Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 02/05/2024

by Big Al Staff

Monday, Feb 05, 2024
The Monday sports card features NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL action. 

The National Basketball Association has six games on its docket. Three NBA games tip off at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Los Angeles Lakers travel to Charlotte to play the Hornets as a 10.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 231.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Cleveland Cavaliers host the Sacramento Kings as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 232. The Dallas Mavericks play in Philadelphia against the 76ers as a 1.5-point road favorite with a total of 243. 

Two NBA games start at 7:40 p.m. ET. The Los Angeles Clippers are in Atlanta to face the Hawks as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 244. The Brooklyn Nets play at home against the Golden State Warriors as a 2-point favorite with a total of 236.5. The New Orleans Pelicans are at home against the Toronto Raptors at 8:10 p.m. ET as an 11.5-point favorite with an over/under of 232.

The National Hockey League returns from the All-Star break with two games that drop the puck at 7:07 p.m. ET. The New York Rangers host the Columbus Blue Jackets as a -112 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Toronto Maple Leafs play at home against the New York Islanders as a -162 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5.

The college basketball schedule has three games on national television. Virginia is at home against Miami (FL) on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET. The Cavaliers are on a six-game winning streak after their 66-65 upset victory at Clemson as a 4.5-point underdog on Saturday. The Hurricanes won for the third time in their last four games after their 82-74 victory as a 4-point favorite on Saturday. Virginia is a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 132. 

Two NCAAB games are on national television at 9 p.m. ET. Kansas visits Kansas State on ESPN. The Jayhawks won for the second time in a 78-65 victory against Houston as a 1-point underdog on Saturday. The Wildcats are on a four-game losing streak after their 75-72 upset loss at Oklahoma State as a 2-point favorite on Saturday. Kansas is a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 144.5. 

Jackson State hosts Southern on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. The Jaguars are on a three-game winning streak after a 71-70 upset victory at Alcorn State as a 2-point underdog on Saturday. The Braves have lost three games in a row after a 70-62 upset loss against Grambling as a 2.5-point favorite on Saturday. Jackson State is a 1.5-point road favorite at BetMGM with a total of 143.5.

Matchweek 23 in the English Premier League concludes with one match. Manchester City plays at Brentford on the USA Network at 3 p.m. ET. The Cityzens have won four straight EPL matches after their 3-1 victory against Burnley on Wednesday. The Foxes come off a 3-2 loss at Tottenham on Wednesday. Man City is a -1.5 goal-line road favorite with an over/under of 3.

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