Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/23/2023

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, and NCAAB. 

The National Basketball Association has seven games on its docket. Two games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Milwaukee Bucks visit Detroit to play the Pistons as an 11-point road favorite (all odds from DraftKings). The Boston Celtics play at Orlando against the Magic as a 7.5-point road favorite. Two more NBA games start at 8:10 PM ET. The Chicago Bulls host the Atlanta Hawks as a 1-point favorite with the total set at 238. The Minnesota Timberwolves are in Houston to play the Rockets as a 6.5-point road favorite. 

The Utah Jazz play at home against the Charlotte Hornets at 9:10 PM ET as an 8-point favorite. The Portland Trail Blazers are at home against the San Antonio Spurs at 10:10 PM ET as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 240.5. The Memphis Grizzlies travel to Sacramento to play the Kings at 10:40 PM ET as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 243.5. 

The National Hockey League has four games on its slate. Two games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The New York Rangers host the Florida Panthers as a -140 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Toronto Maple Leafs play at home against the New York Islanders as a -230 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Dallas Stars are at home against the Buffalo Sabres at 8:37 PM ET as a -175 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Calgary Flames host the Columbus Blue Jackets at 9:37 PM ET as a -365 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

The college basketball schedule has five games on national television. Two NCAAB games begin at 7 PM ET. Virginia Tech plays at home against Duke on ESPN. The Hokies are on a two-game losing streak after a 51-50 loss at Clemson as a pick ‘em on Saturday. The Blue Devils won their third game in their last four games in a 68-66 victory against Miami (FL) as a 5.5-point favorite on Saturday. Virginia Tech is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 138.

Colgate plays at Boston University on the CBS Sports Network. The Raiders are on an eight-game winning streak after their 62-61 victory against American on Saturday. The Terriers ended their four-game losing streak with their 66-53 victory against Loyola-Maryland as a 6.5-point favorite on Saturday. Colgate is a 5-point road favorite with a total of 144.

Norfolk State visits Morgan State on ESPNU at 7:30 PM ET. The Spartans won their fourth game in their last five games with a 96-65 victory at Coppin State as a 4.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Bears had their six-game winning streak end in an 88-55 loss at Howard as a 4-point underdog on Saturday. Norfolk State is a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 143.5. 

Two more NCAAB games on national television start at 9 PM ET. Baylor is at home against Kansas on ESPN. The Bears are on a four-game winning streak after a 62-60 victory at Oklahoma as a 2.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Jayhawks have lost two games in a row after their 83-60 loss to TCU as a 7-point favorite on Saturday. Baylor is a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 149. 

Nevada hosts New Mexico on the CBS Sports Network at 9 PM ET. The Wolf Pack lost their second game in their last three games after a 77-62 loss at Boise State as a 6-point underdog last Tuesday. The Lobos are on a four-game winning streak after an 81-79 victory as a 2.5-point favorite on  Friday. Nevada is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147.5.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

© 2023 Al McMordie's BigAl.com. All Rights Reserved.