Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/21/2023

by Big Al Staff

The Saturday sports card features action in the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL. 

The National Football League continues its postseason with two games in the divisional playoff round. The Kansas City Chiefs host the Jacksonville Jaguars on NBC at 4:30 PM ET as a 9-point favorite, with the total set at 53 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Philadelphia Eagles play at home against the New York Giants on Fox at 8:15 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 48.

The National Basketball Association has seven games on its docket. The Boston Celtics visit Toronto to play the Raptors at 5:10 PM ET as a 2-point road favorite. The Washington Wizards are at home against the Orlando Magic at 7:10 PM ET as a 6-point favorite. Two more NBA games tip off at 7:40 PM ET. The Atlanta Hawks host the Charlotte Hornets as an 8.5-point favorite. The Cleveland Cavaliers play at home against the Milwaukee Bucks as a 1.5-point favorite at BetMGM. 

The Minnesota Timberwolves are at home against the Houston Rockets at 8:10 PM ET as an 8-point favorite. The Phoenix Suns host the Indiana Pacers at 9:10 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite at BetMGM. The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Sacramento to play the Kings at 10:10 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite. 

The National Hockey League has 14 games on its slate. The Buffalo Sabres play at home against the Anaheim Ducks at 12:37 PM ET as a -255 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Calgary Flames are at home against the Tampa Bay Lightning at 3:07 PM ET as a -115 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Florida Panthers host the Minnesota Wild at 6:07 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

Four NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Detroit Red Wings play at home against the Philadelphia Flyers as a -145 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The San Jose Sharks are in Columbus to play the Blue Jackets as a -135 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Montreal to play the Canadiens as a -295 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Winnipeg Jets play in Ottawa against the Senators as a -140 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Carolina Hurricanes are in New York to play the Islanders at 7:37 PM ET as a -170 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Three NHL games begin at 8:07 PM ET. The Dallas Stars host the Arizona Coyotes as a -340 money line favorite with a total of 6. The St. Louis Blues play at home against the Chicago Blackhawks as a -250 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Nashville Predators are at home against the Los Angeles Kings as a -115 money-line favorite with a total of 6. Three more games conclude the NHL card at 10:07 PM ET. The Seattle Kraken host the Colorado Avalanche as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Edmonton Oilers visit Vancouver to play the Canucks as a -170 money-line road favorite with a total of 7. The Vegas Golden Knights play at home against the Washington Capitals as a -115 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

The college basketball schedule has 11 games on major national television. Two nationally-televised NCAAB games tip off at noon ET. Duke is at home against Miami (FL) on ESPN as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 148. Arkansas hosts Mississippi on ESPN2 as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 138. Kansas plays at home against TCU on CBS at 1 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with a total of 145.5. 

Four NCAAB games start on national television at 2 PM ET. Arizona is at home against UCLA on ABC as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 148.5. Kansas State hosts Texas Tech on ESPN2 as a 5-point favorite with a total of 145.5. Ohio State plays at home against Iowa on Fox as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 153.5. Kentucky is at home against Texas A&M on ESPN as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 136. 

Two NCAAB games on national television begin at 2 PM ET. Tennessee plays at LSU on ESPN as an 11.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 131. Baylor is at Oklahoma on ESPN2 as a 2.5-point road favorite with a total of 143. Two more NCAAB games on national television start at 4 PM ET. West Virginia hosts Texas on ESPN as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 146. Clemson plays at home against Virginia Tech on ESPN2 as a 2-point favorite with a total of 141.5. 

Matchweek 21 in the English Premier League begins with six matches. Liverpool is at home against Chelsea at 7:30 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Four more EPL matches begin at 10 AM ET. Nottingham Forest travels to Bournemouth in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5. Brighton and Hove Albion plays at Leicester City as a -0.5 goal-line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Aston Villa is at Southampton in a pick ‘em match with a total of 2.5. West Ham United hosts Everton on the USA Network as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Newcastle United visits Crystal Palace on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5.

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