Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NCAAF, NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/08/2021

by Big Al Staff

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

Week 18 of the National Football League kicks off with two games on ABC and ESPN. Kansas City visits Denver at 4:30 PM ET as a 10-point road favorite, with the total set at 44.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). Dallas plays at Philadelphia at 8:15 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 43. 

The FCS championship game takes place on ESPN2 at noon ET at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. North Dakota State plays Montana State as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 41.5. 

Six games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Memphis plays at Los Angeles against the Clippers at 3:40 PM ET as a 1-point road favorite at BetRivers. Three games tip-off at 7:10 PM ET. Milwaukee plays at Charlotte as a 1-point road favorite at BetRivers. Detroit plays at home against Orlando as a 2-point favorite with a total of 210.5. Utah travels to Indiana as a 3.5-point road favorite at BetRivers. Boston is at home against New York at 7:40 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 208.5. Phoenix hosts Miami at 9:10 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 216.5. 

The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. Pittsburgh visits Dallas at 2:08 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Five more games drop the puck at 7:08 PM ET. Colorado is at home against Toronto as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. San Jose visits Philadelphia as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Tampa Bay hosts Boston as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Columbus plays at home against New Jersey as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Carolina is at home against Florida as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. 

Two more NHL games start at 8:08 PM ET. Washington visits Minnesota as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Nashville plays at Arizona as a -255 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Two games begin at 10:08 PM ET. The New York Rangers are at Anaheim as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vegas hosts Chicago as a -230 money line favorite with a total of 6. Los Angeles is at home against Detroit at 10:38 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Nineteen games are on national television in college basketball. Four games tip-off the card at noon ET. Houston hosts Wichita State on CBS as a 12.5-point favorite with a total of 132.5. Providence is at home against St. John’s on FS1 as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 146. Seton Hall plays at home against UConn on Fox as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 138. Vanderbilt is at home against South Carolina on ESPNU as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 138. North Carolina hosts Virginia on ESPN at 1 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with a total of 132. 

Three more NCAAB games begin at 2 PM ET. Texas travels to Oklahoma State on CBS as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 127.5. Villanova plays at DePaul on FS1 as a 7.5-point road favorite with a total of 135.5. Davidson is at home against Rhode Island on the CBS Sports Network as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 135.5. Michigan hosts Michigan State on Fox at 2:30 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 142.5. Three more NCAAB games start at 4 PM ET. Kansas visits Texas Tech on ESPN2 as a 4.5-point road favored with an over/under of 140. San Diego State plays at home against Colorado State on CBS as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 134.5. Tulane is at home against South Florida on ESPNU as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 127. 

Three NCAAB games tip-off at 6 PM ET. Oklahoma hosts Iowa State on ESPNU as a 6-point favorite with a total of 128. LSU is at home against Tennessee on ESPN2 as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 133.5. Missouri State plays at home against Northern Iowa on the CBS Sports Network as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 142. Three more NCAAB games start at 8 PM ET. Auburn is at home against Florida on ESPN as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 141.5. Florida State hosts Louisville on ESPNU as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 138.5. Utah State travels to New Mexico on the CBS Sports Network as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 153. BYU plays at home against Saint Mary’s on ESPN2 as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 132.5. 

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