|2014 Top 25 College Basketball Opening Odds for Thursday, February 27|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 27 February 2014 07:00|
Thursday's Top 25 CBB Odds
(TheSpread) – The Top 25 College Basketball schedule for Thursday features a set of six games. Here is a breakdown of the day’s action.
The featured game of the day is in the SEC as No. 15 Kentucky plays host to Arkansas at 7PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is the clear favorite at home, as the Wildcats have odds of -10.5 points against the Razorbacks. Both teams are coming into the game with some momentum, as Arkansas has won five of six and Kentucky has won eight of its last 10. The home team has won five straight in this series, but the Razorbacks have covered in three of their last four against Kentucky.
The other featured game of the day has Indiana needing a win when it hosts No. 19 Iowa at 9PM ET. Iowa has been made a 4-points favorite by oddsmakers. Indiana comes in desperate, as the Hoosiers are 15-12 and losers in four of their last five. Iowa is also dealing with recent struggles, losing two straight. Indiana has won three of its last four against Iowa, but the Hawkeyes have covered in seven of their last eight against the Hoosiers.
Another key game is in the Big Ten as Penn State hosts No. 20 Ohio State at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have put Ohio State as a 6-point favorite on the road. The Buckeyes come in winners in six of their last seven, going 6-1 against the spread in that span. Penn State has lost and failed to cover in four of their last five. Penn State won the first meeting 71-70 in overtime, but Ohio State has won nine straight prior to that. The Buckeyes are 4-1 ATS in their last five against Penn State.