Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA and NHL Previews and Odds - 03/23/2021

by Big Al Staff

Six games are on the NBA docket. The card tips off at 7 PM ET with Denver visiting Orlando. The Nuggets had their three-game winning streak end at home against New Orleans, 113-108, as a 6.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Magic have lost ten of eleven games after their 112-96 loss at Boston as a 9-point underdog on Sunday. Denver is a 7.5-point road favorite with the total set at 216.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

New York hosts Washington at 7:30 PM ET. The Knicks lost for the third time in four games with a 101-100 loss to Philadelphia as a 1-point underdog on Sunday. The Wizards lost their sixth game in their last seven with a 113-106 loss at Brooklyn as a 9-point underdog on Sunday. New York is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 225. 

New Orleans plays at home against the Los Angeles Lakers in the first game in a TNT doubleheader at 7:35 PM ET. The Pelicans have won three of their last five games after upsetting the Nuggets in Denver, 113-108, as a 6.5-point underdog on Sunday. The Lakers have lost two games in a row with LeBron James now on the shelf with Anthony Davis with their 111-94 loss at Phoenix as a 10-point underdog on Sunday. New Orleans is a 6-point favorite with a total of 221.5.

Phoenix visits Miami at 8 PM ET. The Suns won their third game in their last four with their 111-94 win against the Lakers on Sunday. The Heat were upset for the third straight game with a 109-106 loss to Indiana as a 3-point favorite on Sunday.

Brooklyn travels to Portland at 10 PM ET. The Nets won their seventh game in their last eight with their 113-106 victory against Washington on Sunday. The Trail Blazers had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 132-92 loss to Dallas as a 2-point underdog on Sunday.

The nightcap on TNT has Golden State playing at home against Philadelphia. The Warriors had their two-game winning streak end in a 111-103 loss at Memphis as a 6.5-point underdog on Saturday. The 76ers won for the eighth time in their last nine games with their 101-100 victory at New York on Sunday. 

Five games are on the NHL schedule. Philadelphia is at home against New Jersey on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Flyers have lost four of their last six games after their 2-1 loss in overtime to the New York Islanders on Sunday. The Devils have won three of their last four games with a 2-1 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday. Philadelphia is a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.

Florida visits Chicago at 8 PM ET. The Panthers have lost two of three with their 5-3 loss at Tampa Bay on Sunday. The Blackhawks lost their fourth game in a row with their 4-1 defeat at Tampa Bay on Saturday.  Florida is a -140 money line road favorite with the total at 6. 

Nashville is at home against Detroit at 8 PM ET. The Predators won their third game in their last four games with their 4-3 win at Dallas on Sunday. The Red Wings lost to Dallas on Saturday, 3-0. Nashville is a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Tampa Bay plays at Dallas at 8:30 PM ET. The Lightning won their fourth game in a row with their 5-3 victory against Florida on Sunday. The Stars have lost three of their last four with their 4-3 loss to Nashville. Tampa Bay is a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

Arizona hosts Colorado at 10 PM ET. The Avalanche defeated the Coyotes on Monday by a 5-1 score. 

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