Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and FIFA Men's World Cup Previews and Odds - 11/23/22

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the FIFA Men’s World Cup.

The National Basketball Association has 12 games on its docket. Three games tip-off at 7:10 PM ET. The Charlotte Hornets host the Philadelphia 76ers as a 4-point favorite with the total set at 214 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Cleveland Cavaliers play at home against the Portland Trail Blazers as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 217. The Minnesota Timberwolves are at Indiana against the Pacers as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 235.5. Four more NBA games start at 7:40 PM ET. The Atlanta Hawks host the Sacramento Kings as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 239. The Boston Celtics play at home against the Dallas Mavericks on ESPN as a 4-point favorite with a total of 218.5. The Miami Heat are at home against the Washington Wizards as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 211.5. The Toronto Raptors host the Brooklyn Nets as a 2-point favorite with a total of 221.5. 

Three NBA games begin at 8:10 PM ET. The Milwaukee Bucks play at home against the Chicago Bulls as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 219.5. The Denver Nuggets visit the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 2-point road favorite with a total of 229. The New Orleans Pelicans are at San Antonio as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 232.5. The Utah Jazz are at home against the Detroit Pistons at 9:10 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with a total of 229. The Golden State Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 222.5. 

The National Hockey League has 15 games on its slate. The puck drops in eight games at 7:05 PM ET. The Minnesota Wild play at home against the Winnipeg Jets as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6. The Carolina Hurricanes are at home against the Arizona Coyotes as a -365 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Florida Panthers host the Boston Celtics as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Pittsburgh Penguins play at home against the Calgary Flames as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of -120 moment line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Columbus Blue Jackets are at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The St. Louis Blues travel to Buffalo against the Sabres as a -175 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils host the Toronto Maple Leafs as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Nashville Predators play at Detroit against the Red Wings with both teams priced at -110 with an over/under of 6. 

Two NHL games start at 7:35 PM ET. The Washington Capitals are at home against the Philadelphia Flyers on TNT as a -215 money line favorite with a total of 6. The New York Islanders play at home against the Edmonton Oilers as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Dallas Stars host the Chicago Blackhawks at 8:35 PM ET as a -315 money line favorite with a total of 6. Four more games conclude the NHL card at 10:05 PM ET. The New York Rangers are at Anaheim against the Ducks as a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The Vegas Golden Knights play at home against the Ottawa Senators on TNT as a -230 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Seattle Kraken host the San Jose Sharks as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Colorado Avalanche play at home against the Vancouver Canuucks against the Canucks as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

The college basketball card features 18 games on national television. Georgetown hosts American on FS2 at 11:30 AM ET as a 14-point favorite with an over/under of 138. North Carolina State faces Kansas on ESPN at noon ET in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Imperial Arena in Nassau, Bahamas. Two more NCAAB games tip off at 2:30 PM ET. Texas Tech battles Ohio State on ESPN in the Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui, Hawaii. Dayton goes against Wisconsin on ESPN2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis as a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 123. 

Two NCAAB games begin at 5 PM ET. Creighton plays Arizona on ESPN in the Maui Invitational. USC battles BYU on ESPN2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 142. Two more NCAAB games start at 6 PM ET. Bradley goes against Liberty on the CBS Sports Network in the Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya in Cancun, Mexico. Marquette battles Georgia Tech on FS1 in the Fort Myers Tip-Off at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Florida as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 141.5. 

Two NCAAB games begin at 7 PM ET. Providence hosts Merrimack on FS2 as a 20.5-point favorite at Caesars with an over/under of 133.5. Tennessee plays Butler on ESPN2 in the Battle 4 Atlantis as a 7-point favorite with a total of 136. Louisville battles Cincinnati on ESPNU at 7:30 PM ET in the Maui Invitational. Two more NCAAB games start at 8:30 PM ET. Auburn goes against Northwestern on the CBS Sports Network in the Cancun Challenge. Mississippi State faces Utah on FS1 in the Fort Myers Tip-Off as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 126. 

Washington plays Fresno State on ESPNU at 9:30 PM ET in the Wooden Legacy at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California as a 3-point favorite with a total of 127. Arkansas plays San Diego State on ESPN2 at 10:30 PM ET in the Maui Invitational. Minnesota battles UNLV on the CBS Sports Network at 10:30 PM ET in the SoCal Challenge at the JSerra Pavilion in San Juan Capistrano, California. Saint Mary’s faces Vanderbilt on ESPN2 at midnight ET in the Wooden Legacy as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 126. Cal-Baptist battles Southern Illinois on the CBS Sports Network at 1 AM ET in the SoCal Challenge. 

The FIFA Men’s World Cup continues with four matches in the group stage. Croatia goes against Morocco on FS1 at 5 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Germany battles Japan on FS1 at 8 AM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Spain faces Costa Rica on Fox at 11 AM ET as a -2 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Belgium plays Canada on Fox at 2 PM ET as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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