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    On Saturday at 12:00 PM ET, the Michigan State Spartans (2-6) will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-3).

    The Cornhuskers are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-3), versus the Spartans. The over/under for this matchup is 34.5 points.

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    Game Info for Nebraska vs. Michigan State

    • Game Day: Saturday, November 4, 2023
    • Game Time: 12:00 PM ET
    • TV Channel: Fox Sports 1
    • Location: East Lansing, Michigan
    • Stadium: Spartan Stadium
    Nebraska vs Michigan State Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Nebraska -3 -110 -110 34.5 -110 -110 -151 +126

    Nebraska Pick Insights

    • Nebraska has posted a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • Nebraska has a 1-2 record against the spread when favored by 3 points or more this season.
    • Three of Nebraska’s eight games with a set total have hit the over (37.5%).

    Nebraska Stats & Insights

    • Nebraska owns the 13th-best defense this season in terms of total yards (298.8 yards allowed per game), but ranks 21st-worst offensively (322.4 yards per game).
    • While Nebraska ranks 19th-worst in the FBS in scoring offense with 20.3 points per game, it’s been a different story on the other side of the ball, as the defense ranks 21st-best (18.6 points per game allowed).
    • Nebraska has been a bottom-25 pass offense this season, ranking fourth-worst with 132.3 passing yards per contest. The Ddfensive unit is ranked 59th in the FBS (219.8 passing yards allowed per game).
    • On the defensive side of the ball, Nebraska has been a top-25 unit in terms of rushing yards, ranking sixth-best by allowing only 79 per game. The Cornhuskers rank 26th on offense (190.1 rushing yards per game).
    • Nebraska ranks 82nd in third-down efficiency (38%) on offense and 55th in third-down percentage allowed (36.7%) on defense this year.
    • With 10 forced turnovers (78th in the FBS) against 16 turnovers committed (118th in the FBS), Nebraska’s -6 turnover margin is the 15th-worst in college football.

    Nebraska’s Best Players

    • Heinrich Haarberg leads Nebraska with 838 yards (104.8 ypg) on 64-of-124 passing with seven touchdowns and four interceptions this season. He also has 446 rushing yards on 104 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
    • Anthony Grant has been handed the ball 76 times this year and racked up 320 yards (40 per game) with three touchdowns.
    • Billy Kemp IV’s leads his squad with 216 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 21 receptions (out of 37 targets) and scored one touchdown.
    • Thomas Fidone II has put together a 176-yard season so far with four touchdowns, hauling in 16 passes on 29 targets.
    • Marcus Washington’s eight grabs have turned into 176 yards.
    • Jimari Butler leads the team with five sacks, and also has three TFL and 18 tackles.
    • Nebraska’s tackle leader, Isaac Gifford, has 45 tackles, three TFL, 0.5 sacks, and one interception this year.
    • Tommi Hill has a team-high three interceptions to go along with five tackles and four passes defended.

    Michigan State Betting Insights

    • Michigan State has a 4-4-0 record against the spread this season.
    • In games it has played as at least 3-point underdogs this year, Michigan State is 2-4 against the spread.
    • In Michigan State’s eight games with a set total, four have hit the over (50%).

    Michigan State Pick Insights

    • Michigan State’s offense has been a bottom-25 unit in total offense this season, generating 322.9 total yards per game, which ranks 22nd-worst in the FBS. On defense, it ranks 55th with 360.1 total yards surrendered per contest.
    • Michigan State has not been getting things done offensively, ranking seventh-worst in the FBS with 18 points per game. It has been better on defense, allowing 27.8 points per contest (84th-ranked).
    • Michigan State ranks 87th in the FBS with 214.1 passing yards per contest on offense, and it ranks 77th with 234 passing yards ceded per contest on defense.
    • Michigan State’s running game has been sputtering, ranking 19th-worst in the FBS with 108.8 rushing yards per game. It has been more effective defensively, giving up 126.1 rushing yards per contest (44th-ranked).
    • Michigan State’s third-down defense has been leading the way for the team, as it ranks 17th-best in the FBS with a 31.4% third-down conversion rate allowed. In terms of offense, it is putting up a 35.5% third-down rate, which ranks 98th.
    • Michigan State has forced 12 turnovers this season and have turned it over 19 times, leading to a -7 turnover margin that is 10th-worst in the FBS.

    Michigan State’s Best Players

    • Noah Kim leads Michigan State with 1,090 yards on 91-of-161 passing with six touchdowns compared to six interceptions this season.
    • Nathan Carter is his team’s leading rusher with 141 carries for 609 yards, or 76.1 per game. He’s found paydirt four times on the ground, as well.
    • Jalen Berger has piled up 25 carries and totaled 93 yards with one touchdown.
    • Montorie Foster has racked up 342 receiving yards on 29 catches to pace his team so far this season while scoring one touchdown as a receiver.
    • Tre Mosley has collected 288 receiving yards (36 yards per game) and two touchdowns on 28 receptions.
    • Jaron Glover has racked up 261 reciving yards (32.6 ypg) this season.
    • Aaron Brule has three sacks to pace the team, and also has five TFL and 37 tackles.
    • Cal Haladay is the team’s tackle leader this year. He’s totaled 57 tackles, five TFL, one sack, and one interception.
    • Jaden Mangham has a team-high three interceptions to go along with 27 tackles and three passes defended.
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