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Thursday's College Basketball Odds, Trends

College basketball features a hanful of great games this Thanksgiving, and what a slate it is.

There are multiple matchups to open the college basketball season, with the biggest games of the day listed below.

Check out the betting odds, stats, trends and best bets for college basketball's top games today.

Thanksgiving College Basketball Top Games

  • Bradley vs. Xavier (FS1, Noon)
  • Western Kentucky vs. Memphis (ESPN, Noon)
  • Gonzaga vs. Kansas (FOX, 1:30 p.m.)
  • La Salle vs. St. John's (FS1, 2 p.m.)
  • VCU vs. West Virginia (ESPN, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Towson vs. San Francisco (FloSports, 3:30 p.m.)
  • Auburn vs. Saint Joseph's (FS1, 4:30 p.m.)
  • Northern Iowa vs. Saint Mary's (ESPN, 5 p.m.)
  • Liberty vs. Mississippi State (CBSSN, 6 p.m.)
  • Boston College vs. Rhode Island (ESPN, 7 p.m.)
  • Utah State vs. South Dakota State (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.)
  • Purdue vs. Clemson (CBSSN, 8:30 p.m.)
  • Villanova vs. Arizona State (ESPN, 9 p.m.)

Thanksgiving College Basketball Best Bets

BRADLEY vs. XAVIER

  • TV-Time: FS1, Noon
  • Venue: Cintas Center
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Spread: Xavier -9.5
  • Moneyline: Xavier -530 Bradley +390
  • O/U: 139
  • Implied Probability: Xavier 84.1%

LAST GAME

  • Bradley - W 61-59 vs. Toldeo
  • Xavier - W 101-49 vs. Oakland

    TECH TRENDS

    • Xavier has won 40 of its last 44 home games after winning at home the game prior
    • Bradley has won the second half in six straight games

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    WESTERN KENTUCKY vs. MEMPHIS

    • TV-Time: ESPN, Noon
    • Venue: Sanford Pentagon
    • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Spread: Memphis -3
    • Moneyline: Memphis -157 Western Kentucky +130
    • O/U: 153
    • Implied Probability: Memphis 61.1%

    LAST GAME

    • Western Kentucky - W 93-87 vs. UNI
    • Memphis - W 73-56 vs. Saint Mary's

    TECH TRENDS

    • Western Kentucky has won five straight games when playing on a neutral court on a Thursday.

    GONZAGA vs. KANSAS

    Betting Preview & Predictions

    • TV-Time: FOX, 1:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Suncoast Credit Union Arena
    • Location: Fort Myers, Florida
    • Spread: Gonzaga -4
    • Moneyline: Gonzaga -180 Kansas +145
    • O/U: 147.5
    • Implied Probability: Gonzaga 64.3%

    TECH TRENDS

    • Kansas has won 16 straight games.
    • Gonzaga has won four straight games.
    • Gonzaga has won 25 of its last 26 games when playing on a Thursday.
    • Gonzaga has won the second half in 22 of its last 24 games. 

    LA SALLE at ST. JOHN'S

    • TV-Time: FS1, 2 p.m.
    • Venue: Carnesecca Arena
    • Location: Queens, New York
    • Spread: St. John's -10
    • Moneyline: St. John's -590 La Salle +420
    • O/U: 143.5
    • Implied Probability: St. John's 85.5%

    LAST GAME

    • La Salle - N/A
    • St. John's - W 76-75 vs. Saint Peter's

    TECH TRENDS

    • St. John's has won eight of its last nine home games
    • St. John's has won the first half in 12 of its last 13 home games

    NEVADA at NEBRASKA

    • TV-Time: BTN, 2 p.m.
    • Venue: Pinnacle Bank Arena
    • Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
    • Spread: Nebraska -3.5
    • Moneyline: Nebraska -167 Nevada +133
    • O/U: 152
    • Implied Probability: Nebraska 62.5%

    LAST GAME

    • Nevada - W 62-48 vs. North Dakota State
    • Nebraska - W 102-55 vs. McNeese State

    TECH TRENDS

    • Nevada has won 30 of its last 32 games when playing during the daytime
    • Nebraska has lost the first half in 17 of its last 18 games

    VCU vs. WEST VIRGINIA

    • TV-Time: ESPN, 2:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Sanford Pentagon
    • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Spread: West Virginia -9.5
    • Moneyline: West Virginia -530 VCU +380
    • O/U: 143
    • Implied Probability: West Virginia 84.1%

    LAST GAME

    • VCU - W 85-69 vs. Utah State
    • West Virginia - W 79-71 vs. South Dakota State

