Thursday's Betting Tips
Thursday's Betting Tips
Basketball Betting Odds and Matchups: Jan. 10
Bummed about the Hall of Fame vote yesterday? Can't wait for the NFL playoffs this weekend? Check out some great college hoops action on Thursday night highlighted by two outstanding matchups on the West Coast and a solid Big 10 game.
Let's get rolling!
#3 Arizona (14-0 SU, 7-5 ATS) at Oregon (12-2 SU, 7-5 ATS)
Arizona is undefeated but will face a big test tonight on the road. They are coming off a 60-57 home win over Utah, laying 19 as they shot just 21 of 58, but outrebounded the Utes, 34-22. Freshman sensation 7-0 Kaleb Tarczweski was held to just four points but did have nine rebounds. Oregon is coming off three straight wins including a road victory over rival Oregon State on Sunday, 79-66, giving 1.5. Damyean Doston led the Ducks with 21 points and grabbed six rebounds, E.J.Singler (Kyle's younger brother) added 15 points and nine rebounds. Arizona is 7-3 ATS L10 on the road in this series. College Basketball Line: Arizona is a 1-point favorite. Total: 140.
Michigan State (12-3 SU, 4-8 ATS) at Iowa (11-4 SU, 7-4 ATS)
Last year: (3/9/12). MICHIGAN STATE (-11.5) over Iowa, 92-75. After falling to No. 8 Minnesota in its Big Ten opener, Michigan State defeated Purdue 84-61 on Saturday, Derrick Nix was 3 of 8 from the field against the Boilermakers and is 8 of 23 (34.8 percent) in Big Ten games. Keith Appling leads the team in scoring at 14.3 points per game but was limited to six on 2-of-6 shooting versus Purdue. The Spartans instead leaned more heavily on freshman Gary Harris (13.1 ppg), who scored a season-high 22. Iowa concluded its non-conference schedule with six straight wins before dropping games against No. 5 Indiana and No. 2 Michigan. The Hawkeyes only fell to the Hoosiers by four, but were rolled by the Wolverines 95-67 on Sunday. Iowa is a 21-8 ATS last 29 home games. College Basketball Odds: Michigan State is a 2.5-point favorite. Total: 135.
St. Mary's (12-3 SU, 6-6 ATS) at #9 Gonzaga (15-1 SU, 8-5-1 ATS)
Last game: (3/5/12): ST. MARY's (+2) over Gonzaga, 78-74ot. Saint Mary’s ended Gonzaga's string of 11 straight conference titles last season, but the Zags are looking for revenge at home where they are 112-8 SU since the building opened in 2004. The game features two of the WCC’s marquee players in Bulldogs junior forward Kelly Olynyk and Gaels senior point guard Matthew Dellavedova. The 7-foot Olynyk was named the WCC Player of the Week after averaging 23.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in victories at Oklahoma State, Pepperdine and Santa Clara. The St. Mary's Gaels opened conference play last Saturday with their fourth straight win, a 74-61 victory over Loyola Marymount but they didn't cover the 17. Dellavedova is averaging 17.4 points and leads the WCC in assists. Gonzaga is 11-4 ATS last 15 home games. Hoops Odds: Gonzaga is a 10.5-point favorite. Total: 148.5 .