College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

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The college basketball action for Thursday January 3rd features several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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On ESPN TV at 7PM Eastern Time the Michigan Wolverines will host the Penn St Nittany Lions. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Michigan Wolverines favored by -11 ½ points with the over under line of 126 ½ points. The Wolverines are off to a 13-0 start to the season. They are 2-0 in Big Ten play with a two point road win at Northwestern and a 19 point home win to Purdue. Michigan is a good defensive team limiting opponents to 38.4% shooting and 31.1% from the three point line. Penn St checks in at 7-6 overall and 0-3 in their three true road games. Nittany Lions are 0-2 in Big Ten action with a seven point loss on the road to Maryland and by two at home to Indiana. Penn St has a recent nine point defeat at Alabama. Nittany Lions have shot poorly on the road this season hitting on 39% with 28.9% coming from the three point line. Defensively on the road the team is surrendering 48.1% shooting.

The late night game begins at 11PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the UCLA Bruins will host the Stanford Cardinal. UCLA is favored by -5 ½ points with the over under line of 148 ½ points. UCLA is 7-6 in the non-conference and coming off the 73-58 home defeat to Liberty. It was their fourth straight defeat and led to the firing of head coach Steve Alford. They also have a recent 74-72 home loss to Belmont. Bruins perimeter shooting has not been sharp this season as the team converts 33.4% from three. Stanford enters play at 7-5 overall. They are 1-3 straight up in their true road games. Cardinal has a recent road defeat at Kansas in overtime losing by six as a twenty point underdog. Other losses on the road came by 18 at North Carolina and a nine point defeat at San Francisco. Cardinal on the road shooting just 42% with 30.9% from three.

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