Thursday's Top 25 CBB Odds
(TheSpread) – The Top 25 College Basketball schedule for Thursday features just three games. Here is a breakdown of today’s action.
The featured game of the day has No. 15 Cincinnati hosting No. 20 Memphis at 7PM ET. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Cincinnati is favored at home, as the Bearcats have odds of -4 points against the Tigers. Cincinnati beat Memphis 69-53 back on Jan. 4, but Memphis had won the four prior meetings. Memphis comes in winners in three of their last four, but they are just 1-3 against the spread in that stretch. Cincinnati has lost two straight entering tonight and is just 2-5 ATS in its last 7.
The other marquee game tonight has No. 22 Michigan State hosting No. 25 Iowa at 9PM ET. Oddsmakers have the Spartans favored at home, as they have odds of -3.5 points against Iowa. MSU won the first meeting this season, 71-69 in OT at Iowa and the Spartans have won seven straight while covering in four of the last five meetings. Iowa comes in having lost three of its last four and 0-4 ATS in its last four. MSU has lost three of its last four as well and failed to cover in the three losses.
The final game taking place today has Xavier hosting No. 6 Villanova at 7PM ET. Oddsmakers have Villanova favored on the road, as they have odds of -3 points against the Musketeers. Villanova won the first meetings, 81-58 at home. The Wildcats have won nine of their last 10 but are just 2-3 ATS in their last five. Xavier is just 5-5 in its last 10 and 4-6 ATS in its last 10.