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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 02/22/2024

by Big Al Staff

Thursday, Feb 22, 2024

The Thursday sports card features NBA, NHL, and NCAAB action.The NBA returns from its All-Star break sabbatical with 12 games on its docket. Four NBA games tip off at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Orlando Magic as a 6.5-point favorite, with the total set at 215.5 (all odds from DraftKings). The Indiana Pacers play at home against the Detroit Pistons as an 11.5-point favorite with an over/under of 247.5. The Philadelphia 76ers are at home against the New York Knicks as a 1-point favorite with a total of 226. The Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 231.5.          The Dallas Mavericks play at home against the Phoenix Suns on TNT at 7:40 p.m. ET as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 243.5. Three more NBA games start at 8:10 p.m. ET. The Boston Celtics travel to Chicago to play the Bulls as a 7.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 225. The New Orleans Pelicans are at home against the Houston Rockets as a 7-point favorite with a total of 228. The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Los Angeles Clippers as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 237.5. Two NBA games begin at 9:10 p.m. ET. The Denver Nuggets play at home against the Washington Wizards as a 15-point favorite with a total of 231.5. The Utah Jazz are at home against the Charlotte Hornets as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 230.5. Two more games complete the NBA card at 10:10 p.m. ET. The Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Lakers on TNT as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 241.5. The Sacramento Kings play at home against the San Antonio Spurs as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 241.5. The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. Six NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 p.m. ET. The Carolina Hurricanes are at home against the Florida Panthers as a -115 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Colorado Avalanche play in Detroit against the Red Wings as a -148 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils host the New York Rangers as a -115 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Dallas Stars are in Ottawa to play the Senators as a -155 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Pittsburgh Penguins play at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -225 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Tampa Bay Lightning are at home against the Washington Capitals as a -198 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5.The New York Islanders visit St. Louis to play the Blues at 8:07 p.m. ET as a -112 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Boston Bruins play in Calgary against the Flames at 9:07 p.m. ET as a -130 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Two more NHL games start at 10:07 p.m. ET. The Vancouver Canucks are in Seattle to play the Kraken as a -122 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Vegas Golden Knights host the Toronto Maple Leafs as a -120 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the Nashville Predators at 10:37 p.m. ET as a -155 money-line favorite with a total of 6.The college basketball schedule has 12 games on national television. Four NCAAB games are on national television at 7 p.m. ET. Purdue is at home against Rutgers on FS1 as a 15.5-point favorite with an over/under of 138. Florida Atlantic hosts SMU on ESPN2 as a 7-point favorite with a total of 153.5. Gardner-Webb plays at home against Radford on ESPNU as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 143.5. Hofstra is at home against Drexel on the CBS Sports Network as a 4-point favorite with a total of 135.5. Four nationally televised NCAAB games tip off at 9 p.m. ET. Washington travels to Arizona State on ESPN2 as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 153.5. Northwestern hosts Michigan on FS1 as a 12.5-point favorite with a total of 140. Arkansas State plays at home against Troy on ESPNU as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 154.5. Sam Houston plays at New Mexico State on the CBS Sports Network as a 1.5-point road favorite with a total of 139.5. Four NCAAB games are on national television at 11 p.m. ET. Arizona is at home against Washington State on FS1 as a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 151. Oregon is at Stanford on ESPN2 in a pick ‘em with a total of 150.5. Santa Clara hosts Loyola-Marymount on the CBS Sports Network as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 146.5. UC-Irvine plays at home against UC-Santa Barbara on ESPNU as a 10-point favorite with a total of 142. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, NCAAB, EPL and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 02/21/2024

