Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NCAA Basketball, NHL and EPL Odds and Previews - 02/27/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, the NHL, and the English Premier League. 

The college basketball card tips off at noon ET. Texas Tech hosts Texas on ESPN. The Red Raiders are ranked 18th by the Associated Press, and the Longhorns are 14th in the latest AP poll. Texas Tech is a 3.5-point favorite. Michigan travels to Indiana on CBS with the third-ranked Wolverines an 8-point road favorite with the total set at 138.5. Georgetown visits DePaul on FS1 as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 142. Liberty plays at Bellarmine on ESPNU as a 3-point road favorite with a total of 129.5. 

Wisconsin plays at home against Illinois on ESPN at 2 PM ET. The Badgers rank 23rd by the AP, with the Fighting Illini ranking 5th. Wisconsin is a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 135.5. Arkansas is at home against LSU on ESPN2, with the 20th ranked Razorbacks a 5-point favorite with the total at 161. Arizona hosts Washington on CBS as a 13.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145.5. Davidson hosts VCU on ESPNU as a 3-point favorite with a total of 133. Rice is at Louisiana Tech on the CBS Sports Network in a rematch of their Friday game. UConn is at home against Marquette on Fox at 2:30 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 135. 

Oklahoma plays at home against Oklahoma State on ABC at 3 PM ET. The seventh-ranked Sooners are a 5-point favorite with a total of 139.

West Virginia hosts Kansas State on ESPN2 at 4 PM ET with the tenth-ranked Mountaineers a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. Florida State travels to North Carolina on ESPN with the 11th-ranked Seminoles a 3-point road favorite with a total of 150.5. San Diego State hosts Boise State on the CBS Sports Network as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 136.5. Oregon visits California on FS1 as a 9.5-point road favorite with a total of 133. Central Florida is at home against Temple on ESPNU as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 136.5. Kentucky plays at home against Florida on CBS as a 2.5-point favorite as a 2.5-point favorite with the total set at 141.

Creighton travels to Xavier on Fox at 5 PM ET. The 13th-ranked Bluejays are a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 148.5. 

Duke is at home against Louisville on ESPN at 6 PM with the Blue Devils a 5.5-point favorite with the total at 142.5. TCU visits Iowa State on ESPNU in a pick ‘em matchup with an over/under of 140.5. Loyola-Chicago hosts Southern Illinois on ESPN2 with the 21st-ranked Ramblers playing the Salukis in a rematch of their Friday contest. Northern Iowa is at Illinois State on the CBS Sports Network in a rematch of their Friday encounter. 

Baylor plays at Kansas on ESPN at 8 PM ET. The Bears are ranked second in the nation, with the Jayhawks ranked 17th. Baylor is a 5-point road favorite with the total at 142. USC visits Utah on ESPN2 with the 19th-ranked Trojans a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 137.5. North Carolina AT&T is at home against North Carolina Central on ESPNU as a 3.5-point favorite with the total of 138. 

Gonzaga hosts Loyola-Marymount on ESPN at 10 PM ET. The number one-ranked Bulldogs are a 25-point favorite with an over/under of 153. BYU plays at home against Saint Mary’s on ESPNU as an 8-point favorite with the total at 129.5. Colorado is at home against UCLA on ESPN2 as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 136.5.

Seven games are on the NBA docket. Dallas plays at Brooklyn on ABC at 8:30 PM ET. The Mavericks come off a 111-097 loss at Philadelphia as a 4.5-point underdog on Thursday. The Nets have won seven straight with their 129-92 victory against Orlando as an 8.5-point favorite on Thursday.

The NHL has 14 games on the Saturday slate. Three games begin the schedule at 1 PM ET. The NHL card concludes at 10:30 PM ET with Saint Louis playing at San Jose State as a -160 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5. None of the NHL games are on national television. 

Matchweek 26 of the English Premier League begins on Saturday with four matches. Manchester City plays at home against West Ham United on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -1.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Brighton and Hove Albion visits West Brom Albion on the NBC Sports Network at 10 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line road favored with a total of 2.25. Leeds United hosts Aston Villa on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Wolverhampton plays at Newcastle United on the NBC Peacock app at 3 PM ET as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with the total set at 2.25.

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