Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAA Basketball, NBA, EPL and NHL Preview

by Big Al Staff

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

The college basketball card tips off at 11:30 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network with Rhode Island visiting George Washington. The Rams raised their record to 10-12 with their 91-89 win against Dayton as a 2.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Colonials, 3-9, play for the first time since January 17th, when they lost to Dayton, 67-54. Rhode Island is a 9-point road favorite with the total set at 140.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

Ohio State hosts Michigan on CBS at 1 PM ET. The Buckeyes have won seven in a row to improve to 18-4 with their 92-82 win at Penn State as a 4.5-point favorite on Thursday. The Wolverines raised their record to 15-1 with a 71-64 win against Rutgers as a 9.5-point favorite on Thursday. Ohio State is a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 146.

Houston plays at home against Cincinnati on ESPN at 1 PM ET. The Cougars fell to 17-3 with a 68-63 upset loss at Wichita State as a 7.5-point favorite on Thursday. The Bearcats, 7-7, come off a 69-68 win against Central Florida as a 6-point favorite last Sunday. Houston is a 13-point favorite with the total at 136.5.

St. Bonaventure is at home against Davidson on the NBC Sports Network at 3:30 PM ET. The Bonnies, 10-3, lost their second in three games with their 67-64 loss at VCU on February 12th as a 3-point underdog. The Wildcats, 11-5, won their fifth straight on Thursday with their 101-51 victory against Southern Virginia. St. Bonaventure is a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 132.5. 

UNLV visits San Jose State on the CBS Sports Network at 4 PM ET. The Rebels, 9-11, defeated the Spartans on Friday by a 76-60 score as a 14.5-point favorite. San Jose State dropped to 5-14 with the loss. UNLV is a 14-point road favorite with the total at 144.5.

Iowa hosts Penn State on FS1 at 5 PM ET. The Hawkeyes, 16-6, won their third straight game on Thursday with their 73-63 win at Wisconsin as a 6.5-point favorite. The Nittany Lions, 7-11, lost their third in a row with a 92-82 loss to Ohio State as a 4.5-point underdog on Thursday. Iowa is an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 157. 

Lehigh visits Loyola-Maryland on the CBS Sports Network at 6 PM ET. The Mountain Hawks fell to 3-7 after their 92-68 loss at Bucknell as a 5.5-point underdog back on January 31st. The Leopards improved to 2-7 with their 88-69 win against LaFayette last Sunday as a 3.5-point favorite. 

Xavier plays at home against Butler on FS1 at 7 PM ET. The Musketeers fell to 11-4 with their 93-84 loss at St. John’s as a 7-point underdog on Tuesday. The Bulldogs dropped to 7-12 with a 73-57 loss to Marquette as a 1.5-point underdog on Wednesday. Xavier is an 8.5-point favorite with the total at 132.5.

Eight games are on the NBA docket. Boston visits New Orleans on ABC at 3:30 PM ET. The Celtics won their second of their last three games with their 121-109 victory against Atlanta as a 4.5-point favorite on Friday. The Pelicans have lost five of six games with their 132-104 loss to Phoenix as a 3-point underdog on Friday. Boston is a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 232.

Brooklyn visits the Los Angeles Clippers on ESPN at 8 PM ET. The Nets won their fifth straight game on Thursday with their 109-98 upset win in the Staples Center against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Clippers won their fifth game in their last six with their 116-112 upset win against Utah as a 1-point underdog on Friday. 

Four games are on the NHL schedule. Washington is at home against New Jersey on NBC at 2 PM ET. The Capitals won their second straight game on Thursday with their 3-1 win against Buffalo. The Devils won their third in a row with their 3-2 victory at Boston on Thursday. Washington is a -166 money line favorite. 

Philadelphia plays Boston in Lake Tahoe in the NHL Outdoors Series on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Flyers lost their third in four with a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Thursday. The Bruins lost to New Jersey by a 3-2 score on Thursday. Boston is a -182 money line favorite. 

Matchweek 25 in the English Premier League continues with four matches on the NBC Peacock app. Tottenham visits West Ham United at 7 AM ET as a -0.25 money line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Leicester City plays at Aston Villa at 9 AM ET as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with the total at 2.75. Manchester City visits Arsenal at 11:30 AM ET as a -1 goal line road favorite with the total set at 2.75. Manchester United is at home against Newcastle United at 2 PM ET as a -1.50 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.

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