Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 11/24/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Wednesday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the UEFA Champions League.

Thirteen games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Three games tip-off at 7:10 PM ET. Phoenix visits Cleveland as a 6.5-point road favorite with the total set at 209.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Indiana plays at home against the Los Angeles Lakers as a 1-point favorite. Charlotte is at Orlando as a 7-point road favorite. Brooklyn travels to Boston on ESPN at 7:40 PM ET in a pick ‘em match. 

Six games in the NBA start at 8:10 PM ET. Chicago plays at Houston as a 7.5-point road favorite. Memphis hosts Toronto as a 4-point favorite. Milwaukee plays at home against Detroit as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 214. Miami visits Minnesota as a 1.5-point road favorite. Utah is at Oklahoma City as an 11.5-point road favorite. Washington travels to New Orleans as a 3.5-point road favorite. 

Atlanta is at San Antonio at 8:40 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite with a total of 220.5. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. Golden State plays at home against Philadelphia on ESPN as a 10-point favorite. Portland visits Sacramento as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 223.5.

Fourteen games are on the slate in the National Hockey League. The puck drops at 7:08 PM ET for six games. Boston travels to Buffalo as a -245 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Florida plays at home against Philadelphia as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Minnesota is at New Jersey as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Pittsburgh hosts Vancouver as a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Washington is at home against Montreal as a -210 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Two more games in the NHL begin at 7:38 PM ET. The New York Rangers play at the New York Islanders as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. St. Louis visits Detroit as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Nashville is at home agent Vegas at 8:08 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Colorado plays at home against Anaheim at 9:08 PM ET as a -235 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

The NHL has three games starting at 10:08 PM ET. Edmonton travels to Arizona as a -225 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Toronto plays at Los Angeles on TNT was a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. Carolina is at Seattle as a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. San Jose plays at home against Ottawa as a -170 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

Sixteen games are on national television in college basketball. The Battle 4 Atlantic tips off with four games at the Imperial Arena in Nassau, Florida. Michigan State plays Loyola-Chicago on ESPN at noon ET as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5. UConn goes against Auburn on ESPN at 2:30 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 143.5. Syracuse battles Virginia Commonwealth on ESPN2 at 5 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 133. Baylor faces Arizona State on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET as a 12-point favorite with a total of 143. 

The second day of the Maui Invitational at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas continues with four games. Houston plays Oregon on ESPN2 at 2:30 PM ET. Wisconsin faces Saint Mary’s on ESPN at 5 PM ET. Butler battles Chaminade on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. Texas A&M goes against Notre Dame on ESPN2 at 11:30 PM ET. 

The Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Hotel in Riviera Maja, Mexico, concludes with two games pm the CBS Sports Network. Buffalo plays Illinois State at 6 PM ET. Stephen F. Austin faces Saint Louis at 8:30 PM ET. 

The Fort Myers Tip-Off at the Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, Florida, has two games on FS1. Seton Hall battles California at 6 PM ET. Ohio State goes against Florida at 8:30 PM ET. 

The NIT Tip-Off Classic has two games at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Xavier plays Iowa State on ESPNU at 7 PM ET as an 8-point favorite with a total of 136.5. Memphis faces Virginia Tech on ESPN2 at 9:30 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 140.5. 

Two games are set for the SoCal Challenge on the CBS Sports Network at the JSerra Pavilion in San Juan Capistrano, California. TCU battles Pepperdine at 10:30 PM ET as a 10-point favorite with a total of 137.5. Santa Clara goes against Fresno State at 1 AM ET as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 142.5. 

Matchday 5 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League concludes with eight matches. Two games start at 12:45 PM ET. Ajax visits Besiktas as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. Inter Milan plays at home against Shakhtar Donetsk as a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. 

Six more matches begin at 3 PM ET. RB Leipzig travels to Club Brugge as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. Manchester City hosts Paris Saint-Germain as a -1 goal line favorite with a total of 3. Atletico Madrid is at home against AC Milan as a -1 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Liverpool plays at home against Porto as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Borussia Dortmund travels to Sporting CP in a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 2.5. Real Madrid plays at Sheriff as a -2 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.5.

All eight Champions League matches are available on Paramount+. The CBS Sports Network’s “The Golazo Show” is an NFL Red Zone-inspired show that presents live updated highlights of all eight games.

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