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Houston has won and covered five straight, a surge that has landed the Cougars in the top 25 for the first time in 13 years. The surge includes their signature win, a comeback victory over Cincinnati. On Thursday, they face an erratic but resurgent Memphis club looking for a milestone win of its own and the chance to forge a winning record in conference play. The Tigers have won two straight since switching to a zone defense. Houston has a good chance to win out in the AAC, but Memphis has the best chance to spoil that bid.
Syracuse finds itself in the familiar position of being a bubble team as the NCAA Tournament approaches. The Orange are again felled by some puzzling losses balanced against some solid wins. A win over North Carolina on Wednesday would be a huge boost to their resume. The Tar Heels have had a bit of a down year, but a win over rival Duke has inspired their best stretch of the year. Even so, this is a finesse team running into a determined and physical Syracuse club with a top-10 defense. Value looms on the home underdog with the points.
Texas Tech star Kennan Evans is listed as questionable with a foot injury, but the line movement from +4 suggests Oklahoma State backers are anticipating his absence. Regardless, this is a potential look-ahead spot for the Red Raiders in advance of their rematch with Kansas. The Cowboys have overachieved with a limited roster and have done the majority of their damage on the road. They have lost six of eight, but the two wins were at Kansas and West Virginia. They dominated most of the first matchup with Texas Tech before falling 75-70. Oklahoma State finishes the job Wednesday.
Nevada likely could clear this number Wednesday if it had the motivation to do so. But it's difficult to see the Wolf Pack going out of their way to throttle hapless San Jose State under the circumstances. Because of injuries, they are down to seven scholarship players and basically just need to take care of business in a two-game home stand against weak opponents before finishing up with important games at UNLV and San Diego State. Look for Nevada to take command early, then let the Spartans backdoor the massive spread.
Creighton has fairly extreme home-road splits, and is only 3-6 ATS away from its home court. But the Bluejays should have some added incentive Tuesday against Bulter. They are coming off an overtime home loss to Marquette and likely either need to win this game or beat Villanova at home in order to avoid full-fledged bubble status for the NCAA Tournament. Butler is looking to improve its resume as well, and has one of the more underrated players in the country in Kelan Martin. But the points are too valuable to pass up here.
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