Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NCAAB and NHL Previews and Odds - 01/20/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features NBA, NHL, and NCAAB action.

Three games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Two games tip-off the card at 7:40 PM ET. New York plays at home against New Orleans as a 2.5-point favorite, with the total set at 211 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Phoenix visits Dallas in the opening game of a doubleheader on TNT as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 213. Golden State hosts Indiana in the nightcap on TNT as an 11-point favorite with a total of 216.

The National Hockey League has nine games on its slate. Four games drop the puck at 7:08 PM ET. Boston plays at home against Washington as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Dallas travels to Buffalo as a -175 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Philadelphia is at home against Columbus as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Pittsburgh hosts Ottawa as a -280 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Nashville hosts Winnipeg at 8:08 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Florida plays at Edmonton at 9:08 PM ET as a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Colorado visits Los Angeles on ESPN at 9:38 PM ET as a -190 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Two more games conclude the NHL card at 10:08 PM ET. Seattle is at home against San Jose as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Vegas hosts Montreal as a -360 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Twelve games are on national television in college basketball. Providence plays at home against Georgetown on FS1 at 5 PM ET as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 145. Five more games begin at 7 PM ET. Purdue is at Indiana on FS1 as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 144. Belmont travels to Morehead State on ESPN News as a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 141. Western Kentucky plays at Florida Atlantic on the CBS Sports Network as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 144. North Texas hosts Charlotte on ESPNU as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 126.5. Memphis is at home against SMU on ESPN2 as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 152.5. 

Three NCAAB televised games start at 9 PM ET. Connecticut visits Butler on FS1 as an 8-point road favorite with a total of 127. Cincinnati is at home against Tulsa on ESPNU as an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 133.5. Saint Mary’s plays at home against Santa Clara on the CBS Sports Network as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 138.5. 

Three more televised games complete the NCAAB card at 11 PM ET. Arizona travels to Stanford on ESPNU as a 9-point road favorite with an over/under of 151. UCLA is at Utah on FS1 as a 9.5-point road favorite with a total of 144. Gonzaga plays at home against San Francisco on the CBS Sports Network as a 16-point favorite at William Hill with an over/under of 160.5.

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