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Despite there being more than 50 college basketball games today, only two ranked teams are in action – the No. 2 Gonzaga Bulldogs, who are 27.5-point home favorites against Pepperdine, and the No. 7 Michigan Wolverines, ​who are favored by 5 points at Minnesotaaccording to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Outside of that, there are plenty of other notable matchups, including California vs Arizona (-13.5), UConn vs SMU (-6.5), Oregon vs USC (-2.5) and Oregon State vs UCLA (-2).


With today's college basketball games starting as early as 2 p.m. EST, there are a handful of noteworthy Pac-12 games tipping off at 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. EST, meaning Thursday should provide a day of meaningful games for bettors from start to finish. 

From a betting perspective, the largest spread of the night, according to FanDuel Sportsbook, is one of the two games featuring a ranked team tonight, with the previously-mentioned Gonzaga Bulldogs being favored by 27.5 points at home against Pepperdine. The two highest totals of the night are in the Chattanooga vs The Citadel game, with an over/under of 163 points, and the Fort Wayne (IPFW) Mastodons taking on the South Dakota State Jackrabbits, which has a total of 166 points.


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