Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/25/2023

by Big Al Staff

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

The National Basketball Association has ten games on its docket. The Orlando Magic host the Indiana Pacers at 7:10 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite, with the total set at 233 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Philadelphia 76ers play at home against the Brooklyn Nets on ESPN at 7:40 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite. Four more NBA games tip off at 8:10 PM ET. The Washington Wizards travel to Houston to play the Rockets as a 3-point road favorite. The Milwaukee Bucks are at home against the Denver Nuggets as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 231.5. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Minnesota Timberwolves as a 2-point favorite with a total of 231.5. The Oklahoma City Thunder play at home as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 236.5. 

Three NBA games start at 10:10 PM ET. The Golden State Warriors are at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on ESPN as a 3-point favorite. The Portland Trail Blazers host the Utah Jazz as a 4-point favorite with a total of 237.5. The Sacramento Kings play at home against the Toronto Raptors as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 239. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against the San Antonio Spurs at 10:40 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 243. 

The National Hockey League has five games on its slate. Two NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Ottawa Senators host the New York Islanders on TNT as a -120 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Toronto Maple Leafs play at home against the New York Rangers as a -155 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

The Dallas Stars are at home against the Carolina Hurricanes at 8:37 PM ET with both teams priced at -110 with an over/under of 6. The Edmonton Oilers host the Columbus Blue Jackets on TNT at 9:37 PM ET as a -380 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Seattle Kraken play at home against the Vancouver Canucks at 10:07 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with an over/u under of 6.5. 

The college basketball schedule has ten games on national television. UConn is at home against Xavier on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 51.5. Four more NCAAB games begin at 7 PM ET. Texas Tech hosts West Virginia on ESPNU as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 140.5. Northwestern visits Nebraska on FS2 as a 2-point road favorite with a total of 130. Florida plays at home against South Carolina on ESPN2 as a 17-point favorite with an over/under of 134. Dayton is on the road against Rhode Island on the CBS Sports Network as a 9-point road favorite with a total of 130. 

Providence hosts Butler on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5. Three more NCAAB games tip off at 9 PM ET. Arkansas plays at home against Texas A&M on ESPN2 as a 5-point favorite with a total of 137.5. Wichita State is at home against Tulane on ESPNU in a pick ‘em contest with an over/under of 146.5. Creighton hosts St. John’s on the CBS Sports Network as a 9.5-point favorite with a total of 152. San Diego State plays at home against Utah State on the CBS Sports Network at 11 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 143.

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