Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAA Basketball, and EPL Odds and Previews - 02/28/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, the NHL, and the English Premier League.

Villanova travels to Butler on CBS at noon ET. The Wildcats are ranked eighth nationally by the Associated Press poll with a 15-3 record after defeating St. John’s, 81-58, as an 11.5-point underdog on Tuesday. The Bulldogs, 8-13, ended a three-game losing streak with a 61-52 upset victory against Seton Hall as an 8-point underdog on Wednesday. Villanova is an 11-point road favorite with the total set at 130 (all odds from BetOnline).

Memphis visits Cincinnati on ESPN at 1 PM ET. The Tigers won their fourth straight to improve to 13-6 with a 61-46 victory against Tulane as a 10.5-point favorite on Wednesday. The Bearcats raised their record to 9-8 on Friday with their 91-71 win against Tulane as a 6-point favorite. Memphis is a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 140.

Maryland hosts Michigan State on CBS at 2 PM ET. The Terrapins improved to 14-10 with four straight victories after their 68-59 upset win at Rutgers as a 5-point underdog last Sunday. The Spartans, 13-9, won their third in a row on Thursday with their 71-69 upset victory against Ohio State as a 3.5-point underdog. Maryland is a 2.5-point favorite, with the total at 134.

Ohio State plays at home against Iowa on CBS at 4 PM ET. The Buckeyes are ranked fourth in the nation with an 18-6 record. They lost their second straight on Thursday in their upset loss at Michigan State. The Hawkeyes are ranked ninth by the AP with a 17-7 mark. Their four-game winning streak ended on Thursday in their 79-57 loss at Michigan as a 5-point underdog. Ohio State is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 158.5.

Houston is at home against South Florida on ESPNU at 4 PM ET. The Cougars ranked 12th in the nation by the AP with a 19-3 record. They defeated Western Kentucky, 81-57, as an 11.5-point favorite on Thursday. The Bulls fell to 8-9 with a 65-47 upset loss to Temple as a 5-point favorite on Wednesday. Houston is an 18-point favorite with a total of 132.

Utah State hosts Nevada on FS1 at 7 PM ET. The Aggies improved to 15-7 with their 75-72 win against the Wolf Pack as a 9-point favorite on Friday. Nevada, 13-8, had a four-game winning streak end with the loss. Utah State is a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 141.

Nine games are on the NBA slate. Milwaukee plays at home against the Los Angeles Clippers on ABC at 3:30 PM ET. The Bucks won their fourth game in a row with a 129-125 win against New Orleans as an 8-point favorite on Thursday. The Clippers have won two of three with their 119-99 win at Memphis as a 7.5-point favorite on Friday. Milwaukee is a 2-point favorite, with the total set at 236.5.

The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against Golden State on ESPN at 8 PM ET. The reigning NBA champions ended a four-game losing streak on Friday with their 102-93 win against Portland as a 5-point favorite. The Warriors won their third in a row by defeating Charlotte, 130-121, as a 6.5-point favorite on Friday. The Lakers are a 4-point favorite with the over/under at 225.

Six games are on the NHL card. Boston plays at New York against the Rangers on NBC at noon ET. The Bruins lost their second-straight game on Friday in a 6-2 loss in Madison Square Garden to New York. The Rangers have won three of their last four games. Boston is a -160 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5.

Chicago hosts Detroit on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Blackhawks will attempt to avenge a 5-3 loss at home to the Red Wings on Saturday. Detroit has won two of their last three games. 

Matchweek 26 of the English Premier League continues with five matches. Arsenal plays at Leicester City on the NBC Sports Network at 7 AM ET in a pick ‘em matchup with an over/under of 2.5. Tottenham hosts Burnley on the NBC Sports Network at 11 AM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with the total at 2.5. Chelsea is at home against Manchester United on the NBC Sports Network at 11:30 AM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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