning streak when hosting the Nebraska Cornhuskers (8-6, 1-2 Big Ten) on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. This matchup is at 7:00 PM ET.

Michigan State is a healthy 7.5-point favorite against Nebraska when the Spartans take the court against the Cornhuskers on Tuesday. The game’s point total is 132.5.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Odds

Point Spread for Michigan State vs. Nebraska

The spread for this matchup is set at 7.5 points, with bookmakers listing Michigan State as the favorite.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Michigan State has -311 odds to pick up the win, while Nebraska is listed at +246 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
  • Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
  • Arena: Jack Breslin Students Events Center

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Betting Trends

Michigan State has played 13 games, with six wins against the spread. The Spartans have been victorious in seven of the 10 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Michigan State’s games this year have hit the over 50% of the time (seven out of 14 games with a set point total).

Nebraska is 6-8-0 against the spread this year. The Cornhuskers have compiled a 2-6 record in games they were listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 25% of those games). Nebraska’s games this year have hit the over three times in 14 opportunities (21.4%).

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Michigan State vs. Nebraska Key Players to Watch

Michigan State

A.J Hoggard leads the Spartans at 6.2 assists per contest, while also putting up 4.1 rebounds and 12.5 points. Joey Hauser is tops on the Spartans with 14.1 points per game and 7.5 rebounds, while also averaging 2.5 assists. Tyson Walker averages 13.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists per contest, shooting 42.8% from the floor and 36.4% from downtown with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game. Mady Sissoko is posting 6.7 points, 0.8 assists and 6.5 rebounds per game.


Juwan Gary is putting up 9.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game, making 42.5% of his shots from the floor. Sam Griesel is registering a team-high 4.4 assists per game. He’s also producing 10.7 points and 5.5 rebounds, making 45.2% of his shots from the field. The Cornhuskers receive 9.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game from Emmanuel Bandoumel. Derrick Walker tops the Cornhuskers in scoring (13.6 points per game) and rebounding (8.1), and posts 2.7 assists. He also posts 0.7 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Michigan State Spartans

Michigan State covered 12 times in 23 games with a spread in conference play last season. The Spartans are 199th in college basketball with 71.0 points per game this year. At the other end of the court, they rank 121st with 66.5 points allowed per contest. Michigan State is grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game (124th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing 31.3 rebounds per contest (192nd-ranked).

Michigan State is sinking 7.5 three-pointers per game (183rd-ranked in college basketball) this season, while sporting a 38.0% three-point percentage (34th-ranked). With 7.7 treys conceded per game, the Spartans rank 246th in the nation. They are allowing a 31.0% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 95th in college basketball.

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What you need to know about the Nebraska Cornhuskers

At 68.1 points scored per game and 64.8 points conceded, the Cornhuskers are 282nd in the nation on offense and 82nd defensively. In 2022-23, Nebraska is 61st in the nation in rebounds (35.5 per game) and 214th in rebounds conceded (31.6).

Beyond the arc, Nebraska is 269th in college basketball in 3-pointers made per game (6.6). It is 325th in 3-point percentage at 30.2%. The Cornhuskers give up 8.1 3-pointers per game and concede 32.1% from beyond the arc, ranking 276th and 142nd, respectively, in the nation.

Michigan State vs. Nebraska Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this game is Michigan State, and we project that Nebraska will cover the spread (Michigan State -7.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 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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