Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA and NHL Previews and Odds - 03/26/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in the NBA and the NHL.

Eleven games are on the NBA docket. The card tips off at 7 PM ET with Brooklyn visiting Detroit. The Nets come off a 118-88 loss at Utah as a 13-point underdog on Wednesday. The Pistons have lost six of their last eight games after a 116-111 loss at Indiana as a 7.5-point underdog on Wednesday.

Milwaukee hosts Boston in the opening game of an ESPN doubleheader at 7:30 PM ET. The Bucks won their eighth straight game with a 121-119 win against the Celtics as a 7-point favorite on Wednesday. Boston has lost five of their last six games. Milwaukee is a 5.5-point favorite with the total set at 233 (all odds from BetOnline).

Phoenix visits Toronto at 7:30 PM ET. The Suns had their three-game winning streak end with a 112-111 upset loss at Toronto as a 9.5-point favorite on Wednesday. The Raptors snapped their nine-game losing streak with a 135-111 upset win against Denver as a 1.5-point underdog. Phoenix is a 4.5-point road favorite. 

Denver travels to New Orleans at 8 PM ET. The Nuggets have lost two of three with their upset loss at Toronto on Wednesday. The Pelicans have won four of six with their 128-111 win against the Lakers as a 5-point favorite on Tuesday. Denver is a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 231.5. 

Minnesota plays at home against Houston at 8 PM ET. The Timberwolves have lost three in a row with their 128-108 loss to Denver as an 8.5-point underdog on Wednesday. The Rockets have lost 21 of their last 22 games after a 122-97 setback to Charlotte as a 4-point underdog on Wednesday. Minnesota is a 3.5-point favorite. 

Portland plays at Orlando at 8 PM ET. The Trail Blazers come off a 125-122 win at Miami as a 2.5-point favorite on Thursday. The Magic come off a 112-111 upset win at Phoenix as a 9.5-point underdog on Wednesday. Portland is a 1-point road favorite. 

Miami visits Charlotte at 8 PM ET. The Heat lost their fifth in a row with their loss to the Trail Blazers last night. The Hornets have won two in a row with their 122-97 victory at Houston as a 4-point favorite on Wednesday. 

Dallas is at home against Indiana at 8:30 PM ET. The Mavericks have won three of four with their 128-108 victory at Minnesota on Wednesday. The Pacers won their third in four games with their 116-111 victory against Detroit on Wednesday. Dallas is a 4.5-point favorite with the total at 227.

Utah hosts Memphis at 9 PM ET. The Jazz won their third in a row with their 30-point win against Brooklyn on Wednesday. The Grizzlies are on a three-game winning streak after a 116-107 victory at Oklahoma City as a 7-point favorite on Wednesday. Utah is a 9.5-point with an over/under of 226.5.

Atlanta visits Golden State in the nightcap on ESPN at 10 PM ET. The Hawks have lost two in a row after their 110-108 upset loss at Sacramento as a 3-point favorite on Wednesday. The Warriors lost their third straight with their blowout loss to Sacramento last night. Atlanta is a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 220.5. 

Cleveland visits the Los Angeles Lakers at 10:30 PM ET. The Cavaliers won their second game in their last three games with a 103-94 upset victory at Chicago as a 7.5-point underdog on Wednesday. The Lakers lost their fourth straight game with a 109-101 loss to Philadelphia as a 6-point underdog on Thursday. 

Four games are on the NHL schedule. The slate begins at 7 PM ET, with Washington hosting New Jersey as a -193 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. St. Louis plays at home against Anaheim at 8 PM ET as a -210 money line favorite with the total at 5.5. Arizona is at home against San Jose at 10 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Calgary is the home team against Winnipeg at 10 PM ET as a -118 money line favorite with a total of 6.

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