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No. 2 Michigan to Get First ATS Win vs Nebraska

The Michigan Wolverines will aim to stay undefeated with another dominant defensive performance against a Nebraska Cornhuskers team that’s been up and down this season. Nebraska is 2-2 overall and 0-1 in Big Ten play while the Wolverines (4-0) are 1-0 in the conference. The Cornhuskers will try to make it a game, but Michigan at Nebraska college football picks have the Wolverines as heavy a favorite.

Michigan Perfect Overall, Winless ATS

The No. 2-ranked Wolverines have remained undefeated in NCAA football 2023 with continued strong performances on defense.

No. 2 Michigan to Get First ATS Win vs Nebraska
No. 2 Michigan to Get First ATS Win vs Nebraska

Michigan leads the nation in points and is third in yards allowed, not yet letting an opponent reach double digits with teams averaging 5.8 points and 231 yards against it.

The Wolverines have been especially strong on the ground, keeping teams to 80 rushing yards a game at 2.8 yards per rush.

Michigan will look to have another strong game defensively and cover the spread for the first time when it faces Nebraska on Saturday.

Nebraska Finds Strength on the Ground

The Cornhuskers have been inconsistent offensively, but their ground game has stayed strong through four games.

Though Nebraska averaged 318 yards in two losses and 400.5 yards in its wins, its ground game is leading the Big Ten with 234.8 rushing yards this season.

Though quarterback Heinrich Haarberg leads the ‘Huskers with 272 rushing yards and two scores, running back Anthony Grant has been strong as well with 208 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

With Nebraska’s air attack still appearing to find its footing, it will need to rely on its solid ground game once more against a strong Michigan team.

Michigan vs Nebraska Best Bet

Since Michigan is such a heavy favorite against Nebraska, according to the sportsbook, any moneyline online betting wouldn’t be worthy of a wager. Instead, one of the college football best bets is betting the spread, where the Wolverines are a 17-point favorite.

The Wolverines are off to a hot start, with their defense dominating each opponent. Michigan should do so again against an inconsistent Nebraska team. The Cornhuskers have gotten success from the ground game, but with that being where Michigan has thrived most, Nebraska is likely to run into trouble.

Michigan has also been strong offensively behind the play of quarterback JJ McCarthy and running back Blake Corum. With Nebraska having more issues slowing opposing passing attacks, the Wolverines should put up some points in the matchup Saturday.

Michigan has not covered in any of its games yet this season, but that should change in its meeting with Nebraska.

College Football Pick: Michigan Wolverines -17 (-110)

Michigan vs Nebraska Betting Lines

Michigan vs Nebraska Game Information

  • Game: Michigan (4-0) vs Nebraska (2-2)
  • Location: Memorial Stadium (Lincoln, NE)
  • Day/Time: Saturday, Sept, 30, 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Michigan vs Nebraska Live Stream: ESPN


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