Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/07/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features NBA, NHL, and CBB action.

Nine games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Philadelphia is at home against San Antonio at 7:10 PM ET as a 6-point favorite, with the total set at 219 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Two games tip-off at 7:40 PM ET. Utah visits Toronto as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 224. 

The first game of an ESPN doubleheader has Brooklyn hosting Milwaukee at 7:40 PM ET. The Nets ended a three-game losing streak with a 129-121 victory at Indiana as an 8.5-point favorite on Wednesday. They improved their record to 24-12 on the season. The Bucks are on a two-game losing streak after their 117-111 upset loss to Toronto as a 3-point favorite on Wednesday. Milwaukee had been on a six-game winning streak before their two-game slide. Their record dropped to 25-15 with the loss. Brooklyn is a 4.5-point favorite at BetRivers. 

Three more NBA games start at 8:10 PM ET. Chicago is at home against Washington as a 7-point favorite with a total of 219.5. Dallas travels to Houston as a 2-point road favorite at BetRivers. Minnesota plays at Oklahoma City as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 214.5. Denver hosts Sacramento at 9:10 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with a total of 222.5. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. Cleveland visits Portland as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 215.5. 

The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against Atlanta in the nightcap on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET. The Lakers are on a three-game winning streak after their 122-114 victory against Sacramento as a 6.5-point favorite on Tuesday. They improved their record to 20-19 with the win. The Hawks won their second game in their last three with a 108-120 victory at Sacramento as a 2-point favorite on Wednesday. Atlanta has a 17-20 record. Los Angeles is a 2-point favorite with a total of 225.

The National Hockey League has two games on its slate. Carolina plays at home against Calgary at 7:08 PM ET as a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. St. Louis hosts Washington at 8:08 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Nineteen games are on the college basketball card involving Division I teams. Five games are on national television. Two games tip-off at 6:30 PM ET. Marquette travels to Georgetown on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 153. Ohio plays at home against Kent State on the CBS Sports Network as a 7-point favorite with a total of 132.5. 

Two more NCAAB games start at 7 PM ET. Harvard hosts Brown on ESPNU as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5. Detroit Mercy is at home against Milwaukee on ESPN2 as a 4-point favorite with a total of 137.5. Xavier plays at Butler on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 130.5. 

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