Thursday’s Top Sports Betting Matchups, Odds, Lines & Picks

March 9, 2016 Posted in US Sportsbooks Sites News by No Comments

It is Championship Week in men’s college basketball which means wall-to-wall action on VietBet’s betting board this Thursday night. All the major conferences are in action in their march towards this Sunday’s draw for the 2016 NCAA Tournament and there are some bids on the line this Thursday night for a few Mid-Majors. You can count on VietBet’s betting lines for all the games as the best online sportsbook for US players that love to bet on basketball.

Thursday’s Top Sports Betting Matchups, Odds, Lines & Picks

A pair of matchups in the Big 12 are already set for Thursday’s quarterfinal round of that conference’s tournament starting with the Baylor Bears squaring-off against the Texas Longhorns in a 12:30 p.m. (ET) tip on ESPN 2. These two in-state rivals met twice this season with the road team winning both straight-up and against the spread each time. The total was evenly split 1-1. The Bears closed-out the regular season on a down note at 1-3 SU while going 2-2 ATS. Texas comes into this game with some solid momentum after going 3-1 (SU and ATS) in its last four USA online sports betting games.

The other big showdown in this tournament on Thursday’s slate pits Iowa State against Oklahoma at 9 p.m. on ESPNU. The Cyclones split their season series against the Sooners SU, but they covered ATS in both contests. The total was also split in that series 1-1. Iowa State closed-out the regular season with an 85-78 loss to Kansas as an 11-point road underdog while Oklahoma squeezed-out a 75-67 win against TCU in its season finale as a 13-point road favorite on VietBet’s closing spread. The Sooners have now failed to cover in seven of their last nine games and the total has stayed UNDER in their last eight outings.

Turning to Thursday’s NBA slate, one of the featured matchups on TNT sends the Chicago Bulls on the road to face the San Antonio Spurs in an inter-conference battle between two teams headed in opposite directions. The 32-20 Bulls have faded to eighth place in the Eastern Conference with a SU 6-11 record in their last 17 games. They have gotten past Houston and Milwaukee at home in their last two outings both SU and ATS after failing to cover in their previous four games. The Spurs are still within striking distance of Golden State for the top spot in the Western Conference at 54-10. They are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games, but just 5-5 ATS over this same span. The total has stayed UNDER in seven of their last eight games.

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