Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/12/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL action.

Nine games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Three games tip-off the card at 7:10 PM ET. Boston plays at Indiana as a 3-point road favorite (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Philadelphia is at home against Charlotte as a 5.5-point favorite. Washington hosts Orlando as an 8-point favorite. Atlanta is at home against Miami at 7:40 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite.

The opening game of the doubleheader on ESPN has Dallas visiting New York at 7:40 PM ET. The Mavericks are on a six-game winning streak after beating Chicago at home, 113-99, as a 1-point favorite on Sunday. They improved their record to 22-18. The Knicks won their third game in their last four with a 111-96 victory against San Antonio as a 6-point favorite on Monday. New York has a 20-21 record. Dallas is a 1.5-point road favorite. 

San Antonio plays at home against Houston at 8:40 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite. Utah hosts Cleveland at 9:10 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite. The Los Angeles Lakers are at Sacramento at 10:10 PM ET as a 2.5-point road favorite. 

The nightcap on ESPN has Brooklyn traveling to Chicago at 10:10 PM ET. The Nets lost their fifth game in their last seven in a 114-108 upset loss at Portland as a 9-point underdog on Monday. Their record has dropped to 25-14 on the season. The Bulls had their nine-game winning streak end in a 113-99 loss at Dallas as a 1-point underdog on Sunday. Chicago has a 26-11 record. Brooklyn is a 1-point road favorite. 

The National Hockey League has three games on its slate. Boston plays at home against Montreal at 7:08 PM ET in the first game of the doubleheader on TNT. The Bruins won their fifth game in their last six with a 7-3 victory at Washington on Monday. They improved their record to 19-11-2. The Canadiens are on a three-game losing streak after a 5-2 loss at Florida in their last game on January 1st. Boston is a -320 money line favorite with the total set at 5.5. 

Dallas is at home against Seattle at 8:38 PM ET as a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

The second game on TNT has Toronto visiting Arizona at 10:08 PM ET. The Maple Leafs won their fifth game in their last six with a 4-3 win in a shoot-out at Vegas on Tuesday. They improved their record to 22-8-3. The Coyotes lost their third game in their last four with a 4-2 loss to Nashville on Saturday. Arizona’s record fell to 7-23-3. Toronto is a -320 money line road favorite with a total of 6.

Eight games are on national television in college basketball. Villanova visits Xavier on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET. Two televised games tip-off at 7 PM ET. Florida plays at home against LSU on ESPN2 as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 137. Tulsa hosts Temple on ESPNU as a 3-point favorite with a total of 133. Colorado State is at home against Utah State on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147.5. 

UConn is at home against St. John’s on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET. Two more televised games begin at 9 PM ET. Virginia plays at home against Virginia Tech on ESPN2 as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 118.5. Kansas State hosts TCU at ESPNU as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 133. Boise State travels to Nevada on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 1.5-point road favorite with a total of 139.5.

Matchweek 21 in the English Premier League concludes with West Ham United hosting Norwich City on Peacock at 2:45 PM ET. The Hammers are a -1.5 goal line favorite at PlayMGM with an over/under of 3.

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