Thursday College Hoops Betting Report
Here's a quick-hit guide to which teams are hot and cold at the betting window for Thursday in college hoops.
Prime Time Matchup…
In the first game of ESPN's Thursday night doubleheader, No. 23 Kentucky visits Arkansas at 7:00PM ET. Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv currently list the Wildcats as a 1.5-point road favorite but before you lay the points, keep in mind that the Razorbacks are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games. The home team is also an impressive 7-1 against the number in the last eight meetings between these two teams.
In the second game of ESPN's doubleheader tonight, No. 22 Purdue hosts Ohio State as an 11-point favorite. The Boilermakers have covered back-to-back games, including as a 21.5-point road favorite on Monday night versus Rutgers. The Buckeyes are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games versus the Boilermakers, however.
Who's the hottest team at the betting window?
Even though the 49ers have lost three straight games, that would be Charlotte. The 49ers have covered in eight consecutive games and are now 11-5 ATS on the season. That said, they're taking on the second-hottest team at the betting window tonight in Marshall, which has covered in six-straight games. The Thundering Herd is a 1-point road favorite at 7:00PM ET tonight.
Who's the coldest team at the betting window?
That would be the aforementioned Scarlet Knights, who haven't covered a spread in five-straight games. After getting blown out at home on Monday night by Purdue, Rutgers hosts No. 9 Iowa tonight at 7:00PM ET. The Hawkeyes are 22.5-point favorites for tonight's game.