Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/13/2022

by Big Al Staff

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

Five games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. The TNT Thursday doubleheader tips off at 7:40 PM ET with the Milwaukee Bucks playing at home against the Golden State Warriors. The Bucks lost their fourth game in their last five with their 103-99 upset loss at Charlotte as a 2.5-point favorite on Monday. Their record dropped to 26-17 with the loss to the Hornets. The Warriors lost their third game in their last four with their 116-108 upset loss at Memphis as a 2-point favorite on Tuesday. Golden State has a 30-10 record. Milwaukee is a 2-point favorite (all odds from DraftKings). 

Two more NBA games begin at 8:10 PM ET. Memphis is at home against Minnesota as a 5-point favorite. New Orleans hosts Los Angeles against the Clippers as a 3-point favorite. Brooklyn plays at home against Oklahoma City at 8:40 PM ET as a 10-point favorite. 

The nightcap on TNT has the Denver Nuggets at home against the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:10 PM ET. The Nuggets’ two-game winning streak ended with an 87-85 upset loss in Los Angeles against the Clippers as a 3-point favorite on Tuesday. Their record dropped to 20-19 with the loss. The Trail Blazers are on a two-game winning streak after their 114-108 upset victory against Brooklyn as a 9-point underdog on Monday. Portland improved their record to 16-24. Denver is a 9.5-point favorite. 

The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. The puck drops for three games at 7:08 PM ET. Tampa Bay plays at home against Vancouver as a -250 money line favorite with the total set at 6. Carolina is at home against Columbus as a -230 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

The Boston Bruins host the Philadelphia Flyers on ESPN at 7:08 PM ET. The Bruins won their fifth game in their last six with their 7-3 victory at Washington on Monday. Their record improved to 19-11-2 with the win. The Flyers are on a five-game losing streak with their 3-2 loss to San Jose on Saturday. Philadelphia’s record fell to 13-15-7 with the loss. Boston is a -250 money line favorite with a total of 6.

Two more NHL games start at 7:38 PM ET. The New York Islanders are at home against New Jersey as a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Winnipeg visits Detroit as a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Two games begin at 8:08 PM ET. St. Louis is at home against Seattle as a -230 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Nashville plays at home against Buffalo as a -300 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Chicago hosts Montreal at 8:38 PM ET as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Calgary plays at home against Ottawa at 9:38 PM ET as a -240 money line favorite with a total of 6. Two NHL games conclude the card at 10:38 PM ET. Pittsburgh travels to Los Angeles as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The New York Rangers play at San Jose as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Fifteen games are on national television in college basketball. Two games tip-off at 5 PM ET. Seton Hall travels to DePaul on FS1 as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 144.5. Washington State is at home against Stanford on ESPNU as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 136.5. Four games are on national television at 7 PM ET. Wisconsin hosts Ohio State on ESPN2 as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. Georgetown plays at home against Butler on FS1 as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 137.5. Louisiana Tech is at home against Southern Mississippi on the CBS Sports Network as an 18.5-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5. UNC-Asheville travels to Winthrop on ESPNU.

Four more NCAA-B games are on national television at 9 PM ET. SIU-Edwardsville is at Eastern Illinois on ESPNU as a 6-point road favorite with a total of 131.5. Western Kentucky plays at home against Rice on the CBS Sports Network as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 153.5. South Alabama hosts Georgia State on ESPN2 as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 146. Iowa is at home against Indiana on FS1 as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 150. UCLA plays home against Oregon on ESPN at 9:30 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite with a total of 142.

Four NCAA-B conclude the card at 11 PM ET. Gonzaga hosts BYU on ESPN as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 153. USC is at home against Oregon State on ESPNU as a 15.5-point favorite with a total of 141. Arizona plays at home against Colorado on FS1 as a 16-point favorite with an over/under of 150. San Francisco hosts Loyola-Marymount on the CBS Sports Network as a 9.5-point favorite with a total of 136.5.

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