Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NCAA Basketball, and NHL Previews and Odds - 03/11/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, and the NHL.

The busy conference tournament college basketball card tips off at 11 AM ET with Toledo playing Ball State as a 2-point favorite with the total set at 154.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

Villanova plays Georgetown on FS1 at noon ET. The Wildcats are ranked 14th nationally by the Associated Press, and they are an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 141. Virginia battles Syracuse on ESPN2. The Cavaliers are ranked 16th by the AP, and they are a 5-point favorite with the total at 133. Temple faces South Florida on ESPNU as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 131.

Baylor plays Kansas State on ESPN at 2 PM ET. The second-ranked Bears are a 19.5-point favorite, with the total at 136.5. Georgia Tech faces Miami (FL) on ESPN2 as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. 

San Diego State goes against Wyoming on the CBS Sports Network at 3 PM ET. The 19th-ranked Aztecs are a 14.5-point favorite with total at 142. Seton Hall faces St. John’s on FS1 as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 151. Tulsa plays Tulane on ESPNU as a 3-point favorite with the total set at 127. 

Boise State battles Nevada on the CBS Sports Network as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 146.5 at 5:30 PM ET. Creighton plays Butler on FS1. The 17th-ranked Bluejays are a 10-point favorite, with the total at 135.5. 

Kansas faces off against Oklahoma on ESPN2 at 6:30 PM ET. The 11th-ranked Jayhawks are a 2.5-point favorite against the 25th-ranked Sooners with an over/under of 138. Florida State plays Duke on ESPN. The 15th-ranked Seminoles are a 3-point favorite with a total of 153.5. Central Florida battles East Carolina on ESPNU as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 134.5 at 7 PM ET.

North Carolina battles 22nd-ranked Virginia Tech on ESPN as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 140 at 9 PM ET. Utah State faces UNLV on the CBS Sports Network as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 136. UConn plays DePaul on FS1 as a 13-point favorite with a total of 134.5. Texas Tech goes against Texas on ESPN2 at 9:30 PM ET. The 20th-ranked Red Raiders are a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 135.5 against the 13th-ranked Longhorns. 

Colorado goes against California on ESPN at 11:30 PM ET. The Buffaloes are ranked 23rd nationally by the AP, and they are 16-point favorites with an over/under of 134. Colorado State battles Fresno State on the CBS Sports Network as a 9-point favorite with the total at 138. 

Ten games are on the NBA docket. A TNT doubleheader tips off at 7:35 PM ET with Brooklyn hosting Boston. The Nets return from the All-Star break with ten victories in their last eleven games after a 132-114 win at Houston as an 11-point favorite on March 3rd. The Celtics won their fourth game in a row with a 133-125 victory against Toronto on March 4th. Brooklyn is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 234.5.

Golden State travels to Los Angeles to face the Clippers in the TNT nightcap. The Warriors have lost three in a row after their 120-98 loss at Phoenix as a 13.5-point underdog on March 4th. The Clippers have lost three straight and five of seven after their 119-117 upset loss at Washington as an 8.5-point favorite on March 4th. 

Ten games are on the NHL card. Seven games start things off at 7 PM ET. The schedule concludes at 9 PM ET with Calgary hosting Montreal as a -109 money line favorite with the total set at 5.5. None of the games are on national television.  

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