Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL and NBA Previews and Odds - 03/31/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features action in the NBA and the NHL.

Ten games are on the NBA docket. The card tips off at 7 PM ET with two games. Miami visits Indiana as a 1.5-point road favorite with the total set at 216 (all odds from BetOnline). Portland travels to Detroit as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 221.5. Brooklyn hosts Houston at 7:30 PM ET.

An ESPN doubleheader starts at 7:30 PM ET with Dallas playing at Boston. The Mavericks ended their two-game losing streak with their 127-106 win at Oklahoma City as an 11.5-point favorite on Monday. Boston had their two-game winning streak end in a 115-109 upset loss at home to New Orleans as a 2.5-point favorite on Monday. The Celtics’ Jaylen Brown is questionable with a hip injury. 

Three games start at 8 PM ET, including Utah playing at Memphis. New York visits Memphis as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 219.5. Toronto travels to Oklahoma City as a 7.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 219.5. 

San Antonio hosts Sacramento as a 2-point favorite with a total of 230.5 at 8:30 PM ET. Phoenix plays at home against Chicago at 10 PM ET. 

The nightcap on ESPN has Milwaukee playing in Los Angeles against the Lakers at 10 PM ET. The Bucks have lost three straight after a 129-105 upset loss in Los Angeles against the Clippers as a 2-point favorite on Monday. The Lakers won their second game in a row with their 96-93 win against Orlando as a 7-point favorite on Sunday. LeBron James and Anthony Davis remain out for the defending champions. Milwaukee is an 8.5-point road favorite with a total of 221.5.

The NHL schedule features six games. The slate begins at 7:30 PM ET with two games. Toronto plays at Winnipeg as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5.

A doubleheader on the NBC Sports Network begins at 7:30 PM ET with Philadelphia visiting Buffalo. The Flyers were on a four-game losing streak before winning their last two games after a 4-3 win on the road against the Sabres on Monday. Buffalo has lost 18 games in a row. Philadelphia is a -191 money line favorite with a total of 6.

Colorado plays at home against Arizona at 9:30 PM ET as a -275 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

The second game on the NBC Sports Network has Vegas hosting Los Angeles at 10 PM ET. The Golden Knights won their third game in four contests with their 4-1 against the Kings on Monday. Los Angeles has lost three in a row and six of their last eight. Vegas is a -200 money line favorite with a total of 6. 

The NHL card concludes at 10:30 PM ET with two games. Minnesota visits San Jose as a -152 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Calgary travels to Vancouver as a -120 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5.

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