6 Games To Rewatch And Bet on Thursday (March 19), Including College Football & Basketball
Michael Reaves/Getty Images. Pictured: The Florida Gators take the field
Need something to bet on? Your options are limited.
All of the major sports leagues have suspended or canceled their seasons. This leaves bettors wagering on esports and Aussie Rules Football.
But there is another choice. Networks like ESPN, SEC Network and Big Ten Network are scrambling for content to fill the airways. As a result, most are turning to broadcasting old games.
Odds are you and buddies wagered on these matchups but don’t remember the outcomes. It is one thing to recall who won, but did that team cover? What about the total? Did the game go over or under?
Below is a list of games being rebroadcasted on Thursday including the closing spread and total for that game. If you trust your friends not to cheat, this is a fun way to get some action.
College Football: Florida vs. FSU (SEC Network, 12 p.m. ET)
- Originally aired: Nov. 30, 2019
- Spread: Florida -17
- Total: 55
No. 8 Florida entered this rivalry matchup as a heavy favorite. The Gators were 9-2, at home and facing a Florida State squad that had five losses on the season.
Florida’s Dan Mullen was 5-0 entering the game against FSU, would he extend his streak to 6-0?
College Football: Florida vs. Auburn (SEC Network, 3 p.m. ET)
- Originally aired: Oct. 5, 2019
- Spread: Auburn -2.5
- Total: 48.5
A top-10 SEC matchup, giddy up. No. 7 Auburn was a 2.5-point favorite in The Swamp against No. 10 Florida. Nearly 70% of spread tickets were on the Tigers as road favorites.
Watch to see which undefeated team prevailed.
College Basketball: UNC vs. Wofford (ESPN2, 6 p.m. ET)
- Originally aired: Dec. 20, 2017
- Spread: UNC -25
- Total: 153.5
North Carolina entered the game 10-1 — the team’s only loss so far that season came against No. 4 Michigan State. The Tar Heels were No. 5 in the country, at home and massive favorites against an overmatched Wofford.
25 points is a lot, but is it enough to take the Terriers?
College Basketball: MSU vs. Texas Southern (ESPN2, 7:30 p.m. ET)
- Originally aired: Dec. 20, 2014
- Spread: -24
- Total: 135
Remember 2014? There was no social distancing and sports, it was great!
No. 25 Michigan State already had three losses entering this December matchup with Texas Southern, though two were against Top-10 teams and another came against a Notre Dame squad that finished the season 32-6 and reached the Elite Eight.
This Michigan State team made a run to the Final Four in the NCAA Tournament. Tom Izzo’s squad had the talent to compete for a championship, but was it good enough to cover as a big favorite against Texas Southern?
College Football: Florida vs. Virginia (SEC Network, 9 p.m. ET)
- Originally aired: Dec. 30, 2019
- Spread: Florida -16.5
- Total: 55
Welcome to the Capital One Orange Bowl. The Gators (10-2) opened as 13.5-point favorites against the Cavaliers (9-4). The line was bet up to Florida -16.5.
Did the Gators cover as big favorites or did UVA cash tickets for bettors?
College Basketball: Penn vs. Villanova 12/11/18 (ESPN2, 11:30 p.m. ET)
- Originally aired: Dec. 11, 2018
- Spread: Nova -6.5
- Total: 141.5
‘Nova was the defending national champions. Jalen Brunson and Mikal Bridges were gone, but this team was still talented. The Wildcats started the season 8-2 and were ranked No. 17 entering this matchup against Penn.
Bets were nearly evenly split when the game tipped. Were bettors right to take a chance of Penn or did Nova easily cover the spread on the road?