|2014 Top 25 College Basketball Opening Odds for Saturday, February 22|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Saturday, 22 February 2014 06:00|
Saturday's Top 25 CBB Odds
(TheSpread) – The Top 25 College Basketball schedule for Saturday is loaded with big games. Here is a breakdown of today’s action.
The eyes of the basketball world will be on Durham, N.C. as No. 6 Duke hosts No. 1 Syracuse at 7PM ET According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Duke is the favorite at home, as the Blue Devils have odds of -6 points against the Orange. This is a rematch of the game on Feb. 1 that saw Syracuse pull out a 91-89 win in overtime. The Blue Devils covered the 4.5-point spread in the loss. Both teams are coming off losses entering this game, but Duke is 9-5 against the spread at home this season and Syracuse has failed to cover in four of its last six games.
Another big contest on Saturday has No. 9 Cincinnati hosting No. 5 Louisville at Noon ET in AAC action. Oddsmakers see Louisville as a road favorite, giving the Cardinals odds of -3.5 points. Cincinnati picked up a 69-66 road win at Louisville already this season, but the Bearcats are just 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 despite going 9-1 in that stretch. Louisville is in one of their best runs this season, winning five straight by at least 15 points in each win.
Another featured contest on Saturday comes in the Big 12 as No. 8 Kansas plays host to No. 17 Texas at 7:30PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Jayhawks as the favorite, posting a 10-point spread for Kansas at home. Texas beat Kansas, 81-69 at home back on Feb. 1 despite being a 4-point underdog. Texas comes into this game having covered in four of its last five against Kansas despite winning just one of those games. The Longhorns have won eight of their last 10 and are 6-4 ATS in their last 10. Kansas has also won eight of its last 10 and the Jayhawks are 5-3-1 ATS in their last nine.