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College Football Betting Preview: Michigan Wolverines vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers
September 30, 2023
The Michigan Wolverines are one of the best teams in college football this season as they are ranked 2
in both the AP and Coaches Poll while the Nebraska Cornhuskers enter this game on a two-game winning streak which includes a 28-14 win at home against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. Will the Wolverines win in a rout on the road or can the Cornhuskers keep the game closer than expected? Let’s take a deeper dive into how these teams are performing this season.
The Michigan Wolverines enter this game ranked 2
in the AP Poll and 2
in the Coaches Poll with a record of 4-0 which includes a 31-7 win at home against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights while the game ended in a push in week 4 of the college football season. Michigan scored 31 points while compiling a total of 415 total yards offensively which included 214 passing yards and 201 rushing yards while allowing 7 points and 257 total yards defensively which included 180 passing yards and 77 rushing yards. J.J. McCarthy led the team in passing, completing 15 of 21 passes for 214 yards and a touchdown while adding 51 rushing yards. Blake Corum led the team in rushing with 21 carries for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Colston Loveland led the team in receiving, catching five of six targets for 75 yards.
Nebraska enters this game with a record of 2-2 which includes a 28-14 win at home against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs while failing to cover the 20.5-point spread as a home favorite in week 4 of the college football season. The Cornhuskers scored 28 points while compiling a total of 419 total yards offensively which included 107 passing yards and 312 rushing yards while allowing 14 points and 338 total yards defensively which included 292 passing yards and 46 rushing yards. Heinrich Haarberg led the team in passing, completing 8 of 17 targets for 107 yards and a touchdown while also leading the team in rushing with 157 rushing yards and a touchdown. Billy Kemp IV led the team in receiving, catching five of eight targets for 62 yards.
BookMaker has the Michigan Wolverines listed as 18-point favorites on the road against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday afternoon in week 5 of the college football season. Michigan has won six of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row while winning by an average margin of 9.8 points per game over the last ten and 26.67 points per game over the last three games in the series. Michigan is 0-3-1 ATS overall, 0-3-1 ATS as a favorite, and 0-0-1 ATS in conference games this season while the Nebraska Cornhuskers are 2-2 ATS overall, 1-1 ATS at home, 1-1 ATS as an underdog, and 1-0 ATS in conference games on the year.
Michigan is the better team this season and has been the better team in the series, winning six of the last ten including the previous three matchups in a row. The Wolverines have won by an average margin of 25.67 points per game over the last three games in the series. However, the Cornhuskers have been the better team at covering the spread this season going 2-2 ATS overall while the Wolverines are 0-3-1 ATS overall. I look for the Wolverines to get the win, however, I am taking the Nebraska Cornhuskers +18 at home on Saturday afternoon in week 5 of the college football season on BookMaker.
Spooky Express Pick: Nebraska Cornhuskers +18
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