Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, EPL, NHL and NCAA Basketball Previews and Odds - 03/13/2021

by Big Al Staff

The college basketball card tips off at 11:30 AM ET with Hartford playing UMass-Lowell on ESPN2 in the America East championship game as a 3-point favorite with the total set at 135 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Michigan plays Ohio State in the Big Ten semifinals on CBS at 1 PM ET. The Wolverines are ranked fourth by the Associated Press, while the Buckeyes are ranked ninth. Michigan is a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 145. Norfolk State battles Morgan State on ESPN2 in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic championship game as a 2-point favorite with a total of 145. Alabama faces Tennessee on ESPN in the semifinals of the SEC tournament. The sixth-ranked Crimson Tide are a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 138.5.

Wichita State goes against Cincinnati on ESPN2 at 3 PM ET in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference tournament as a 4-point favorite with the total at 144. Arkansas plays LSU on ESPN in the semifinals of the SEC tournament. The eighth-ranked Razorbacks are a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 162.5. Illinois battles Iowa in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament. The Fighting Illini are ranked third by the AP, with the Hawkeyes ranked fifth. Illinois is a 4-point favorite with a total set at 158.

Houston places Memphis on ESPN2 at 4 PM ET in the semifinals of the American Athletic Association tournament. The seventh-ranked Cougars are a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 133. 

Utah State faces San Diego State on CBS at 6 PM ET in the Mountain West Conference championship game. The Aztecs are ranked 19th by the AP. Oklahoma State plays Texas in the Big 12 championship game on ESPN. The Cowboys are ranked 12th by the AP, with the Longhorns ranked 13th. Texas is a 1.5-point favorite, with the total at 145. Texas Southern battles Prairie View A&M on ESPNU in the SWAC championship game. At 6:30 PM ET, Creighton goes against Georgetown on Fox in the Big East championship game. The 17th-ranked Bluejays are an 8-point favorite, with the total at 144.5.

Buffalo plays Ohio on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET in the Mid-American Conference championship game as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 156.5. At 8 PM ET, Eastern Washington faces Montana State on ESPNU in the Big Sky championship game as a 7-point favorite with the total at 150. 

Florida State battles Georgia Tech on ESPN at 8:30 PM ET in the ACC championship game. The 15th-ranked Seminoles are a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 149. Western Kentucky goes against North Texas on the CBS Sports Network at 9 PM ET in the Conference USA championship game as a 1-point favorite with the total at 128.5. Abilene Christian faces Nicholls State on ESPNU at 9:30 PM ET in the Southland championship game.

Colorado plays Oregon State on ESPN in the Pac-12 championship game at 10:30 PM ET. The Buffaloes are ranked 23rd by the AP. UC-Irvine battles UC-Santa Barbara on ESPN2 in the Big West championship game at 11:30 PM ET. 

Eight games are on the NBA docket. The card tips off at 2 PM ET with New York playing at Oklahoma City. The slate concludes at 10 PM ET with Dallas playing at Denver and Phoenix hosting Indiana as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 221. None of the games are on national television.

Twelve games are on the NHL slate. The schedule begins at 1 PM ET, with Boston playing at home against the New York Rangers as a -180 money line favorite with the total at 5.5. Two games end the slate at 10 PM ET, with Edmonton playing at Vancouver and San Jose visiting Anaheim. None of the games are on national television. 

Matchweek 28 in the English Premier League continues with four matches. Chelsea visits Leeds United on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -0.75 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.75. Crystal Palace hosts West Bromwich Albion on the NBC Sports Network at 10 AM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2. Everton is at home against Burnley on the NBC Peacock app at 12:30 PM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25. Manchester City travels to Fulham on the NBC Peacock app at 3 PM ET as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.75. 

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