    TECH TRENDS

    • VCU has lost seven of its last nine games
    • West Virginia has won three straight games

    TOWSON vs. SAN FRANCISCO

    • TV-Time: FloSports, 3:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
    • Location: Uncasville, Connecticut
    • Spread: San Francisco -8
    • Moneyline: San Francisco -400 Towson +300
    • O/U: 141.5
    • Implied Probability: San Francisco 80%

    LAST GAME

    • Towson - L 89-54 vs. Virginia
    • San Francisco - L 76-68 vs. UMass-Lowell

    TECH TRENDS

    • San Francisco has won nine of its last 11 games when playing during the daytime

    AUBURN vs. SAINT JOSEPH'S

    • TV-Time: FS1, 4:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Suncoast Credit Union Arena
    • Location: Fort Myers, Florida
    • Spread: Auburn -8.5
    • Moneyline: Auburn -345 Saint Joseph's +270
    • O/U: 151.5
    • Implied Probability: Auburn 77.5%

    TECH TRENDS

    • St. Joe's has lost the first half in seven of its last eight games
    • Auburn has won 14 of its last 15 games playing on a neutral court

    NORTHERN IOWA vs. SAINT MARY'S

    • TV-Time: ESPN, 5 p.m.
    • Venue: Sanford Pentagon
    • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Spread: UNI -1
    • Moneyline: UNI -115 Saint Mary's -105
    • O/U: 139
    • Implied Probability: UNI 53.5%

    LAST GAME

    • UNI - L 93-87 vs. Western Kentucky
    • St. Mary's - L 73-56 vs. Memphis

    TECH TRENDS

    • Northern Iowa has lost two straight games

    LIBERTY vs. MISSISSIPPI STATE

    • TV-Time: CBSSN, 6 p.m.
    • Venue: Titan Field House
    • Location: Melbourne, Florida
    • Spread: Mississippi State -5.5
    • Moneyline: Mississippi State -245 Liberty +200
    • O/U: 124.5
    • Implied Probability: Mississippi State 71%

    LAST GAME

    • Liberty - L 77-64 vs. Purdue
    • Miss St. - L 53-42 vs. Clemson

    TECH TRENDS

    • Liberty has won the first half in 29 of its last 36 games
    • Mississippi State has lsot 11 of its last 12 games when playing the second game of a back-to-back

    BOSTON COLLEGE vs. RHODE ISLAND

    • TV-Time: ESPN, 7 p.m.
    • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
    • Location: Uncasville, Conneticut
    • Spread: Boston College -0.5
    • Moneyline: Boston College -110 Rhode Island -110
    • O/U: 149
    • Implied Probability: Split 54.1%

    LAST GAME

    • Boston College - L 76-67 vs. Villanova
    • Rhode Island - L 94-88 vs. Arizona State

    TECH TRENDS

    • Rhode Island has won three straight games when facing Boston College

    UTAH STATE at SOUTH DAKOTA STATE

    • TV-Time: ESPN2, 7:30 p.m.
    • Venue: Sanford Pentagon
    • Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
    • Spread: Utah State -2
    • Moneyline: Utah State -134 South Dakota State +112
    • O/U: 147.5
    • Implied Probability: Utah State 57.3%

    LAST GAME

    • Utah State - L 85-69 vs. VCU
    • South Dakota State -L 79-71 vs. West Virginia 

    TECH TRENDS

    • South Dakota State has won eight straight games when playing the second game of a back-to-back.

    PURDUE vs. CLEMSON

    • TV-Time: CBSSN, 8:30 p.m.
    • Venue: TItan Field House
    • Location: Melbourne, Florida
    • Spread: Clemson -1
    • Moneyline: Clemson -115 Purdue -105
    • O/U: 131
    • Implied Probability: Clemson 53.5%

    LAST GAME

    • Purdue - W 77-64 vs. Liberty
    • Clemson - W 53-42 vs. Mississippi State

    TECH TRENDS

    • Purdue has won 10 of its last 11 games when playing on a Thursday
    • Clemson has won the second half in five straight games when playing on a neutral court on a Thursday

    VILLANOVA vs. ARIZONA STATE

    Betting Preview & Predictions

    • TV-Time: ESPN, 9 p.m.
    • Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena
    • Location: Uncasville, Connecticut
    • Spread: Villanova -4.5
    • Moneyline: Villanova -200 Arizona State +165
    • O/U: 155
    • Implied Probability: Villanova 66.7%

    LAST GAME

    • Villanova - W 76-67 vs. Boston College
    • Arizona State - W 94-88 vs. Rhode Island

    TECH TRENDS

    • Villanova has won 22 of its last 23 prime-time games when playing on a neutral court

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