With eight Top 25 teams on the schedule on Thursday, we see teams playing more often to make up games that were missed as COVID-19 shut down a good portion of the December and early January schedule.
Only one game pits two ranked teams against each other, as the No. 16 Ohio State Buckeyes head to Madison to face the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers. E.J. Liddell has been one of the best players in the country for OSU so far this season, but he’ll have his hands full with another Big Ten Player of The Year candidate in Johnny Davis.
Also the No. 5 USC Trojans will be looking for revenge after falling at Stanford for their first loss of the season on Tuesday night. The Oregon State Beavers come to South Los Angeles, and will be the significant underdogs to Isaiah Mobley and one of the better defenses in the nation. Where the Trojans could use some help is at the free throw line: USC is just 60.7 from the charity stripe this season, good for 354th in the country out of 358 teams.
Here are the opening odds for NCAA Men’s Basketball on Thursday, January 13th from DraftKings Sportsbook.
NCAA Basketball Top 25, Jan. 13
|5:00 PM||#20 Seton Hall||DePaul||FS1||Seton Hall -5||144.5|
|7:00 PM||#16 Ohio State||#13 Wisconsin||ESPN2||Wisconsin -2.5||139|
|7:00 PM||Oklahoma State||#19 Texas Tech||BIG12|ESPN+||Texas Tech -8.5||129|
|9:30 PM||Oregon||#3 UCLA||ESPN||UCLA -10.5||142|
|11:00 PM||BYU||#2 Gonzaga||ESPN2||Gonzaga -14.5||153|
|11:00 PM||Oregon State||#5 USC||ESPNU||USC -15||140|
|11:00 PM||Colorado||#6 Arizona||FS1||Airzona -16||150|
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