The Thursday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, and NCAAB.
The National Basketball Association has ten games on its docket. Two NBA games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Boston Celtics host the Indiana Pacers as an 11.5-point favorite (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Washington Wizards play at home against the Sacramento Kings as a 7-point favorite. The Toronto Raptors are at home against the Detroit Pistons at 7:40 PM ET as a 12.5-point favorite. The Memphis Grizzlies host the Houston Rockets at 8:10 PM ET as a -12.5-point favorite. The Charlotte Hornets play in Dallas against the Mavericks at 8:40 PM ET.
The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Utah to play the Jazz at 9:10 PM ET as an 8.5-point road favorite. Three more NBA games tip off at 10:10 PM ET. The Golden State Warriors play at home against the Philadelphia 76ers as a 5-point favorite. The Chicago Bulls are in Portland to play the Trail Blazers as a 2-point road favorite. The Sacramento Kings host the Phoenix Suns as a 4.5-point favorite. The Los Angeles Lakers play at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 10:40 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite at BetMGM.
The National Hockey League has three games on its slate. Two NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The New York Islanders visit Columbus to play the Bluejackets as a -200 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The New Jersey Devils play in Buffalo against the Sabres as a -175 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 7. The Colorado Avalanche are at home against the Arizona Coyotes at 9:07 PM ET as a -405 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5.
The college basketball schedule has the final four games in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. Alabama goes against San Diego State on TBS at 6:30 PM ET at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Crimson Tide are on a five-game winning streak after their 73-51 victory against Maryland as an 8.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Aztecs won their sixth straight game with its 75-52 victory against Furman as a 4.5-point favorite on Saturday. Alabama is a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 137.
Houston battles Miami (FL) on CBS at 7:15 PM ET at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri. The Cougars won for the 15th time in their last 16 games with their 81-64 victory against Auburn as a 5.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Hurricanes won for the fourth time in their last five games with an 85-69 upset victory against Indiana as a 1.5-point underdog on Sunday. Houston is a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 138.
Creighton plays Princeton at 9 PM ET on TBS in Louisville. The Bluejays won for the fifth time in their last six games with an 85-76 victory against Baylor as a 1-point favorite on Sunday. The Tigers are on a six-game winning streak after their 78-63 upset win against Missouri as a 6.5-pint underdog on Saturday. Creighton is a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 140.
Texas faces Xavier on CBS at 9:45 PM ET in Kansas City. The Longhorns are on a six-game winning streak after their 71-66 victory against Penn State as a 5-point favorite on Saturday. The Musketeers won for the seventh time in their last nine games with an 84-73 victory against Pittsburgh as a 5-point favorite on Sunday. Texas is a 4.5-point favorite, with a total of 149.