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Although there is a packed slate Thursday night in college basketball, there are only two ranked teams on the docket. No. 3 Gonzaga takes on Loyola Marymount (+19.5) and No. 9 Houston pays a visit to UConn, with the Huskies as 8.5-point home underdogs, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Despite there being only two ranked teams in action, that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other interesting and pivotal games on the schedule.

Illinois vs. Ohio State, Arizona vs. Utah and St. Mary's vs. Santa Clara headline a list of other notable games to keep an eye out for, as they are all conference matchups that carry potential postseason impacts. 

From a betting perspective, the largest spread of the night is in the VMI-Wofford game, with the Terriers as 22.5-point favorites. The highest total of the night comes from the Rice-Florida International game, which has an over/under of 170.5 points, according to FanDuel Sportsbook

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