Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, EPL and NCAA Basketball Previews and Odds - 03/20/2021

by Big Al Staff

The first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament concludes with 16 games. The card tips off at 12:15 PM ET with Colorado playing Georgetown at the Hinkle Fieldhouse on CBS. The Buffaloes are a 6-point favorite with the total set at 138 (all odds from BetOnline). Florida State goes against UNC-Greensboro on truTV at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 12:45 PM ET. The Seminoles are a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145. Kansas battles Eastern Washington on TBS at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 1:15 PM ET. The Jayhawks are a 10.5-point favorite with a total of 147. LSU faces St. Bonaventure on TNT at Assembly Hall at 1:45 PM ET. The Tigers are a 2-point favorite with a total of 144. 

Michigan faces Texas Southern on CBS at Mackay Arena at 1:45 PM ET. The Wolverines are a 25.5-point favorite with an over/under of 142.5. Creighton plays UC-Santa Barbara on truTV at Lucas Oil Stadium at 3:30 PM ET. The Bluejays are a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 137. Alabama battles Iona on TBS at the Hinkle Fieldhouse at 4 PM ET. The Crimson Tide are a 16.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147.5. USC battles Drake on TNT at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 4:30 PM ET. The Trojans are 6.5-point favorites with a total of 135.5. 

Iowa battles Grand Canyon on TBS at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 6:25 PM ET. The Hawkeyes are a 14-point favorite with an over/under of 145. UConn goes against Maryland on CBS at Mackey Arena at 7:10 PM ET. The Huskies are a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 130. Virginia plays Ohio on truTV at Assembly Hall at 7:15 PM ET. The Cavaliers are a 7-point favorite with a total of 130.5. Oklahoma faces Missouri on TNT at Lucas Oil Stadium at 7:25 PM ET. The Sooners are a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 140. 

Gonzaga plays Norfolk State on TBS at Bankers Life Fieldhouse at 9:20 PM ET. The Bulldogs are a 33.5-point favorite with a total of 154. BYU goes against UCLA on CBS at Hinkle Fieldhouse at 9:40 PM ET. The Cougars are a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 139. Texas faces Abilene Christian on truTV at Lucas Oil Stadium at 9:50 PM ET. The Longhorns are an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 139.5. Oregon battles VCU on TNT at Indiana Farmers Coliseum at 9:57 PM ET. The Ducks are a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5. 

The first round of the NIT concludes with two games on ESPN. Memphis plays Dayton in Frisco as a 4.5-point favorite, with the total at 137. Saint Louis goes against Mississippi State in Denton as a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 136. 

Five games are on the NBA docket. The card begins at 3:30 PM ET, with the Los Angeles Lakers hosting Atlanta as a 4.5-point favorite with the total at 224. The slate concludes at 10 PM ET with the Los Angeles Clippers playing at home against Charlotte as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 232.5. None of the games are on national television.

Fourteen games are on the NHL schedule. Two games begin the slate at 1 PM ET, with Boston visiting Buffalo and Pittsburgh traveling to New Jersey. The Penguins are a -153 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. The card concludes at 10 PM ET with Edmonton at home against Winnipeg as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.

Matchweek 29 of the English Premier League continues with one match at 4 PM ET. Brighton and Hove Albion hosts Newcastle United on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.75 money line favorite with the total set at 2.25.

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