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Iowa forward Luka Garza, left, laughs with guard Austin Ash, center, as they walk off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Iowa City. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
Iowa forward Luka Garza, left, laughs with guard Austin Ash, center, as they walk off the court after an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Iowa City. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)|(AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
NCAAB

NCAAB: Thursday Teaser has Tigers & Hawkeyes as double-digit dogs

Memphis +5 @ TEMPLE 7 pm, Michigan St. -5.5 @ IOWA 7 pm

Howard Gensler

Howard Gensler

Memphis +5 @ TEMPLE 7 pm. The Owls (14-4) were flat Saturday in their loss to Penn -- their first home defeat of the season -- so they should be motivated against the Tigers (12-6). But Penny Hardaway’s group is also motivated -- both teams are 4-1 in conference -- and Temple wins a lot of close games. We think the Owls should hang on, but giving our Teaser 6 points to Memphis and making them +10 is the way we’ll go. We’ll pair that game with Michigan St. -5.5 @ IOWA 7 pm. The Spartans 17-2 are really, really tough, but Iowa (16-3) ain’t no slouch and it’s hard to see them get walloped at home. So we’ll give Iowa the +5.
Pick: Memphis +10 @ TEMPLE paired with IOWA +10.5 against Michigan St.