Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/10/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Monday sports card features NCAAF, NBA, NHL, and CBB action.

The college football season concludes with the National Championship Game between Georgia and Alabama on ESPN at 8 PM ET. The Bulldogs reached the title game with their 34-11 victory against Michigan as a 7.5-point favorite on December 31st in the college football playoff semifinals. The Crimson Tide beat Cincinnati, 27-6, in their semifinals game earlier that night as a 12.5-point favorite. 

This game is a rematch of the SEC championship game, which Alabama won, 41-24, as a 6-point underdog on December 4th. Georgia is a 2.5-point favorite, with the total set at 52.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

Seven games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Two games tip-off the card at 7:10 PM ET. Milwaukee plays at Charlotte as a 1.5-point road favorite. Utah visits Detroit as a 10.5-point road favorite. Two more games begin at 7:40 PM ET. Boston is at home against Indiana as a 6-point favorite. New York plays at home against San Antonio as a 6.5-point favorite. 

Philadelphia travels to Houston at 8:10 PM ET as a 9-point road favorite. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. Brooklyn is at Portland as an 11-point road favorite at BetRivers. Cleveland travels to Sacramento as a 3.5-point road favorite at BetRivers.

The National Hockey League has three games on its slate. Washington plays at home against Boston at 7:08 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Colorado is at home against Seattle at 9:08 PM ET as a -390 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. Los Angeles plays at home against the New York Rangers at 10:38 PM ET as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Three NHL games got postponed because of COVID: Columbus/Montreal; Minnesota/Winnipeg; Tampa Bay/New Jersey. 

Twenty-one games are on the NCAAB schedule. Winthrop hosts Campbell at 5 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 137. Two more games start at 6 PM ET. Wofford plays at UNC-Greensboro as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 125.5. Colgate is at home against Army West Point as a 7-point favorite with a total of 153. East Tennessee State plays at home against Western Carolina at 7 PM ET as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 148.5. Illinois-Chicago visits IUPUI as a 7.5-point road favorite with a total of 125.5.

Boston University plays at American University on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Terriers lost their third game in their last four with a 66-58 loss to Loyola-Maryland as a 7.5-point favorite on Thursday. Their record dropped to 9-6 with the loss. The Eagles lost their second straight game in a 63-61 loss to Lehigh as a 1-point favorite on January 1st. American has a 4-9 record on the season. 

Two more NCAA-B games start at 8 PM ET. UM-Kansas City plays at home against Nebraska-Omaha as a 10-point favorite as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 141. South Dakota plays at North Dakota as a 5-point road favorite with a total of 146.5. North Dakota State visits Denver at 9 PM ET as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 140. Two more games take place at 10 PM ET. Pepperdine is at home against San Diego as a 3-point favorite with a total of 140.5. Oregon travels to Oregon State as a 6.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 140.5. 

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