Undefeated Michigan State didn’t get into the Top 4 of the College Football Playoff rankings even though rival Ohio State did. It sort of makes no sense. Ohio State’s most impressive win came against Virginia Tech. Michigan State’s most impressive win came against Oregon. The Spartans can’t let a team like Nebraska stand in its way of climbing into the Top 4. The college football week 10 spread favors the Spartans by 5.5-points to beat the Cornhuskers.
A Closer Look At How To Bet the #6 Michigan State Spartans vs Nebraska Cornhuskers College Football Week 10 5.5-Point Spread
What: No. 6 Michigan State Spartans (8-0) at Nebraska Cornhuskers (3-6)
When: Saturday, November 7, 2015
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Lincoln, NE
Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Weather: 51° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Michigan State -5.5
Moneyline: Michigan State -222 vs Nebraska +180
Game Total: 58.5
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Why Bet On #7 Michigan State (-5.5) to Beat Nebraska
Things are so bad for Coach Mike Riley and Nebraska that someone, a Nebraska fan most likely, offered to sell Riley on Craigslist. When college football fans start posting you up for sale on Craigslist, things are bad.
No joke: Mike Riley listed for sale in 'pets' section on Craigslist https://t.co/ylkWyHnoDC
— CSNNW (@CSNNW) November 4, 2015
The worst part about Nebraska’s team is that the defensive unit that used to be the heart of the program has become a mess. Opponents average 28 points and 424.3 yards against the Cornhusker D. Michigan State averages 413.8 yards and 33.4 points per game against opposing defenses. The Spartans should easily score over 30 in this matchup.
Why Bet On Nebraska to Beat #7 Michigan State (-5.5)
Nebraska is the type of team that really steps it up at home. They don’t always win, but they do play well in home games.
The Cornhuskers lost 28 to 33 to a very good BYU team in Week 1. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill played for most of that game. Nebraska lost 21 to 23 to Wisconsin at home as a +2.5 point home dog. The Cornhuskers covered the spread in that game. They also lost 28 to 30 to Northwestern at home.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) October 31, 2015
Nebraska shouldn’t win this game. But, the Cornhuskers have the ability to make it extremely close. That won’t bode well for Michigan State’s chances of jumping into the Top 4 or even moving up in the rankings before their showdown with Ohio State. Expect Michigan State to pull out a squeaker. My final score prediction is Michigan State 30, Nebraska 27.