The Friday sports card features action in college basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.
The college basketball card tips off at noon PM ET, with North Texas visiting Rice as a 7-point favorite with the total set at 136 (all odds from BetOnline
The nationally-televised college basketball card begins at 6:30 PM ET, with Richmond hosting Saint Louis on ESPN2. The Spiders are 10-4 after their 79-56 victory at Saint Joseph’s as a 13-point favorite on Tuesday. The Billikens lost two of their last three to fall to 7-2 after their 76-71 upset loss to Dayton on Saturday as a 9-point favorite. Richmond is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 146.5.
Buffalo plays at home against Ohio on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Buffaloes improved to 6-5 with their 92-77 win against Eastern Michigan as a 10.5-point favorite last Thursday. The Bobcats have won five of their last seven games to improve to 9-6 with their 81-58 victory against Western Michigan as a 1.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Buffalo is a 2.5-point favorite with the total at 159.5.
Coastal Carolina travels to Georgia Southern on ESPN at 8:30 PM ET. The Chanticleers, 11-3, have won four of their last five games after their 70-65 victory against Troy as a 10-point favorite on Saturday. The Eagles fell to 10-7 after their 62-48 loss at South Alabama as a 2-point underdog on Saturday. Coastal Carolina is a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 140.
Illinois plays at home against Iowa on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Fighting Illini are 10-5 after their 79-65 win against Penn State as a 9.5-point favorite on January 19th. The Hawkeyes, 12-5, had their five-game winning streak snapped last Thursday in an 81-69 upset loss to Indiana as a 10.5-point favorite. Illinois is a 1.5-point favorite, with the total at 163.5.
Wright State is home against Robert Morris on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. The Raiders, 11-4, won their third straight game with their 100-72 victory at IUPUI as a 15.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Colonials fell to 3-7 with their fourth straight loss on Saturday with a 79-74 upset loss to Northern Kentucky as a 1.5-point favorite. Wright State is a 16.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145.
Colorado State hosts Boise State on FS1 at 11 PM ET. The Rams, 12-3, have won six of their last seven games after they upset the Broncos, 78-58, on Wednesday as a 3-point underdog. Boise State fell to 12-2. Colorado State is a 1-point favorite with the total at 145.
Cal-State Bakersfield played at home against Cal-State Fullerton on ESPNU at 11 PM ET. The Roadrunners, 10-5, had their six-game winning streak end on Saturday in a 70-63 loss to UC-Irvine as a 3-point underdog. They dropped to 4-5 with their 76-53 loss to Hawai’i as a 2.5-point underdog on Saturday. Cal-State Bakersfield is an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 130.5.
There are ten games on the NBA schedule with a nationally-televised doubleheader on ESPN. Milwaukee visits New Orleans at 7:35 PM ET. The Bucks are 11-6 with two straight wins after their 115-108 win at Toronto as a 6-point favorite on Wednesday. The Pelicans ended their three-game losing streak to improve to 6-10 with their 124-106 win against Washington as an 8-point favorite on Wednesday. Milwaukee is a 7-point road favorite with the total set at 229.
Utah plays at home against Dallas in the nightcap on ESPN at 10:05 PM ET. The Jazz, 14-4, won their tenth in a row with their 116-104 win against the Mavericks as a 1.5-point favorite on Wednesday. Dallas has lost three games in a row to drop to 8-10.
There is only one game in the NHL on Friday, with Columbus visits Chicago at 8 PM ET. The Blue Jackets have won two of their last three games after they defeated Florida in a shootout, 3-2, on Thursday. The Blackhawks look to rebound from a 2-1 loss at Nashville. Columbus is a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.