Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/14/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and English Premier League action.

Nine games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. The card tips off with Philadelphia playing at home against Boston at 7:10 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with the total set at 212 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Three more games start at 7:10 PM ET. Charlotte is at home against Orlando as a 10.5-point favorite with BetRivers posting an over/under of 225. Toronto travels to Detroit as a 7-point road favorite with BetRivers opening their total for this game at 214.5. Phoenix plays at Indiana as a 5.5-point road favorite at BetRivers.

The Friday doubleheader on ESPN starts with Chicago hosting Golden State at 7:40 PM ET. The Bulls lost their second game in their last three with a 138-112 upset loss to Brooklyn as a 1.5-point favorite on Wednesday. Their record fell to 27-12 on the season. The Warriors lost their fourth game in their last five in a 118-99 loss at Milwaukee as a 1-point underdog on Thursday. Golden State’s record dropped to 30-11 with the loss. Chicago is a 3-point favorite with the total at BetRivers at 222. 

Miami is at home against Atlanta at 8:10 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with BetRivers’ posting the over/under at 221. Cleveland travels to San Antonio at 8:40 PM ET as a 2.5-point road favorite with a total of 223.5. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. Sacramento plays at home against Houston as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 238.5. 

The nightcap on ESPN has Memphis hosting Dallas at 10:10 PM ET.  The Grizzlies are on an 11-game winning streak after their 116-108 victory against Minnesota as a 3-point favorite on Thursday. They improved their record to 30-14 with that win. The Mavericks had their six-game winning streak end after a 108-85 loss in New York as a 2.5-point favorite on Wednesday. Their record fell to 22-19 with the setback. Memphis is a 3-point favorite with an over/under at BetRivers of 218.

The National Hockey League has three games on its slate. Florida is at home against Dallas at 7:08 PM ET as a -185 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. Minnesota plays at home against Anaheim at 8:08 PM ET as a -165 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Colorado hosts Arizona at 9:08 PM ET as a -500 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Vegas/Edmonton got postponed because of a COVID outbreak. 

Eight games are on national television in college basketball. Buffalo travels to Ball State on the CBS Sports Network at 6 PM ET as a 6.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 162. Purdue plays at home against Nebraska on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 20-point favorite with a total of 156. Iona hosts Manhattan on ESPNU at 7 PM ET as a 15-point favorite with an over/under of 147. St. Bonaventure is at home against VCU on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 130.5. 

Kent State plays at home against Akron on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 135. Two more NCAA-B games tip-off at 9 PM ET. Illinois hosts Michigan on FS1 as a 9.5-point favorite with a total of 145. Richmond is at home against Davidson on ESPNU as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 143. UNLV hosts Fresno State on FS1 at 11 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with a total of 127.

Matchweek 22 in the English Premier League begins with one match at 3:30 PM ET. Brighton and Hove Albion host Crystal Palace on the USA Network as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

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