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NCAA Hoops Top 25 - Thursday 3/5/20 - Betting Odds, Trends, & Free Picks

Huge Thursday of College Basketball ahead today. See full list of Top 25 teams, betting odds, must know trends, and click on the Free Betting Pick to get betting pick for the listed game.

Air Force (12-19) vs #5 San Diego State (28-1) 2:30 PM EST; SDSU -17   Total 141

The Falcons were able to advance, but now have to face the Aztecs. The San Diego State team is one that has picked up quite a bit of momentum and have a great defense as well. Look for the Aztecs defense to stop the Air Force offense cold in the game here and that will allow San Diego State to pull of the win like the Aztecs have won in 8 out of the last 10 games. Free Betting Pick


California (13-16) at #13 Oregon (22-7) 11:00 PM EST; Oregon -15.5 Total 131.5

The Golden Bears do not have any offense to speak of. The Ducks, have a great offense coming into the game. However, the Golden Bears do not have that good of a defense either and that will keep the Golden Bears from winning this game as the Oregon team will show up big defensively as well and easily win this game here, but fail to cover as they have failed do so in 6 out of 10 times with 1 push. Free Betting Pick


#23 Illinois (20-9) at #19 Ohio State (20-9) 7:00 PM EST; Ohio State -6.5 Total 132

The Ohio State defense at home is giving up only 58 points per game. The Illinois road defense is giving up 68 points a game. The Buckeyes home offense is getting 75 points a game compared to 65 points  game from Illinois. While the Illinois team will give the Buckeyes a run for the money the Buckeyes will win and cover in this game as the Buckeyes are 5-5 in the last 10 games ATS. Free Betting Pick


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#21 Houston (22-7) at UConn (17-12) 7:00 PM EST; Houston -2 Total 133.5

The Cougars are taking to the road in this game and that will be a challenge for the Cougars here. The Huskies, though, are heading into the game playing great basketball at home with a 13-3 home record. When playing on the road the Cougars are sitting on a 6-5 record and that will be difficult for the Cougars to overcome an offense that scores 5 more points per game as the Huskies buck the trend and pull out the win even with them being 1-7 in the last 8 games. Free Betting Pick


Nebraska (7-22) at #25 Michigan (18-11) 6:30 PM EST; Michigan -17.5 Total 148.5

With the Cornhuskers the offense is not that good with only 68 points a game scored on the road. The Wolverines have put in a total of 78 points per game at home. The downside is even with the offense only being spread out by 10 points difference the road defense for Nebraska is downright horrible giving up over 80 points a game.  Look for Michigan to win, but also cover the high spread as the Cornhuskers offense fails them which is what the Wolverines have done in 7 out of the last 10 games. Free Betting Pick

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