Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAA Basketball, EPL, NHL and NBA Previews and Odds - 03/01/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features action in NCAA basketball, the NBA, the NHL, and the English Premier League.

The college basketball card begins at 1 PM ET with Florida International visiting Western Kentucky.

The nationally-televised college basketball card begins at 5 PM ET, with St. Bonaventure hosting Dayton at ESPN. The Bonnies, 13-3, won their third straight game on Friday in an 88-41 win against George Washington as a 14-point favorite. The Flyers fell to 12-8 with a 97-84 loss a Saint Joseph’s as a 7.5-point favorite on Wednesday. St. Bonaventure is a 7.5-point favorite with the total set at 133 (all odds from BetOnline).

North Carolina travels to Syracuse on ESPN at 7 PM ET. The Tar Heels improved to 15-8 with a 78-70 upset win against Florida State as a 2-point underdog on Saturday. The Orange dropped to 13-8 with their 84-77 setback at Georgia Tech as a 4.5-point underdog on Saturday. North Carolina is a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 149.

Oklahoma plays at Oklahoma State on ESPN at 9 PM ET. The Sooners are ranked 7th in the nation by the Associated Press with a 14-7 record. They lost their second game in a row on Saturday in a 94-90 upset loss to the Cowboys. Oklahoma State has won four in a row to improve to 16-6. Oklahoma is a 1-point road favorite, with the total at 142.5.

Oregon is at home against Arizona on ESPN2 at 9 PM ET. The Ducks raised their record to 16-5 with their 74-63 win at California as a 9-point favorite on Saturday. The Wildcats, 17-8, won their third straight game in a 75-74 win against Washington as a 15-point favorite on Saturday. Oregon is a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 141.

Colorado State hosts Air Force on the CBS Sports Network at 9 PM ET. The Rams, 15-4, won their third straight with a 72-49 win against the Falcons on Saturday. Air Force fell to 5-18 with the loss. Colorado State is a 19-point favorite with the total at 132. 

Seven games are on the NBA schedule. Two games tip-off the card at 7 PM ET, including Dallas playing at Orlando as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 224. The card concludes at 10:30 PM ET with Portland hosting Charlotte as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 235.5. 

The NHL docket has seven games, with the puck dropping at 7 PM ET with two contests. Calgary visits Ottawa as a -161 money line road favorite with the total at 6. Carolina travels to Florida as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The slate ends at 10:30 PM ET with Colorado playing at San Jose as a -210 money line road favorite with the total at 6.

Matchweek 26 of the English Premier League continues with Everton hosting Southampton at 3 PM ET on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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