The Wednesday sports card features action in NCAA college basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.
The college basketball card tips off at 4 PM ET with UConn visiting Providence on FS1 at 4 PM ET. The Huskies, 8-4, have lost three of their last four games after their 80-73 loss to Seton Hall as a 1.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Friars, 9-10, have dropped seven of nine after their 92-81 loss to St. John’s as a 2-point favorite on Saturday. UConn is a 2-point road favorite with the total set at 133 (all odds from BetOnline
UNC-Greensboro plays at home against Furman on ESPNU at 5 PM ET. The Spartans, 13-6, ended their seven-game winning streak on Monday in a 68-49 loss at Furman as a 4-point underdog. The Paladins have won two of three to improve to 12-6. UNC-Greensboro is a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 141.5.
Houston travels to South Florida on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Cougars are ranked 8th in the Associated Press poll with a 16-2 record. They have won nine of their last ten with their 112-46 win against Our Lady of the Lake on Saturday. The Bulls, 7-5, return to the court for the first time since January 9th, when they won at East Carolina, 69-63, as a 1-point favorite. Houston is an 11.5-point road favorite with the total at 128.5.
Drake plays at home against Northern Iowa on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Bulldogs, 18-1, lost their first game of the season on Sunday in their 74-57 upset loss at Valparaiso as a 13-point favorite. The Panthers raised their record to 6-12 on Sunday with a 70-67 win against Indiana State as a 3-point favorite. Drake is a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 143.5.
Tennessee is at home against Georgia at 8 PM ET on ESPN2. The Volunteers are ranked 16th by the AP with a 13-4 record. They have won three of four with their 82-71 win at Kentucky as a 3.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Bulldogs, 12-6, won their third straight game on Saturday with their 73-70 win against Vanderbilt as a 4.5-point favorite. Tennessee is a 12.5-point favorite, with the total at 140.5.
Villanova hosts Marquette on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Wildcats are ranked fifth in the nation by the AP with a 12-2 record. They defeated Georgetown, 84-74, as a 13.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Golden Eagles, 9-10, lost their fourth game in their last five on Saturday in a 71-68 loss as a 5-point underdog to Creighton. Villanova is a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5.
Saint Louis plays at home against Rhode Island on the CBS Sports Network at 9 PM ET. The Billikens improved to 8-3 with a 70-59 win against St. Bonaventure as a 4.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Rams, 9-11, lost their third straight game on Saturday to UMass, 75-63, as a 10-point favorite. Saint Louis is an 8-point favorite with the total at 138.
Mississippi State is at home against LSU on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. The Bulldogs improved to 11-9 on Saturday with their 75-59 upset win at South Carolina as a 3-point underdog. The Tigers, 11-6, lost their fourth game in their last five with their 98-60 loss as an 8.5-point underdog last Wednesday. Mississippi State is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 146.
San Diego State hosts San Jose State on the CBS Sports Network at 11 PM ET. The Aztecs, 14-4, won their fifth in a row with their 85-54 victory against the Spartans as a 27.5-point favorite on Monday. San Jose State dropped to 5-12 with the loss that ended their three-game winning streak. San Diego State is a 28.5-point favorite with the total set at 144.
There are nine games on the NBA docket with a doubleheader on ESPN. Dallas is at home against Atlanta on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET. The Mavericks won their third game in their last four on Monday with their 127-122 win against Minnesota as a 10-point favorite. The Hawks snapped their three-game losing streak on Saturday with a 132-121 upset win against Toronto as a 1.5-point underdog. Dallas is a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 233.
Milwaukee travels to Phoenix in the nightcap on ESPN at 10 PM ET. The Bucks have won five in a row with their 125-112 win at Denver as a 2-point favorite on Monday. The Suns won their sixth game in their last seven with a 119-113 win against Cleveland as a 5.5-point favorite on Monday.
Two games are on the NHL slate, with Boston visiting the New York Rangers on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Bruins won their seventh game in their last eight with their 2-1 win on Friday against Philadelphia. The Rangers had their two-game winning streak end on Monday in a 2-0 loss at home to the New York Islanders.