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Posted on Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 12:49 p.m.

Oddsmaker explains movement in point spread for Nebraska-Michigan game

By Staff


Quarterback Taylor Martinez and Nebraska come to Ann Arbor as slight underdogs against the Michigan football team.

Associated Press

The last time the Nebraska football team visited Michigan Stadium the Cornhuskers upset the Wolverines, 25-13.

Nebraska returns Saturday to Ann Arbor in its first season as a Big Ten Conference member, and the Cornhuskers are 3.5-point underdogs Saturday (Noon, ESPN).

Michigan and Nebraska both sport 8-2 records, 4-2 in the Big Ten. Bodog Sportsbook director Richard Gardner outlined the point spread in an email for

“This week's Michigan line opened with them as a 4-point favorite at home hosting Nebraska. When we opened the line we saw significant sharp action come in on Nebraska +4, so we moved the line to Nebraska +3.5, and that is where the line sits now. At the current line of Michigan +3.5 we are seeing about 40% of the action on them. If this trend of betting Nebraska continues, we could see the line moving to Michigan +3 by kickoff.”

What do you think?



Thu, Nov 17, 2011 : 10:01 p.m.

I do not care who is Favored. Let the best team long as it is Michigan! Play tough and Go Blue!