Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 03/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Tuesday sports card features action in the NBA, the NHL, and the UEFA Champions League.

The NBA dockets feature seven games. The card tips off at 7:35 PM ET in the first game in a TNT double-header with Utah visiting Boston. The Jazz have lost three of their last four games after a 131-119 upset loss at Golden State as a 7.5-point favorite on Sunday. The Celtics have won five of their last six games after their 134-107 win at Houston as an 11-point favorite on Sunday. Utah is a 4.5-point road favorite with the total set at 227.5 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Four games start at 8 PM ET. Chicago hosts Oklahoma City as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 224. Atlanta plays at Houston. Cleveland visits Miami. New York plays at Philadelphia. 

New Orleans travels to Portland in the nightcap on TNT at 10:05 PM ET. The Pelicans won their second game in a row with their 135-115 upset win against the Los Angeles Clippers as a 6-point underdog on Sunday. The Trail Blazers dropped their second in three games after a 114-112 upset loss at Minnesota as a 5-point favorite on Sunday. 

The NBA slate concludes with Minnesota playing in Los Angeles against the Lakers at 10:35 PM ET.

Seven games are on the NHL card. Three games start the slate at 7 PM ET. New Jersey plays at home against Buffalo as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. The New York Islanders visit Washington as a -105 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Boston plays at Pittsburgh on the NBC Sports Network. The Bruins have lost four of five after losing on the road to the Penguins, 4-1, on Monday. Pittsburgh has won six straight games. 

Carolina visits Detroit at 7:30 PM ET as a -230 money line road favorite, with the total at 5.5. Minnesota plays at home against Arizona at 8 PM ET as a -190 money line with an over/under of 5.5. Tampa Bay travels to Dallas at 8:30 PM ET. Colorado hosts Anaheim to close out the card at 9 PM ET as a -265 money line favorite with a total of 5.5.

The UEFA Champions League has two matches in the second leg of the Final 16 at 3 PM ET. Manchester City plays Borussia Monchengladbach after winning the first leg, 1-0, on February 24th. This match is on a neutral field in Budapest, given COVID travel restrictions in Germany impacting Borussia Monchengladbach’s ability to travel abroad. Man City is a -1.75 goal line favorite with the total of 3 after winning the first leg on February 24th by a 1-0 score. 

Real Madrid plays at home against Atalanta with a 1-0 aggregate lead after winning the first leg, 1-0, on February 24th. Los Blancos are a -0.25 goal line home favorite with an over/under of 3. Both games are available on Paramount, formerly the CBS  All-Access.

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