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Michigan vs Nebraska Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 6
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Michigan vs Nebraska Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 6

by Ryan BurksOctober 8, 2021
  • Look for a tight battle between two legendary college football programs
  • The upset bid from Nebraska will fall short as Michigan picks up another win
  • Offenses take control of this game on Saturday night

The Michigan Wolverines are back in the Top 10 and they will look to stay there when they travel to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers on Saturday night. The Big Ten Conference is loaded with some terrific teams, and that has made for some great football games.

Michigan has stormed out to a 5-0 record this season, but they have yet to pick up a win over a ranked team. Nebraska isn’t ranked either, but this would be a significant road win for the Wolverines.

The Nebraska Cornhuskers are just 3-3 on the year, and this team has been incredibly difficult to figure out. Nebraska has a bad loss to Illinois on its resume, but has also played a pair of Top 10 teams close.

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

  • Spread: Michigan Wolverines -3.5
  • MoneyLine: Michigan -170 Nebraska +145
  • Total: 50.5

All odds listed are courtesy of PointsBet.

Michigan vs Nebraska Prediction: Spread

Even though Michigan is a Top 10 team this season, they are only 3.5-point favorites on the road at Nebraska. The oddsmakers are giving Nebraska plenty of respect for a 3-3 team, but home field advantage could play a role in this matchup.

Nebraska has the talent to keep this game close on Saturday night, but they also have proven to shoot themselves in the foot and make some big mistakes. Michigan has had that same problem over the last few seasons, but that hasn’t happened in 2021.

Michigan is going to take control of this game at some point, but it might not be until late. The Wolverines simply have too much talent and they will find a way to cover this spread while moving to 6-0.

  • Free Prediction: Michigan Wolverines -3.5

Michigan vs Nebraska Prediction: MoneyLine

This 2021 college football season has already been filled with upsets, and Nebraska will be looking for one of its own on Saturday night. The Cornhuskers will get a massive boost from playing at home, but they are also playing a team that is on a mission.

Michigan has been waiting for years for a season like this, and it finally feels like it is all coming together. There is a chance for this to be a trap-like game for the Wolverines, but they won’t let that happen this time around.

There isn’t a ton of value taking Nebraska at +145, and going with Michigan at -170 is still a solid play. Bet on the Wolverines to take care of business over the Cornhuskers.

  • Free Prediction: Michigan Wolverines -170

Michigan vs Nebraska Prediction: Total

Both teams come into this matchup allowing less than 16 points per game, but don’t expect this to turn into a defensive slugfest. Each team loves to take some shots down the field, and both Michigan and Nebraska can really run the football.

The Cornhuskers aren’t going to be able to win this game with their defense, and they are going to have to try to play fast. This strategy could work for a bit in terms of keeping it close, but it’s also going to have a huge impact on the total.

Michigan just scored 38 points on a great defensive team in Wisconsin, and it’s hard to see them scoring less than 20 points in this game. Nebraska will do some damage behind Taylor Martinez as well, and this point total might be closer to 60 than 50.

  • Free Prediction: Over 50.5

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About The Author
Ryan Burks
Ryan has been writing sports betting content and industry news pieces for more than 3 years. He stays on top of all of the latest industry news as well as providing sports betting strategy articles and opinion pieces. Ryan is a former college basketball player and someone that continues to participate in sports to this day. He is a die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks and also roots for the Fighting Illini. Ryan currently resides in Illinois.