The Friday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.
The college basketball card tips off at noon ET with Illinois-Chicago visiting IUPUI as a 1.5-point road favorite with the total set at 143 (all odds from BetOnline
Virginia Commonwealth hosts St. Bonaventure on ESPN2 at 7 PM ET. The Rams are 14-4 this season with a 7-2 mark in the Atlantic 10 conference. VCU won their fourth straight game on Tuesday with their 76-67 victory at Dayton as a 1.5-point favorite. The Bonnies have won eight of their last nine games to improve to a 10-2 mark. St. Bonaventure is 8-2 in A-10 play after their 86-73 victory against La Salle as a 13.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Bonnies won the first meeting between these two teams on January 20th with a 70-54 victory as a 3-point favorite. VCU is a 3-point favorite in this rematch with an over/under of 135.
Akron visits Miami (OH) on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Zips are 11-4 with a 9-3 mark in the Mid-American Conference. They upset Kent State, 72-61, on the road as a 2.5-point underdog for their seventh win in their last eight games last Friday. The Redhawks have lost three of their four games to fall to 8-7 and 5-5 in the MAC. They last played on Saturday in an 88-64 loss at Buffalo as an 8-point underdog. Akron is a 4.5-point road favorite, with the total at 142.5.
Cleveland State plays at home against Detroit on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. The Vikings are 14-3 with a 14-2 mark in the Horizon League. They won their fourth game in a row with their 80-78 victory at Oakland as a 1-point favorite on Saturday. The Titans have won five in a row with their 83-56 win against IUPFW as a 6-point favorite on Saturday. They are 8-8 with a 7-5 record in the Horizon. Cleveland State is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5.
Eleven games are on the NBA card headlined by a doubleheader on ESPN. Dallas hosts New Orleans in the ESPN opener at 7:35 PM ET. The Mavericks have won four of their last five games with their 118-117 victory against Atlanta as a 3.5-point favorite on Wednesday. The Pelicans had their four-game winning streak end on Wednesday in a 129-116 upset loss at Chicago as a 2.5-point favorite. Dallas is a 2-point favorite with the total at 233.5.
Memphis visits the Los Angeles Lakers in the ESPN nightcap at 10:05 PM ET. The Grizzlies snapped their four-game losing streak on Wednesday in a 130-114 loss to Charlotte as a 3-point favorite. The Lakers won their sixth in a row on Wednesday with their 114-113 win against Oklahoma City as an 11.5-point favorite.
Two games are on the NHL docket. Boston visits the New York Rangers at 7 PM ET as a -166 money line road favorite with the total set at 5.5. St. Louis travels to Arizona at 9 PM ET as a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.