Thursday, January 9, 2014
Michigan at Nebraska Breakdown & Prediction
Time: 9PM ET
Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena
Records: Michigan 10-4, 2-0 Big Ten; Nebraska 8-6, 0-2
Michigan stat leaders: Points – Nik Stauskas (17.8 ppg); Rebounds – Jon Horford (5.2 rpg); Assists – Stauskas (3.6 apg); Steals – Robinson III/Caris LeVert (1.1 spg).
Nebraska stat leaders: Points – Terran Petteway (17.3 ppg); Rebounds – Leslee Smith (6.5 rpg); Assists – Tai Webster (2.5 apg); Steals – David Rivers (1.4 spg).
Current Streaks: Michigan W4, Nebraska L3
Point Spread: Michigan -3.5
Prediction: Michigan has come out strong to start conference play and the team seems to be settling in despite the loss of Mitch McGary. Nebraska has a few respectable wins at home this season, so the Cornhuskers aren’t going to go down lightly, but I feel like the Wolverines grew a lot from their win at Minnesota last week. Obviously there is always the potential for a loss here if Michigan shoots the ball poorly, but I think they will shoot well from the outside and continue to look inside to Horford as he develops a bigger presence in the offense. Michigan will pick up another win on the road tonight. Michigan 72, Nebraska 65