Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAA Basketball Previews and Odds - 03/24/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in the NBA, the NHL, and college basketball.

Eleven games are on the NBA docket. The card tips off at 7 PM ET with Detroit playing at Indiana. Denver visits Toronto at 7:30 PM ET.

An NBA doubleheader on ESPN begins at 7:30 PM ET with Boston visiting Milwaukee. The Celtics have lost four of their last five games after their 132-126 loss at Memphis as a 4.5-point favorite on Monday. The Bucks have won seven games in a row with their 140-113 win against Indiana as a 7-point favorite on Monday.

At 8 PM ET, Orlando plays at home against Philadelphia. Dallas travels to Minnesota as an 8-point road favorite with an over/under of 230. Chicago hosts Cleveland as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 218. Charlotte travels to Houston. Memphis visits Oklahoma City. At 8:30 PM ET, the Los Angeles Clippers play at San Antonio. At 10 PM ET, Sacramento is at home against Atlanta.

The NBA card concludes with the nightcap on ESPN featuring Utah playing at home against Brooklyn at 10 PM ET. The Nets have won seven of their last eight games after their 113-106 win against Washington as a 9-point favorite on Sunday. The Jazz have won three of their last four games after their 120-95 win at Chicago as a 9.5-point favorite on Monday.

Six games are the NHL schedule. The slate begins at 5 PM ET with Calgary visiting Ottawa. The Flames are a -170 money line road favorite with the total set at 6 (all odds from BetOnline).

A tripleheader on the NBC Sports Network begins at 5:30 PM ET with Minnesota hosting Anaheim. The Wild have won sixth of eight after a 2-1 victory against the Ducks on Monday. The setback was Anaheim's sixth loss in their last seven. Minnesota is a -237 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Pittsburgh plays at home against Buffalo on the NBC Sports Network at 8 PM ET. The Penguins have lost three of their last four games after a 2-1 loss to New Jersey on Sunday. The Sabres are on a 14-game losing streak after getting beat on the road by the New York Rangers, 5-3, on Monday. Pittsburgh is a -265 money line favorite with a total of 6.

The NHL concludes at 10:30 PM ET with San Jose at home against the Los Angeles Kings on the NBC Sports Network. The Sharks ended a four-game losing streak with a 2-1 win against the Kings on Monday. Los Angeles has lost two of their last three games. San Jose is a -188 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Coastal Carolina battles Pepperdine in the Championship Game in the College Basketball Invitational at 8 PM ET. The Chanticleers advanced to the finals with a 77-72 victory in overtime against Stetson as a 7.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Waves defeated Bellarmine, 82-71, as a 4.5-point favorite, in the other semifinal game on Tuesday. Pepperdine is a 5-point favorite with a total of 156. The Oceans Center at Daytona Beach is the site for this tournament. This game is not on national television.

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