by Big Al Staff

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2024

The Wednesday sports card features NHL, NCAAB, EPL, and UEFA Champions League action. The National Basketball Association continues its All-Star Game break until Thursday, February 22nd. The National Hockey League has five games on its slate. The Buffalo Sabres travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens at 7:07 p.m. ET as a -130 money-line road favorite, with the total set at 6.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Philadelphia Flyers play at home against the Chicago Blackhawks on TNT at 7:37 p.m. ET as a -192 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Three more games conclude the NHL card at 10:07 p.m. ET. The Anaheim Ducks host the Columbus Blue Jackets as a -135 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Arizona to play the Coyotes as a -218 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Edmonton Oilers play at home against the Boston Bruins on TNT as a -142 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has 12 games on national television. UNC-Greensboro is at home against Western Carolina on the CBS Sports Network at 6 p.m. ET as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. Four more NCAAB games on national television tip off at 7 p.m. ET.  Duke visits Miami (FL) on ESPN as a 5-point road favorite with a total of 150. Alabama hosts Florida on ESPN2 as an 8-point favorite with a total of 174. Louisville plays at home against Notre Dame on ESPNU as an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 134.5. St. John’s plays at Georgetown on FS1 as a 9.5-point road favorite with a total of 151. Xavier is at home against Providence on the CBS Sports Network at 8 p.m. ET as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 149.5. Four more nationally televised NCAAB games start at 9 p.m. ET. Marquette hosts DePaul on FS1 as a 25.5-point favorite with a total of 150. Kentucky is at LSU on ESPN as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 164. Wichita State plays at home against Tulsa on ESPNU as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 146. Mississippi State is at home against Mississippi on ESPN2 as an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 142.5. New Mexico hosts Colorado State on the CBS Sports Network at 10 p.m. ET as a 6-point favorite with a total of 155. UNLV plays at the Air Force at on FS1 at 11 p.m. ET as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 133.Matchweek 25 in the English Premier League concludes with one match.  Liverpool is at home against Luton Town on the USA Network at 2:30 p.m. ET as a -2 goal-line favorite with a total of 3.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League continues with the final two first-leg matches in the Round of 16 at 3 p.m. ET. Arsenal is at FC Porto as a -0.5 goal-line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Barcelona travels to Napoli on CBS in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 02/20/2024

by Big Al Staff

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2024

The Tuesday sports card features NHL, NCAAB, and EPL action. The National Basketball Association continues its All-Star Game break until Thursday, February 22nd. The National Hockey League has eight games on its slate. Four NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 p.m. ET. The Florida Panthers host the Ottawa Senators as a -238 money-line favorite, with the total set at 6.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The New York Rangers play at home against the Dallas Stars as a -142 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Pittsburgh Penguins are at home against the New York Islanders as a -135 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. The New Jersey Devils travel to Washington to play the Capitals as a -170 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Winnipeg Jets host the Minnesota Wild at 8:07 p.m. ET as a -155 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Colorado Avalanche play at home against the Vancouver Canucks at 9:07  p.m. ET as a -148 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Vegas Golden Knights are at home against the Nashville Predators at 10:07 p.m. ET as a -142 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Los Angeles Kings host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 10:37 p.m. ET as a -258 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has 13 games on national television. Villanova plays at home against Butler on FS1 at 6:30 p.m. ET as a 6-point favorite, with the total set at 141. Four more NCAAB games on national television tip off at 7 p.m. ET. North Carolina State is at home against Syracuse on ESPN2 as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 151.5. Central Florida plays at West Virginia on ESPNU as a 3-point road favorite with a total of 143. Texas A&M hosts Arkansas on ESPN as a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145.5. Massachusetts plays at home against VCU as a 3-point favorite with a total of 144.5. Connecticut plays at Creighton on FS1 at 8:30 p.m. ET as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 145. Four more NCAAB games on national television start at 9 p.m. ET. BYU is at home against Baylor on ESPN as a 4-point favorite with a total of 155. Utah State hosts San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 143.5. Texas Tech plays at home against TCU on ESPN2 as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 147.5. Wisconsin is at home against Maryland on Peacock as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 130.5. Boise State hosts San Jose State on FS1 at 10:30 p.m. ET as a 15.5-point favorite with a total of 141.5. Two more games on national television conclude the NCAAB card. Saint Mary’s plays at home against San Francisco on ESPN2 as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 133. Nevada is at home against Wyoming on the CBS Sports Network as a 14-point favorite with a total of 144.5. Matchweek 25 in the English Premier League continues with one match. Manchester City hosts Brentford on the USA Network at 2:30 p.m. ET as a -2 goal-line favorite with an over/under of 3.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League continues with two first-leg matches in the Round of 16 at 3 PM ET. PSV Eindhoven plays at home against Borussia Dortmund as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with a total of 3. Inter Milan is at home against Atletico Madrid on CBS as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

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