Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/30/2023

by Big Al Staff

Monday, Jan 30, 2023
The Monday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, and NCAAB. 

The National Basketball Association has eight games on its docket. The Philadelphia 76ers host the Orlando Magic at 7:10 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite (all odds from DraftKings). The Brooklyn Nets play at home against the Los Angeles Lakers as an 8.5-point favorite. 

Three NBA games tip off at 8:10 PM ET. The Minnesota Timberwolves are at home against the Sacramento Kings as a 1-point favorite, with the total set at 236.5. The Golden State Warriors travel to Oklahoma City to play the Thunder as a 3-point road favorite. The Washington Wizards play at San Antonio against the Spurs as a 5-point road favorite. The Dallas Mavericks host the Detroit Pistons at 8:40 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite.

The Phoenix Suns play at home against the Toronto Raptors at 9:10 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite. The Portland Trail Blazers are at home against the Atlanta Hawks at 10:10 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite.  

The National Hockey League has one game on its slate. The Winnipeg Jets play at home against the St. Louis Blues at 8:07 PM ET as a -205 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

The college basketball schedule has six games on national television. Three games on national television tip-off at 7 PM ET. Virginia visits Syracuse on ESPN. The Cavaliers are on a six-game winning streak after their 76-57 victory against Boston College as a 14-point favorite on Saturday. The Orange lost for the third time in their last four games in an 85-70 loss at Virginia Tech as a 6.5-point underdog on Saturday. Virginia is a 5-point favorite with a total of 132.5. 

Colgate hosts Loyola-Maryland on the CBS Sports Network. The Raiders are on a ten-game winning streak after a 69-57 victory against Lafayette on Saturday. The Greyhounds ended a three-game losing streak in an 80-66 victory against Bucknell as a 1-point favorite on Saturday. Colgate is a 17.5-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5. 

Norfolk State plays at home against North Carolina Central on ESPNU. The Spartans won for the second time in their last three games in an 82-68 victory against South Carolina State as a 15-point favorite on Saturday. The Eagles are on a two-game losing streak after a 71-67 loss at Howard on Saturday. Norfolk State is a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 140. 

Three more NCAAB games on national television begin at 9 PM ET. Texas is at home against Baylor on ESPN. The Longhorns were on a two-game winning streak before losing at Tennessee, 82-71, as a 5.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Bears are on a six-game winning streak after their 67-64 victory against Arkansas as a 6.5-point favorite on Saturday. Texas is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 149.5. 

Texas Tech hosts Iowa State on ESPN2. The Red Raiders ended an eight-game losing streak with a 76-68 victory at LSU as a 2.5-point favorite on Saturday. The Cyclones lost for the second time in their last three games in a 78-61 loss at Missouri as a pick ‘em. This contest is a pick ‘em game with a total of 130. 

Southern University plays at home against Jackson State on ESPNU. The Jaguars won for the seventh time in their last eight games in an 80-68 victory against Alcorn State as a 5-point favorite on Saturday. The Tigers’ two-game winning streak ended in a 78-66 loss at Grambling as a 6.5-pint underdog on Saturday. Southern is an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 147.  

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