The Thursday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.
The college basketball card tips off at noon ET with Miami (OH) visiting Western Michigan as a 5-point road favorite with the total et at 135 (all odds from BetOnline
The nationally-televised college basketball card begins at 7 PM. Michigan hosts Iowa in a battle of Big Ten teams ranked in the top-ten nationally. The Wolverines are third in the Associated Press poll with a 16-1 record after winning their fifth straight game in a 92-87 victory at Ohio State as a 2-point favorite on Sunday. The AP ranks the Hawkeyes ninth with a 17-6 record with their fourth straight win against Penn State, 74-68, as a 10-point favorite on Sunday. Michigan is a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 155.5.
Houston plays at home against Western Kentucky on ESPN2 at 7 PM ET. The Cougars are ranked 11th in the nation with an 18-3 record. They won their third game in their last four on Sunday with a 90-52 victory against Cincinnati as a 12.5-point favorite. The Hilltoppers, 15-4, won their sixth straight game back on February 13th with an 89-66 win against Rice as a 9.5-point favorite. Houston is an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 136.
Arizona State is at home against Washington on FS1 at 7 PM ET. The Sun Devils, 8-11, defeated the Huskies by a 97-64 score on Tuesday as a 9.5-point favorite. Washington fell to 5-18 with the loss. Arizona State is a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 155.
Gonzaga hosts Santa Clara on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The number one-ranked Bulldogs are a 31-point favorite with a total of 155.
Ohio State visits Michigan State on ESPN at 9 PM ET. The Buckeyes are ranked fourth in the nation with an 18-5 record. Their seven-game winning streak end on Sunday in a 92-87 loss at home to Michigan as a 2-point underdog. The Spartans, 12-9, upset Illinois by an 81-72 score as an 8.5-point underdog on Tuesday. Ohio State is a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145.5.
Colorado is at home against USC on ESPN2 at 9 PM ET. The Buffaloes fell to 17-7 with a 61-57 upset loss at Oregon State as a 5.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Trojans are ranked 19th in the nation with a 19-4 record. They won their eighth of nine games on Monday with their 72-58 win against Oregon as a 3.5-point favorite. Colorado is a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 136.5.
At 9 PM ET, San Diego State hosts Boise State on FS1. The 22nd ranked Aztecs are a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 138. BYU is at home against San Francisco on the CBS Sports Network as a 10-point favorite with the total set at 141.5. Stanford plays at home against Oregon on ESPNU as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 136.5.
At 11 PM ET, Saint Mary’s is at home against Pacific on ESPN2 as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 124. Arizona hosts Washington State on FS1 as a 9-point favorite, with the total at 133.
Six games are on the NBA slate. A doubleheader on TNT begins at 7 PM ET with Dallas playing at Philadelphia. The Mavericks won their sixth of their last seven with a 110-107 upset victory against Boston as a 2.5-point underdog on Monday. The 76ers won their third game in four with a 109-102 win at Toronto as a 2.5-point favorite on Tuesday.
The TNT nightcap at 9:30 PM ET has New Orleans playing at Milwaukee. The Pelicans upset Boston on Sunday, 120-115, as a 2-point underdog. The Bucks won their third straight on Tuesday with a 139-112 victory against Minnesota.
Eleven games are on the NHL docket for Thursday. Seven games begin the card at 7 PM ET. The slate concludes at 10 PM ET with Edmonton playing at Vancouver as a -138 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. None of the games are on national television.