The Nebraska Cornhuskers are most certainly not going to dance this March, but all they want right now is a win – against anyone. The Cornhuskers will look to end a lengthy winless run this Thursday when they hit Ann Arbor for a date with the Michigan Wolverines (+3900 to win the national title), who are also on a skid themselves.
Betting Preview for the Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Michigan Wolverines NCAA College Basketball Game on March 5 2020
Where: Crisler Center, Ann Arbor
When: Thursday, March 5, 2020, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: ESPN
Betting on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (7-22 Overall / 2-16 Conference)
The Cornhuskers can’t wait for their season to end so they could just hit the reset button and assess their program. The Cornhuskers are in the midst of a lengthy losing skid that has hit 14 games after absorbing a tough 81-76 overtime loss at home to the Northwestern Wildcats last Sunday. It’s easy to see why Nebraska lost that game. The Cornhuskers went just 8 of 30 from the free-throw line, while Northwestern hit 15 of their 20 takes from the foul line. Nebraska is simply awful all season long at the charity stripe, where they are shooting just 58.6 percent. In their 79-68 home loss to Michigan last January, the Cornhuskers hit seven of their 12 attempts from the FT line. Knowing how bad they are in converting freebies, the Cornhuskers could just try their luck from deep just as they did in the Wildcats game when they hit 12 threes on 32 attempts. They also had nine treys on 21 attempts in the loss to Michigan.
The Cornhuskers, who are draining 8.1 threes per game, have seen the total go under in two of their last three outings.
Betting on the Michigan Wolverines (18-11 Overall / 9-9 Conference)
After collecting five straight wins, the Wolverines have found themselves stumbling of late, having lost both of their last two games. First, they were subdued by the Wisconsin Badgers at home late last month, then were beaten for the second time this season by the Ohio State Buckeyes last Sunday, 77-63, in Columbus. Michigan got hurt by the Buckeyes’ shooting from deep, as Ohio State made it rain with 11 threes to just seven by the Wolverines, who also just shot 44.6 percent from the field. The hope for Michigan is that it’s going to pick up its offense again in the rematch against Nebraska. For one, the Cornhuskers’ defense is among the worst in the Big Ten. Nebraska is 13th in the conference in terms of defensive efficiency, as it is allowing 107.1 points per 100 possessions to opponents. The Cornhuskers are also 316th nationally with 76.6 points allowed per contest. Michigan shot 50 percent from the field and outrebounded Nebraska, 41-27, back in January.
The Wolverines are 2-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last three games.
Michigan wins, 80-63.
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