College Basketball Sports Betting Match Up Previews for Thursday

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The college basketball card for Thursday March 2nd schedules several outstanding games over national television to the satisfaction of sports bettors worldwide.

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It all gets underway at 7PM Eastern Time on ESPN TV as the Minnesota Golden Gophers host the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Minnesota Golden Gophers favored by -8 ½ points. Minnesota has played great basketball this season with a record of 22-7. They will carry a seven game win streak into this matchup after their 81-71 victory at home to Penn St covering as a 7 ½ point favorite. It has been a strong defense for Minnesota as they rank 10th defending the three and 19th from the field. Opponents shoot just 39.6% and 30.1% from the three point line on the Golden Gophers. It has been a disappointing year for Nebraska. They are 12-16 and are a poor shooting team that makes 42% with 32% from the three point line. Nebraska is near the bottom of college basketball in defending three point shots by allowing 39.5%.

At 9PM Eastern Time on ESPN the Wisconsin Badgers welcome into town the Iowa Hawkeyes. Wisconsin is favored by -10 1/2 points. Wisconsin has hit a slump as we near the conclusion of the regular season. The Badgers have lost two straight and four of their past five games. After a ten point road defeat at Ohio St the Badgers dropped a ten point decision at Michigan St. In those two losses Wisconsin, has allowed an average of 83.5 points per game. Iowa will need to pick up wins down the stretch and go very deep in the Big Ten conference tournament to have any hope for an at large bid into the NCAA Tournament. Iowa enters on a two game win streak with a home win to Indiana in overtime and a road victory by 14 at Maryland.

The late night game tips at 11PM Eastern Time on ESPN U TV as the Utah Utes are home to the California Golden Bears. Utah is favored at home by -2 ½ points. California is a bubble team at 19-9. They broke a three game losing streak with a 30 point home victory to Oregon St. Utah is coming off an 86-81 road victory at Colorado to move to 18-10. Utah is shooting nearly 51% from the field on the season which is sixth in college basketball.

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