Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 03/16/2023

by Big Al Staff

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

The National Basketball Association has five games on its docket. The Denver Nuggets visit Detroit to play the Pistons at 7:10 PM ET as a 12.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 228.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Two more NBA games tip off at 7:40 PM ET. The Brooklyn Nets host the Sacramento Kings as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 237.5. The Toronto Raptors play at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 230.5. 

The Milwaukee Bucks are at home against the Indiana Pacers at 8:10 PM ET as a 13.5-point favorite. The Phoenix Suns host the Orlando Magic at 10:10 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 228. 

The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. Four NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Colorado Avalanche travel to Ottawa to play the Senators as a -140 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Florida Panthers play at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -360 money-line favorite with an over/under of 7. The New York Rangers are at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins as a -140 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils host the Tampa Bay Lightning as a -130 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. 

Two NHL games start at 8:07 PM ET. The Boston Bruins play in Winnipeg against the Jets as a -170 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Nashville Predators are at home against the Chicago Blackhawks as a -260 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Edmonton Oilers play at home against the Dallas Stars at 9:07 PM ET as a -135 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

Two NHL games begin at 10:07 PM ET. The Vegas Golden Knights host the Calgary Flames as a -120 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Vancouver Canucks visit Arizona to play the Coyotes as a -145 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Two more games complete the NHL card at 10:37 PM ET. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the Columbus Bluejackets as a -280 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Seattle Kraken are in San Jose against the Sharks as a -155 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5.

The first round of the NCAA tournament begins with 16 games. West Virginia plays Maryland on CBS at 12:15 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5. Virginia battles Furman on truTV at 12:40 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 132. Utah State goes against Missouri on TNT at 1:40 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 155.5. Kansas faces Howard on TBS at 2 PM ET as a 22-point favorite with a total of 146. 

Alabama battles Texas A&M Corpus Christi on CBS at 2:45 PM ET as a 24-point favorite with an over/under of 155.5. San Diego State goes against the College of Charleston on truTV at 3:10 PM ET as a 5-point favorite with a total of 141.5. Arizona faces Princeton on TNT at 4:10 PM ET as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 154. Arkansas plays Illinois on TBS at 4:30 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with a total of 144. 

Auburn faces Iowa on TNT at 6:50 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 151.5. Duke battles Oral Roberts on CBS at 7:10 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 146. Texas plays Colgate on TBS at 7:25 PM ET as a 13.5-point favorite with an over/under of 150.5. Northwestern goes against Boise State on truTV at 7:35 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 127.5. 

Houston battles Northern Kentucky on TNT at 9:20 PM ET as a 19-point favorite with an over/under of 121.5. Tennessee plays Louisiana-Lafayette on CBS at 9:40 PM ET as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 136. Texas A&M goes against Penn State on TBS as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 135. UCLA faces UNC-Asheville on truTV as a 17.5-point favorite with a total of 135.5.

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