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Nebraska vs Michigan Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds & Picks

We hesitate to call Nebraska and No. 3 Michigan rivals in 2022, but they do share the same conference. The pair will rekindle said rivalry in Week 11 when the Cornhuskers head to the Big House to take on the undefeated Wolverines in a Big Ten matchup.

Nebraska is 3-6 (2-4 Big Ten) and without much guidance since firing coach Scott Frost in September. The Cornhuskers are on a three-game losing streak and woefully underprepared to take on the juggernaut that is Michigan. The question is, can Nebraska cover the 29½-point spread?

Michael Barrett #23 of the Michigan Wolverines
Michael Barrett #23 of the Michigan Wolverines | Rich schultz/getty images/afp

Let’s check the latest college football odds, stats, injury reports, and college football lines for Nebraska vs Michigan. We’ve plenty of NCAA football odds for you to consider.

Nebraska: Unwinnable Fight

Stranger things have happened than a 3-6 team beating a top-ranked school. But we can’t reasonably expect such an outcome to occur. The Cornhuskers are a decent team full of many hard-working young players. But they will get crushed on Saturday by John Harbaugh’s freight train.

While Michigan leads the nation in several categories on both sides of the ball, Nebraska’s offense and defense rank outside the top 80. But we’re not even going to focus on that. We know that Michigan is better. But, we do want to look at a few small things that Nebraska does wrong that might cost the team a chance to cover.

Nothing hurts an against-the-spread (ATS) win record like turning the ball over or missing kicks. Nebraska does both very poorly. The Cornhuskers average 2.0 giveaways on offense per game and rank 123rd in an interception thrown percentage (4.80). Nebraska also has a terrible field goal conversion percentage of 75.0.

If the Cornhuskers can’t do the little things right, there is no chance at victory and a slim shot at covering a 29½-point spread.

Michigan Fighting for CFP Berth

For the first time since the rankings were released, the Wolverines are among the top 4 teams to take part in the College Football Playoff. A spot they would like to hold on to at least up until game day against Ohio State. This does create a potential for Michigan to look past Nebraska with its sights set on their next two games against No. 21 Illinois and No. 2 Ohio State.

But we don’t see that happening. Michigan is just too good to blow it against what is shaping up to be a relatively poor Nebraska roster. The two teams hardly compare.

Michigan is loaded with weapons on offense and defense, including a potential Heisman Trophy winner in running back Blake Corum. The emerging star ranks fifth in the nation in yards (1,187) and is tied for first in touchdowns (16) with Pitt’s Israel Abanikanda. QB J.J. McCarthy is also having a breakout season with 1,615 yards, 12 touchdowns, and just two interceptions.

On defense, the Wolverines rank second in points per game allowed and lead the nation in yards (242.4). There is not much they don’t do well or great, and we don’t see an upset in the cards for Nebraska.

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Nebraska vs Michigan Head-to-Head

Saturday will mark the 7th time these teams face off, with the series split 3-3. The Wolverines are on a two-game winning streak dating back to 2018. Nebraska beat Michigan at the Big House in 2013 as 6½-point underdogs.

Nebraska vs Michigan Game Information

  • Game: Nebraska vs Michigan
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 12, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Nebraska vs Michigan Live Stream: ESPN

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Nebraska vs Michigan Picks & Prediction

The spread is vast for this Big Ten showdown, but Michigan is in the perfect spot to cover. The Wolverines are highly motivated to show the world they belong in the CFP and won’t let up on Nebraska. Michigan has covered three times this season as favorites of 26 points or more and has no problem blowing the doors off lesser teams. They beat Connecticut by 59 and Colorado State by 44 earlier in the season. Last week, they smoked Rutgers by 35.

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