Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAA Basketball, NBA, NHL and EPL Previews and Odds - 03/12/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

The college basketball conference tournament card tips off at 11:30 AM ET with Michigan playing Maryland, with the fourth-ranked Wolverines an 8-point favorite with the total set at 133 (all odds from BetOnline). 

Alabama faces Mississippi State on ESPN at noon PM ET. The sixth-ranked Crimson Tide is an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 141.5. Western Kentucky battles UAB on the CBS-Sports Network as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 136. 

Tennessee plays Florida on ESPN at 2 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with the total at 133. SMU faces Cincinnati on ESPN2 at 3 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 143.5. North Texas goes against Louisiana Tech on the CBS Sports Network at 3 PM ET. 

Toledo battles Ohio on the CBS Sports Network at 5 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with the total at 156.5. Seton Hall faces Georgetown on FS1 at 6 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 142. Iona plays Niagara on ESPN News at 6 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with the total of 133. 

Baylor plays Oklahoma State on ESPN at 6:30 PM ET in a battle of top-twenty teams from the Big 12. The Bears are ranked second by the Associated Press, while the Cowboys are ranked 12th. Baylor is a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 150.5. Virginia faces Georgia Tech on ESPN2 at 6:30 PM ET. The 16th-ranked Cavaliers are a 4-point favorite with the total at 128.5. 

Houston battles Tulane on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The seventh-ranked Cougars are a 17.5-point favorite with an over/under of 132.5. Buffalo goes against Akron on the CBS Sports Network at 7:30 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with a total of 153.5. 

The 15th-ranked and rested Florida State Seminoles play North Carolina on ESPN at 9 PM ET.  The Seminoles are favored by 2.5, with a total of 151. The 17th-ranked Creighton Blue Jays battle UConn on FS1 at 9 PM ET.  The game is a Pk'em, with a total of 143.5.  San Diego State plays Nevada on the CBS Sports Network at 9:30 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. 

Memphis goes against Central Florida on ESPNU at 10 PM ET, with the Tigers a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 135. The 24th-ranked USC Trojans play Colorado on ESPN at 11:30 PM ET.  Colorado is favored by 1.5, with a total of 133. UC-Riverside faces UC-Irvine on ESPNU at midnight.  The Anteaters are 1.5-point favorites, with a total of 123.5.  Colorado State battles Utah State on the CBS Sports Network at midnight.  The Aggies are favored by 4, and the total is 137.5.

Seven games are on the NBA schedule. Three games begin the card at 8 PM ET. The Los Angeles Lakers host Indiana at 10:30 PM ET to conclude the card as a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 217. None of the games are on national television.

Five games are on the NHL docket. Two games begin the slate at 8 PM ET. Anaheim plays at home against San Jose at 10 PM ET as a -105 moneyline favorite with a total of 5.5.

Matchweek 28 in the English Premier League begins at 3 PM ET with Aston Villa visiting Newcastle United as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25. The match is on the NBC Peacock app.

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