Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/19/2023

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the EPL

The National Basketball Association has five games on its docket. The Chicago Bulls play the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Global Games at the Accor Arena in Paris, France at 3:10 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with the total set at 236.5 (all odds from DraftKings). The Boston Celtics host the Golden State Warriors on TNT at 7:40 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite. The Toronto Raptors play at Minnesota against the Timberwolves at 8:10 PM ET as a 3-point road favorite. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. The Brooklyn Nets visit Phoenix to play the Suns on TNT as a 1-point road favorite. The Philadelphia 76ers are in Portland against the Trail Blazers as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 233.5. 

The National Hockey League has 13 games on its slate. Six games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Columbus Blue Jackets play at home against the Anaheim Ducks as a -145 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Boston Bruins travel to New York to play the Rangers as a -115 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The Philadelphia Flyers are at home against the Chicago Blackhawks as a -215 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Florida Panthers play in Montreal against the Canadiens as a -245 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Carolina Hurricanes host the Minnesota Wild as a -175 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. The Toronto Maple Leafs play at home against the Winnipeg Jets as a -170 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. 

The Buffalo Sabres are at home against the New York Islanders at 7:37 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 6. The Nashville Predators travel to St. Louis to play the Blues at 8:07 PM ET with both teams priced at -110 with an over/under of 6. Two NHL games begin at 9:07 PM ET. The Tampa Bay Lightning play at Edmonton on ESPN at 9:07 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Washington Capitals are at Arizona against the Coyotes as a -200 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Two NHL games start at 10:07 PM ET. The Vegas Golden Knight host the Detroit Red Wings as a -175 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils visit Seattle to play the Kraken as a -130 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the Dallas Stars as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

The college basketball schedule has 10 games on national television. Michigan State is at home against Rutgers on FS1 as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 125. Four more NCAAB games on national television start at 7 PM ET. Purdue plays at Minnesota on ESPN2 as a 14-point road favorite with a total of 133. Memphis hosts Wichita State on ESPNU as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. Maryland plays at home against Michigan on ESPN as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 141.5. Hofstra is at home against UNC-Wilmington on the CBS Sports Network as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 140.5. 

Illinois hosts Indiana on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 146.5. Louisiana Tech plays at home against Western Kentucky at 9 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 141. UCLA visits Arizona State on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 135. Two more NCAAB games are on national television at 11 PM ET. Saint Mary’s plays at Pepperdine on ESPNU as a 12-point road favorite with an over/under of 141. Santa Clara is at home against BYU on the CBS Sports Network as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 146.5. 

Matchweek 20 in the English Premier League concludes with one match at 3 PM ET. Manchester City hosts Tottenham as a -1.5 goal-line favorite at BetMGM with an over/under of 3.

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