The Thursday sports card features action in college basketball, the NBA, the NHL, and the English Premier League.
The college basketball card tips off at 5 PM ET, with USC hosting Oregon State on ESPNU. The Trojans, 12-3, have won seven of their last eight games with their 76-68 victory at California as an 8.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Beavers, 8-5, have won three in a row with their 76-64 upset win at Oregon as a 9-point underdog on Saturday. USC is a 12-point favorite with the total set at 136 (all odds from BetOnline
Winthrop plays at home against UNC-Asheville on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Eagles remained unbeaten at 15-0 in their last game on January 20th, with their 78-66 win at Presbyterian as a 16-point favorite. The Bulldogs, 9-8, lost their third in a row after getting upset at Radford, 73-63, as a 3.5-point favorite on Monday. Winthrop is a 12-point favorite with an over/under at 153.
Rutgers plays at home against Michigan State on FS1 at 7 PM ET. The Scarlet Knights, 8-6, snapped their five-game losing streak on Sunday with their 74-70 upset win at Indiana as a 6.5-point underdog. The Spartans, 8-4, take the court for the first time since January 8th when they were upset at home to Purdue, 55-54, as a 6-point favorite. Rutgers is a 3-point favorite with a total of 142.
Louisiana Tech visits Southern Mississippi on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Bulldogs, 12-5, won their fourth game in their last five contests after their 73-55 victory at UTEP as a 1.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Golden Eagles fell to 7-8 on Saturday with a 78-72 loss at UTSA as a 5.5-point underdog. Louisiana Tech is a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 131.5.
SMU is at home against Memphis on ESPN2 at 8 PM ET. The Tigers improved their record to 9-5 on Tuesday when they defeated the Mustangs, 76-72, as a 2.5-point home favorite. SMU, 8-3, is a 3-point favorite with the total at 142 in this rematch.
Houston visits Tulane on ESPN at 9 PM ET. The Cougars are 13-1 with six straight wins after their 68-51 victory at Temple as a 12.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Green Wave, 6-4, have lost three of their last four contests after they lost at home to the Owls, 65-57, as a 1-point underdog back on January 16th. Houston is a 17.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 127.
San Diego State hosts Wyoming on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Aztecs improved their record to 11-4 with their 91-59 victory at Air Force as a 16.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Cowboys are 10-5 with three straight wins after their 93-88 victory at Nevada as a 4.5-point underdog on Sunday. San Diego State is a 16-point favorite with the total at 142.
Belmont visits Austin Peay on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. The Bruins are 16-1 with thirteen straight victories after their 114-62 win against SIU-Edwardsville as a 17-point favorite on Saturday. The Governors fell to 8-5 with their 76-70 upset loss to Jacksonville State as a 4-point favorite on Saturday. Belmont is a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 152.
Arizona is at home against Stanford on ESPN2 at 10 PM ET. The Wildcats, 12-3, won their third straight game on Monday with their 80-67 victory against Arizona State as a 4.5-point favorite. The Cardinal improved to 9-5 when they upset UCLA, 73-72, as a 6-point underdog. Arizona is a 7.5-point favorite, with the total set at 143.5.
Arizona State plays at home against California on FS1 at 11 PM ET. The Sun Devils have lost six in a row to fall to 4-8 with their loss at Arizona on Monday. The Golden Bears, 7-10, have lost two in a row after their 76-68 loss to USC as an 8.5-point underdog on Friday. Arizona State is an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 144.
Fresno State hosts New Mexico on the CBS Sports Network at 11 PM ET. The Bulldogs fell to 5-6 with their third straight loss last Wednesday in a 73-51 loss at Boise State as an 11.5-point underdog. The Lobos have lost three of four to fall to 5-9 with their 83-71 upset loss to San Jose State as a 9.5-point favorite on Saturday. Fresno State is a 6.5-point favorite, with the total at 135.
The NBA has four games on tap, including a doubleheader on TNT. Houston plays at home against Portland at 7:35 PM ET. The Rockets, 7-9, won their third in a row with their 107-88 win against Washington as a 3-point favorite on Tuesday. The Trail Blazers, 9-7, lost their second game in their last three contests on Monday with their 125-122 upset loss to Oklahoma City as a 4.5-point favorite. Houston is a 4-point favorite.
The nightcap on TNT has Golden State visiting Phoenix at 10:05 PM ET. The Warriors raised their record to 10-8 with their 123-111 win against Minnesota as a 9-point favorite on Wednesday. The Suns lost their third game in a row to fall to 8-8 with their 102-97 upset loss to Oklahoma City as an 8-point favorite last night.
The NHL has 14 games on the Thursday schedule. Seven games begin the card at 7 PM ET, with two games finishing it up at 10 PM ET. None of these games are on national television.
Matchweek 20 in the English Premier League concludes at 3 PM ET with Liverpool visiting Tottenham on the NBC Sports Network. The reigning EPL champions are a -0.25 goal line road favorite with the total set at 2.75.