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Michigan Wolverines at Nebraska Cornhuskers Betting Preview

08 October 2021

The Michigan Wolverines are back in the Top 10, and now it's up to John Harbaugh and his program to stay there. Michigan travels to Nebraska on Saturday night for a matchup with the Cornhuskers in a highly-anticipated Big Ten Conference game.

Michigan comes into this game with a perfect 5-0 record, but they have picked up four of their wins at home. The Wolverines did upset the Wisconsin Badgers in Week 5, and that should give them some momentum for this game.

Nebraska has gone 3-3 so far this season, and they have been an extremely tough team to figure out. The Cornhuskers are playing their best football of the season, but they will have to be at their best to keep this game close.

The Michigan Wolverines are 3.5-point betting favorites over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in this Big Ten Conference matchup.

Michigan Running Over Opponents

Michigan comes into this game averaging 255 rushing yards per game, and they just continue to overwhelm their opponents. The Wolverines are led by running back Zach Charbonnet, and he should have a solid game against Nebraska.

All eyes will continue to be on quarterback Cade McNamara as the Wolverines will need to throw the ball well in this one. McNamara has thrown for 731 yards this season, but it's going to take some deep balls to keep the defense honest.

The Wolverines are also allowing just 13 points per game this season, and they shut down a solid Wisconsin team a season ago. There don't appear to be any holes on this roster, but this will be a tough environment.

Defense Dominating For Nebraska

Nebraska is another team that has been getting great work from its defense this season as they are allowing just 15.5 points per game. The Cornhuskers can't afford for this game to turn into a shootout, and that unit has to make some big plays.

Quarterback Adrian Martinez has continued to put up some big numbers in leading the Nebraska offense, but he will have the full attention of Michigan in this game. Martinez has thrown for over 1,400 yards this season while also racking up 400 yards on the ground.

There is a reason that Nebraska has gone just 3-3 so far this season, but they have the talent to be much better.

Nebraska Stuns the Wolverines

Things have been going well for Michigan all season long, but this is not going to be a fun atmosphere to deal with. The Nebraska faithful have been looking for a sign that the program is ready to be elite again, and a win on Saturday night would be a big sign.

Michigan has been putting up some huge offensive numbers all season long, but they are facing a defense that has been playing well. It will be the defense of Nebraska that sets the tone in this game and turns it into an absolute battle.

The home crowd will play a role on Saturday night as Nebraska gets a late score to take control. Bet the Nebraska Cornhuskers moneyline as they stun the Michigan Wolverines and pick up a win in Big Ten Conference action.

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