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NCAA basketball odds: Opening lines for college basketball on Thursday, January 13th

A bigger Thursday night in college basketball than usual as games continue to get made up after COVID-19 issues.

E.J. Liddell of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates a basket during the first half of a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Value City Arena on December 11, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

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

Time Visitor Home TV Spread Total
Time Visitor Home TV Spread Total
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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