Michigan State vs. Nebraska odds, line: College basketball picks, predictions from model on 22-8 roll

Off to a fast start in conference play, the Michigan State Spartans (15-2, 6-0) might find the going a bit tougher on the road when they visit the Nebraska Cornhuskers (13-4, 3-3). Tipoff is Thursday at 8 p.m. ET at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. The Cornhuskers are two-point favorites in the latest Michigan State vs. Nebraska odds, while the over-under for total points scored is 146. Before making any Michigan State vs. Nebraska picks of your own, be sure to check out the top college basketball predictions from SportsLine's proven computer model.

This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, has raked in the winnings for those following its picks. Over the past two years, the SportsLine Projection Model has returned over $5,200 to $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks. And in Week 11 of the 2018-19 college basketball season it is on a strong 22-8 run on all its top-rated plays. Anybody who has been following it is way up. 

Now the model has dialed in on Michigan State vs. Nebraska. We can tell you it is leaning over, and it also has locked in an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 50 percent of simulations. That one is only available at SportsLine. 

The model has taken the Spartans' fast start to the conference season into account. They have won 10 in a row, averaging 83.7 points during that stretch, and are 4-1 on the road this season. Michigan State's last loss was at Louisville during the ACC/Big Ten Challenge in November.

Michigan State is 4-0 against the spread in its past four road games versus a team with a home winning percentage greater than .600. The Spartans are 6-0 against the spread in their past six games following a straight-up win. 

But just because Michigan State is coming in hot doesn't mean it will cover the spread Thursday.

Nebraska is 9-0 at home, including 2-0 Big Ten games, and is 6-1 against the spread on its home court. The Cornhuskers also have a modest two-game winning streak, including a 66-51 win at Indiana on Monday. 

James Palmer Jr. leads Nebraska in scoring, averaging 19 points. Three other players are also averaging double-figures, including Isaac Copeland Jr. (14.3 points), Glynn Watson Jr. (13.5) and Isaiah Roby (11.3). 

The trends also seem to be working in the Cornhuskers' favor, as they are 8-1 against the spread in their past nine home games versus a team with a winning road record and are 22-5 against the spread in their past 27 games following a straight-up win. The over is 4-1 in Nebraska's past five overall.

Who wins Michigan State vs. Nebraska? And which side of the spread can you bank on in over 50 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Michigan State vs. Nebraska spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up more than $5,200 on its college basketball picks the past two years, and find out.

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