Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAA Basketball, NBA, EPL and NHL Previews and Odds - 03/19/2021

by Big Al Staff

The first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament begins with 16 games. The card tips off at 12:15 PM ET with Virginia Tech playing Florida at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on CBS. This game is a pick ‘em matchup with the total set at 135 (all odds from BetOnline). Colgate battles Arkansas on truTV at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 12:45 PM ET. The Razorbacks are an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 161.5. Drexel faces Illinois on TBS at the Indiana Farmer’s Coliseum in Indianapolis at 1:15 PM ET. The Fighting Illini are a 22.5-point favorite, with the total at 143.5. Utah State goes against Texas Tech on TNT at Assembly Hall in Bloomington at 1:45 PM ET. The Red Raiders are a 4.5-point favorite, with the over/under at 131.5.

Oral Roberts plays Ohio State on CBS at 3 PM ET at Mackay Arena in West Lafayette. The Buckeyes are a 16-point favorite with the total at 156.5. Hartford goes against Baylor on truTV at 3:30 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Bears are a 25.5-point favorite with an over/under of 146.5. Georgia Tech battles Loyola-Chicago on TBS at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 4 PM ET. The Ramblers are a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 124.5. Oregon State faces Tennessee on TNT at Banker’s Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 4:30 PM ET. The Volunteers are an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 131.

Liberty battles Oklahoma State on TBS at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis at 6:25 PM ET. The Cowboys are a 7.5-point favorite with the total at 139. Wisconsin plays North Carolina on CBS at Mackay Arena in West Lafayette at 7:10 PM ET. The Tar Heels are a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5. Cleveland State faces Houston on truTV at Assembly Hall in Bloomington at 7:15 PM ET. The Cougars are a 19.5-point favorite with a total of 126.5. North Texas goes against Purdue on TNT at 7:25 PM ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The Boilermakers are a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 126.5. 

Rutgers battles Clemson on TBS at Bankers Field House in Indianapolis at 9:20 PM ET. The Scarlet Knights are a 1.5-point favorite with a total of 126. Syracuse goes against San Diego State on CBS at 9:40 PM ET at the Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. The Aztecs are a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5. Morehead State faces West Virginia on truTV at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 9:50 PM ET. The Mountaineers are a 13-point favorite with a total of 137. Winthrop plays Villanova on TNT at Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis at 9:57 PM ET. The Wildcats are a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 143.

The first round of the NIT continues with a doubleheader on ESPN2. Colorado State plays Buffalo at 7 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with the total at 153. Mississippi faces Louisiana Tech at 9 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 130.

Ten games are on the NBA docket. Two games tip-off the card at 7:30 PM ET with San Antonio playing at Cleveland and Boston hosting Sacramento with the Celtics a 7-point favorite with the total set at 235. The slate concludes with Dallas visiting Portland and Minnesota playing at Phoenix at 10 PM ET. None of the games are on national television. 

The NHL has five games on their schedule. Three games begin the slate at 7 PM ET. The card concludes at 10 PM ET with Vegas traveling to Los Angeles as a -165 money line road favorite with the total at 5.5. None of the games are on national television.

Matchweek 29 in the English Premier League begins with Leeds United traveling to Fulham on the NBC Sports Network at 4 PM ET. This match is a pick ‘em matchup with the over/under at 2.5.

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