Michigan Football vs Nebraska odds and prediction for Week 6

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Michigan football will face its second straight road game this weekend at Nebraska and here are the odds, as well as a prediction for the Wolverines and Huskers. 

Both Michigan football and Nebraska are coming off impressive wins last Saturday. The Wolverines won in Madison for the first time in 20 years, while Nebraska manhandled Northwestern and looked absolutely dominant in doing so.

Now, looking back, both Wisconsin and Northwestern don’t look as good as once thought this season. But the Badgers defense is still loaded and winning at Camp Randall is never easy.

This will only be the second meeting between Jim Harbaugh and Scott Forst. The last game was a beatdown in favor of the Wolverines in Ann Arbor and this will be Michigan’s first trip to Lincoln since 2012.

We’ll break down the matchup and offer a prediction down below, but first, let’s look at the odds for Michigan and Nebraska on Saturday.

Michigan Football vs Nebraska odds Week 6

The Week 6 betting odds WynnBET have Michigan football listed as a three-point favorite over Nebraska with an over/under of 52.5 points.

Michigan Football vs Nebraska Prediction Week 6

The fanbase is flying high after a huge win that pushed the Wolverines into the top 10 for the first time in two years but this game is going to be just as dangerous, if not more so.

Nebraska is in search of a defining moment under Scott Frost and knocking off a top-10 team at home, on national TV would certainly count.

And don’t scoff at the Huskers 3-3 record. If it wasn’t for one of the worst punts you’ve ever seen, which allowed Michigan State to scored a game-tying touchdown on a punt return in East Lansing, two weeks ago, the Huskers could be 4-2. Should be 5-1 because they could have easily beaten Illinois and had a legit shot at beating Oklahoma if not for two missed field goals.

Adrian Martinez is probably the best dual-threat quarterback in the Big Ten. He’s thrown for 1,467 yards and six touchdowns, as well as rushing for 399 yards and nine scores — both of which lead the team.

The Huskers average over 500 yards of total offense and surrender a little more than 320 to opposing offenses and they’re 13th in scoring defense nationally at 15.5 per game.

But the Huskers also have their warts. They have a hard time finishing off games and their offensive line has given up a lot of sacks and pressure which should have Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo licking their chops.

The running game will be key and of course, Cade McNamara will need to remain poised and unlike Saturday, he needs to hit more of the open chances for big plays. He missed a few guys against Wisconsin which would have meant game over much sooner.

I don’t know if this is even a trap game, Nebraska is a damn good team and after the emotional high of last week’s win, this is a huge challenge.

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But Michigan passes the test, just barely and we are predicting a Wolverines win by three points right on the dot, 27-24.

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