A matchup of college football juggernauts this weekend, as Nebraska (+4.5) takes on Michigan State. Both teams are looking to build their identity. Michigan State goes into this matchup undefeated, while Nebraska is simply looking to have a winning record.
Michigan State has demonstrated an ability to run the football this season by ranking in the Top 10 in rush offense. On the flip side, Nebraska’s quarterback Adrian Martinez has accounted for the third highest yardage total of any college football athlete.
The theme of college football so far this season has been defense. In support of this trend, the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Nebraska’s last 6 games. Nebraska is also 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games.
Meanwhile, the total has gone OVER in 5 of Michigan State’s last 6 games. With the game O/U set at 53, it is difficult to project the scoring total since both teams are showing different tendencies against the over/under this season.
Look for Michigan State running back Kenneth Walker III to have another breakout game after putting up 172 rushing yards last weekend against the Miami Hurricanes. Spartan quarterback Payton Thorne should also continue to impress, as he is averaging 9.4 yards per passing attempt this season.
Whenever we expect a close matchup, we jump on the underdog, so we are rolling with Nebraska (+4.5) in this Big 10 showdown.