Nebraska Cornhuskers

NEB

Nebraska Cornhuskers

3-8

20

23

MSU

Michigan State Spartans

9-2

Michigan State Spartans

Media Consensus Picks

92 PicksMoneyline
Michigan State Spartans

MSU

-180

87%

87% predicted the Spartans to win.

106 PicksSpread
Nebraska Cornhuskers

NEB +3.5

-115

21%

21% predicted the Cornhuskers to cover the spread.

42 PicksOver/Under

Under 54.5

-105

57%

57% predicted the score to be under 54.5.

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Nebraska Cornhuskers
NEB
Team Performance
MSU
Michigan State Spartans
Moneyline
3-8 (27%)OverallOverall9-2 (82%)

What National Media Said

69% of national media analysts called the Spartans victory.

Featured National Media Analyst
Kerry Miller

Kerry Miller

Bleacher Report

MSU

Spartans 31, Cornhuskers 20

“We poked a lot of fun at Nebraska after that season-opening loss to Illinois. But if we could take out the 15-minute stretch in which all hell broke loose for a 28-0 run by the Illini, the Cornhuskers would look like a solid team. They easily handled both Fordham and Buffalo, and they gave Oklahoma a run for its money in Norman. Translation: They could absolutely waltz into East Lansing and come away with their first win over a ranked opponent since beating No. 22 Oregon in September 2016. Here's the problem, though. Nebraska's run defense has been just OK thus far, while the Spartans' ground game has been excellent. And Michigan State just proved it can cause problems for a dual-threat guy like Adrian Martinez by holding D'Eriq King to seven rushing yards with two lost fumbles and two interceptions. It might be a close one, but I like Michigan State to improve to 4-0. (And in the "it's never too early to think about" department, I also like Michigan State to enter the showdown with Michigan with a 7-0 record by winning upcoming games against Western Kentucky, Rutgers and Indiana.) ”...

September 23, 2021 via bleacherreport.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Chip Patterson

Chip Patterson

CBS Sports

NEB

September 24, 2021 via gamedaycole.com

Featured National Media Analyst
Nebraska Cornhuskers

NEB +5

September 24, 2021 via gamedaycole.com

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Nebraska Cornhuskers

What Cornhuskers Insiders Said

33% of team insiders called the Spartans victory.

Featured Cornhuskers Insider
Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

The Only Colors

MSU

Michigan State Spartans

MSU -4.5

Over 51.5
“The Nebraska defense is being lauded for its improvement in year four under Coach Frost, but the team is giving up an average of 156.3 ypg on the ground and hasn't faced a RB the likes of KWIII yet. Michigan State has been averaging over 260 ypg and 6.2 ypc against opponents thus far. Walker also leads the nation in rushing. Suddenly coming up with an answer for a RB who can make 20+ yards out of nothing multiple times a game is a tall task for Nebraska on defense, while a defense that can stop the run, including by the QB, on the Spartan side will make it tough for the Huskers who have been run heavy this season. The game may not be high scoring, but Michigan State should handle business in this one and come away with a win without too much trouble.”...

September 20, 2021

Featured Cornhuskers Insider
Nate McHugh

Nate McHugh

Corn Nation

NEB

Nebraska Cornhuskers

NEB +4.5

Under 51.5

September 21, 2021

Featured Cornhuskers Insider
Nathaniel Perlow

Nathaniel Perlow

Corn Nation

NEB

Nebraska Cornhuskers

NEB +4.5

Under 52.5

September 23, 2021

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Michigan State Spartans

What Spartans Insiders Said

100% of team insiders called the Spartans victory.

Featured Spartans Insider
Kevin Knight

Kevin Knight

The Only Colors

MSU

Michigan State Spartans

MSU -4.5

Over 51.5
“The Nebraska defense is being lauded for its improvement in year four under Coach Frost, but the team is giving up an average of 156.3 ypg on the ground and hasn't faced a RB the likes of KWIII yet. Michigan State has been averaging over 260 ypg and 6.2 ypc against opponents thus far. Walker also leads the nation in rushing. Suddenly coming up with an answer for a RB who can make 20+ yards out of nothing multiple times a game is a tall task for Nebraska on defense, while a defense that can stop the run, including by the QB, on the Spartan side will make it tough for the Huskers who have been run heavy this season. The game may not be high scoring, but Michigan State should handle business in this one and come away with a win without too much trouble.”...

September 20, 2021

Featured Spartans Insider
Sean Dwyer

Sean Dwyer

BaconWire

MSU

Michigan State Spartans

MSU -4.5

Over 52.5

September 23, 2021

Featured Spartans Insider
Ryan O'Bleness

Ryan O'Bleness

The Only Colors

MSU

Michigan State Spartans

MSU -4.5

Under 51.5

September 22, 2021

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Top-Ranked Expert Picks

Best performing analysts in each category this season.

Spartans Overall Experts

Selby Lopez

24-9-0 (73%)

MSU

Kevin Knight

25-10-0 (71%)

MSU

Brett Ludwiczak

19-3-0 (86%)

MSU
Spartans Moneyline Experts

Andrew Sheridan

5-0-0 (100%)

MSU

Brendan Moore

6-0-0 (100%)

MSU

Kevin Knight

11-1-0 (92%)

MSU
Spartans Spread Experts

Colby Dant

8-4-0 (67%)

NEB +4.5

Kyle Yost

7-4-0 (64%)

NEB +4.5

Ben Kenney

8-4-0 (67%)

NEB +4.5
Spartans Over/Under Experts

Selby Lopez

8-3-0 (73%)

Under 51.5

Jacob Milham

3-0-0 (100%)

Under 52.5

Jude Seymour

7-4-0 (64%)

Under 54.5
Cornhuskers Overall Experts

Zach Reeder

11-4-0 (73%)

NEB

Michael Miller

9-3-0 (75%)

MSU

Nathan Lawrence

6-0-0 (100%)

MSU
Cornhuskers Moneyline Experts

Drew Hamm

9-1-0 (90%)

MSU

Michael Miller

4-0-0 (100%)

MSU

Nara Weng

7-0-0 (100%)

MSU
Cornhuskers Spread Experts

Colby Dant

8-3-1 (73%)

NEB +4.5

Zach Reeder

4-1-0 (80%)

NEB +4.5

Nathan Lawrence

2-0-0 (100%)

NEB +4.5
Cornhuskers Over/Under Experts

Zach Reeder

5-0-0 (100%)

Under 54.5

Matt Sheehan

2-0-0 (100%)

Under 52.5

Nathan Lawrence

2-0-0 (100%)

Under 52.5

Top-Ranked Staff Consensus Picks

Consensus staff picks from the best performing outlets this season.

ESPN

29-18-0 (62%)

Matchup Performance

MSU (67%)Moneyline
NEB +3.5 (75%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal
The Only Colors

76-63-1 (55%)

Matchup Performance

MSU (100%)Moneyline
NEB -3.5 (0%)Spread
Under 54.5 (75%)Total
Corn Nation

55-50-0 (52%)

Matchup Performance

MSU (40%)Moneyline
NEB +3.5 (75%)Spread
Under 54.5 (75%)Total
USA Today Sports

83-21-0 (80%)

Matchup Performance

MSU (86%)Moneyline
NEB -3.5 (0%)Spread
No O/U PicksTotal