The Thursday sports card features action in NCAA college basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.
The college basketball card tips off at 4 PM ET. Gardner Webb visits Longwood as a 1-point road favorite with the total set at 134 (all odds from BetOnline
). Austin Peay plays at home against Tennessee-Martin as a 16-point favorite with an over/under of 139.
Minnesota hosts Purdue at 5 PM ET on ESPN2. The Golden Gophers, 12-7, ended a three-game losing streak on Monday with a 79-61 win against Nebraska as an 11.5-point favorite. The Boilermakers are ranked 24th by the Associated Press with a 13-7 record. They have won six of eight games with a win against Northwestern, 75-70, as an 8-point favorite on Saturday. Minnesota is a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 139.
Kansas plays at home against Iowa State on ESPN at 7 PM ET. The Jayhawks, 13-7, defeated Oklahoma State as a 6.5-point favorite on Monday. The Cyclones, 2-12, comes off a 79-76 loss at TCU as a 4.5-point underdog on Tuesday. Kansas is a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 143.5.
Colorado travels to Stanford on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Buffaloes, 15-5, defeated Oregon State, 78-49, as a 13-point favorite on Monday. The Cardinal improved to 12-7 on Sunday with their 76-70 win as a 10.5-point favorite against California. Colorado is a 1.5-point road favorite, with the total at 140.
Arizona State plays at home against Oregon on ESPN at 9 PM ET. The Sun Devils, 6-8, return to action for the first time since January 30th when they lost, 79-75, against Stanford as a 3-point favorite. The Ducks, 10-4, defeated Washington by an 86-74 score as a 12.5-point favorite on Saturday. Arizona State is a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 152.5.
Belmont hosts Eastern Kentucky on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. The Bruins, 20-1, defeated SIU-Edwardsville by a 94-62 score as an 18-point favorite on Saturday. The Colonels, 15-4, beat SIU-Edwardsville by a 78-74 score as a 10-point favorite on Monday. Belmont is an 11.5-point favorite, with the total at 160.
Boise State is at home against UNLV on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET. The Broncos fell to 14-4 with two straight losses with their upset loss, 73-62, at Nevada as a 5-point favorite on Sunday. The Rebels, 8-9, defeated Air Force, 69-64, as a 14-point favorite on Monday. Boise State is a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 142.
UCLA visits Washington State on FS1 at 11 PM ET. The Bruins, 13-4, lost at USC, 66-48, as a 5-point underdog on Saturday. The Cougars, 11-8, upset Oregon State by a 68-66 score as a 2-point underdog on Saturday. UCLA is a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 128.5.
Five games are on the NBA slate, including a doubleheader on TNT. Miami plays at Houston in the TNT opener at 7:35 PM ET. The Heat have won three in a row with their 98-96 win against New York as a 6-point favorite on Tuesday. The Rockets have lost three in a row after their 130-101 loss at New Orleans as a 6-point underdog on Tuesday.
The nightcap on TNT has Philadelphia visiting Portland at 10:05 PM ET. The 76ers won their sixth game in their last seven with a 119-111 victory at Sacramento as a 4.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Trail Blazers won their third game in their four after their 106-97 win against Orlando as a 6-point favorite on Tuesday. Philadelphia is a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 229.5.
Ten games are on the NHL docket. Three games begin the NHL schedule at 7 PM ET, with three contests closing out the card at 10 PM ET. None of the games are on national television.