The Thursday sports card features college basketball with additional action in the NBA, the NHL, and the English Premier League.
The college basketball card tips off at 2 PM ET with SIU-Edwardsville hosting Tennessee State as a 1-point favorite with the total set at 133 (all odds from BetOnline
The nationally-televised college basketball schedule begins at 7 PM ET. ESPN features a battle of two Big Ten teams ranked in the top-eight in the nation, with Iowa hosting Ohio State. The Hawkeyes are 8th in the Associated Press poll with a 13-4 record. They come off an 84-78 victory against Michigan State as a 9.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The AP has the Buckeyes 7th with their 14-4 mark. Ohio State is on a three-game winning streak after defeating Michigan State, 79-62, as a 6-point favorite on Sunday. Iowa is a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 155.
Cincinnati visits Temple on ESPN2 at 7 PM ET. The Bearcats, 3-7, take the court for the first time since January 10th, when they defeated Wichita State, 82-76, as a 0.5-point favorite. The Owls fell to 4-5 with their second loss in three games with their 81-64 upset loss to Tulane as a 7.5-point favorite on Saturday. Cincinnati is a 2-point road favorite with the total set at 139.5.
Arizona plays at Utah on FS1 at 7 PM ET. The Wildcats, 13-4, have won four of five with their 71-50 win against California as a 9.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Utes improved to 7-7 on Saturday with their 77-74 upset win at Colorado as an 8-point underdog. Arizona is a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 143.5.
Gardner Webb plays at home against Presbyterian on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Runnin’ Bulldogs, 6-11, have lost their last two games after being upset by High Point, 72-69, as a 7-point favorite on Saturday. The Blue Hose, 5-9, come off a 66-53 upset win against Longwood as a 3-point underdog on Saturday. Gardner Webb is a 10-point favorite with the total at 132.
Stanford plays at California on ESPN2 at 9 PM ET. The Cardinal, 10-7, last played on Tuesday when they lost to USC, 72-66, as a 3-point underdog. The Golden Bears, 7-12, have lost four in a row with their 70-51 loss at Arizona as a 9.5-point underdog on Saturday. Stanford is a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 132.5.
Rutgers plays at home against Minnesota on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Scarlet Knights, 10-6, have won their last three games after a 64-56 victory at Northwestern as a 3.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Golden Gophers, 11-6, have lost four of five after their 81-62 upset loss at Purdue as a 1.5-point favorite on Saturday. Rutgers is a 5-point favorite with the total at 138.5.
Oregon hosts Washington State on FS1 at 11 PM ET. The Ducks, 9-3, have lost two of three after a 75-64 upset loss at Oregon State as a 9-point favorite in their last game on January 23rd. The Cougars, 10-7, ended a six-game losing streak on Saturday with their 77-62 upset win at Washington as a 1.5-point underdog. Oregon is a 13-point favorite with an over/under of 135.
Four games are on the NBA slate, including a doubleheader on TNT. Golden State plays at Dallas at 7:35 PM ET. The Warriors come off a 111-107 loss at home to Boston as a 2-point underdog on Tuesday. The Mavericks ended their six-game losing streak on Wednesday with a 122-116 win in Atlanta as a 2-point favorite.
The nightcap on TNT has the Los Angeles Lakers hosting Denver. The defending NBA champions, 16-6, return home to the Staples Center after a seven-game road trip that ended on Tuesday in a 107-99 win at Atlanta as a 7-point favorite. The Lakers are 5.5-point favorites, with the total at 219.
The NHL has a busy nine card schedule with four games dropping the puck shortly after 7 PM ET. Colorado plays at home against Minnesota to conclude the card at 9 PM ET.
The English Premier League concludes Matchweek 21 with Chelsea visiting Tottenham at 3 PM ET as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. The match is on the NBC Sports Network.