Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, EPL, NCAA Basketball and UEFA Champions League - Previews and Odds - 03/10/21

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, NHL, the EPL, and the UEFA Champions League.

The college basketball card tips off at 11 AM ET with Northern Colorado playing Sacramento State in the opening game of the Big Sky tournament. The Bears are a 2-point favorite with the total set at 133 (all odds from BetOnline).

At 12 Noon, the ACC Tournament tips off with NC State battling Syracuse.  The Orange are 2.5-point favorites, with a total of 146.5.  At 2:30 pm, Miami-Fla tussles with Clemson.  The Tigers are favored by 9, with a total of 126.  Then, the Duke Blue Devils will try to keep their post-season hopes alive when they take on Louisville at 6:30pm.  Mike Kryzyzewski's men are favored by 3, with a total of 140.  The last game on the ACC docket is Notre Dame vs. North Carolina, at 9 pm.  The Tar Heels are 6.5-point favorites, with a total of 150.  All games will be broadcast on the ACC Network.

Marquette plays Georgetown in the opening game of the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden at 3 PM ET. The Golden Eagles improved to 13-13 with a 66-59 win against Xavier as a 2-point favorite on Saturday. The Hoyas dropped to 9-12 with a 98-82 loss at UConn as a 13.5-point underdog on Saturday. Marquette is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 143. FS1 broadcasts the three Big East games on Wednesday.

Army hosts Loyola-Maryland in a Patriot League tournament game on the CBS Sports Network at 5:30 PM ET. The Black Knights are a 2-point favorite, with the total at 134.5. 

Xavier plays Butler in the Big East tournament at 6 PM ET. The Musketeers, 13-7, have lost two in a row with a 66-59 loss at Marquette as a 2-point underdog on Saturday. The Bulldogs dropped to 9-14 with a 93-73 loss at Creighton as a 12.5-point underdog on Saturday. Xavier is a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 133.5. 

TCU battles Kansas State in the opening game of the Big 12 tournament on ESPN at 6 PM ET. The Horned Frogs fell to 12-13 with a 76-64 loss to Texas as a 7.5-point underdog on Sunday. The Wildcats raised their record to 8-19 with a 61-56 victory against Iowa State as a 5-point favorite on Saturday. TCU is a 4-point favorite with the total at 128.5. The Big 12 tournament is at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City. 

Colgate plays at home against Bucknell in a Patriot League tournament game on the CBS Sports Network at 7:30 PM ET. The Raiders are a 14-point favorite at home with an over/under of 155.

Providence faces DePaul in the Big East tournament at 9 PM ET. The Friars improved to 13-12 with a 54-52 upset win against Villanova as a 4-point underdog on Saturday. The Blue Demons, 4-13, lost their third in a row in a 77-71 loss to Marquette as a 5.5-point underdog on Saturday. Providence is a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 133.5.

Oklahoma takes on Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament on ESPN at 9:30 PM ET. The Sooners, 14-9, lost their fourth in a row after a 69-65 upset loss to Texas as a 2-point favorite last Thursday. The Cyclones fell to 2-21 with a 61-56 loss at Kansas State as a 5-point underdog on Saturday. Oklahoma is an 11-point favorite, with the total at 141.5.

The NBA returns after the All-Star Game break with two games. Memphis hosts Washington as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 238 at 8 PM ET. Dallas plays at home against San Antonio as a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 222.5 at 8:30 PM ET. Neither game is on national television.

Five games are on the NHL docket. Vegas visits Minnesota on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Golden Knights had their six-game winning streak snapped on Monday with their 2-0 loss on the road against the Wild. Minnesota has won two of their last three games. Vegas is a -110 money line road favorite with the total set at 5.5.

Los Angeles plays at Anaheim on the NBC Sports Network at 9:38 PM ET. The Kings have lost five of six after a 6-5 loss on the road to the Ducks on Monday. Anaheim has won two in a row. Los Angeles is a -123 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Matchweek 27 of the English Premier League concludes with Manchester City playing at home against Southampton on the NBC Sports Network at 1 PM ET. Man City is a -2 goal favorite with the total of 3.

The UEFA Champions League continues with two second-leg matches in the Final 16 at 3 PM ET. Liverpool is at home against RB Leipzig after winning the opening match, 2-0. The Reds are a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.75. PSG hosts Barcelona after defeating them in the reverse fixture by a 4-1 score. CBS All-Access broadcasts the games.

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