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Game 1: Louisville Cardinals @ No. 13 Syracuse Orange (-21, -110), 7:00 p.m. EST

The Cardinals are coming off a 61-point drubbing from the Clemson Tigers last weekend, and now they'll take on yet another ranked opponent with one less day of preparation. Louisville's football program is also going through plenty of turmoil right now, as 20 players had at least started the paperwork to begin the transfer process. Syracuse is looking to get to a notable bowl game at the end of this season, while the guys on the other side are already looking at what campus they'll call home next year. Look for the Orange to get on the board early and control this game from start to finish. (Click ​here for complete betting preview.)


Game 2: Charlotte Hornets @ Philadelphia 76ers (-5.5, -110), 7:00 p.m. EST

The 76ers have dominated this matchup against the Hornets, winning seven of the last eight meetings and covering the spread in six of those. Another number to look at here is common opponents, as the Hornets have gone 9-28 ATS against Atlantic Division opponents over the last three seasons -- the 76ers are 18-8 against Southeast Division opponents over the last two seasons. Philly had a big night in Indiana on Wednesday, their first road win of the season, so look for them to take that momentum into tonight and swarm the Hornets.

Game 3: Boston Celtics @ Utah Jazz (-5, -110), 9:40 p.m. EST

The Celtics had an emotional come-from-behind overtime victory last night in Phoenix, and now have to duplicate that same type of intensity against one of the NBA's better defensive units -- on the road, in Utah. Sure, Boston has the league's top defensive efficiency, but they'll also be playing ​on the back-end of a back-to-back in the city that has the second-highest elevation in the NBA, meaning it's harder to breathe there. That'll make things much tougher on the Celtics, who will also ​be without Kyrie Irving tonight


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