Michigan State at Nebraska 1/17/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

On Thursday, the No. 6 ranked Michigan State Spartans will visit Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska to play the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a Big Ten showdown. The Spartans improved to 15-2 on the season and 6-0 in Big Ten play with 71-56 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions on Sunday. Michigan State was led by Nick Ward with 15 points and 11 boards. The Spartans out rebounded Penn State 41-28.

Nebraska improved to 13-4 on the season and 3-3 in Big Ten action following its 66-51 win on the road in Indiana on Monday night. Glynn Watson Jr. led the Cornhuskers in the win with 15 points, while Isaiah Copeland chipped in with 14.
Cassius Winston leads the Spartans in scoring and assists with averages of 17.6 points and 7.4 assists per game. The leading rebounder is Kenny Goins with an average of 9.4 per game. Nick Ward is the second leading scorer with an average of 16.6 points per game. The Spartans are shooting 50.5% from the field and 39.8% from 3-point territory.

James Palmer Jr. leads Nebraska in scoring with an average of 19.0 points per game. Three other Cornhuskers are scoring in double figures. Isaiah Roby leads in rebounding with an average of 6.4 per game. Glynn Watson Jr. is the assists leader with an average of 3.9 per game. The Cornhuskers are shooting 47.3% from the field and 36.4% from 3-point territory.

Michigan State’s Nick Ward and Cassius Winston more than offset Nebraska’s James Palmer Jr. and Glynn Watson Jr. Michigan State has covered the number in each of its last 4 on the road, each of its last 5 following a win ATS and in 13 of its last 16 overall. Final Score Prediction, Michigan State Spartans win and cover ATS 78-70.

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