Nebraska vs. Michigan betting trends: Wolverines favored in B1G matchup

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan is expected to win in a game between two fringe Big Ten competitors.

Two struggling Big Ten programs with proud traditions look to get back on the right track Saturday, as Michigan hosts Nebraska.

Michigan opened as a 6.5-point favorite, and that line has slightly moved even further towards the Wolverines, who are now 7-point favorites. The over/under opened at 58 points, and depending on the bookie you can get it either there or at 57.5.

In their last 12 road games, Nebraska has struggled against the spread, with a 2-9-1 record. Michigan, meanwhile, has done well at home, covering the spread five out of their last six games in Ann Arbor.

In their past 19 games as a road underdog, Nebraska is 2-17 straight up. The Wolverines, meanwhile, have won 10 straight conference home games. The last time they lost in Big Ten play at the Big House? November 2010, to a top-10 Wisconsin team.

As a new Big Ten team, Nebraska and Michigan have not faced each other much -- in fact, just eight times ever and three times since 1987. In those three games, Nebraska has covered the spread twice -- both in Cornhusker wins. The game has also gone over two of the three times.

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