Big Al's Daily Angle: NHL, NBA, and NCAA Basketball Preview

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features college basketball with additional action in the NBA and the NHL.

The college basketball card tips off at 2 PM ET with North Dakota visiting Denver as a 2-point road favorite with the total set at 144  (all odds from BetOnline). 

The nationally-televised college basketball card begins at 7 PM ET. Dayton hosts George Mason on ESPN2. The Flyers fell to 10-5 in a 69-64 loss at Duquesne as a 1-point underdog on Tuesday. The Patriots come off an 84-67 loss at Saint Bonaventure as a 10.5-point underdog on Saturday. Dayton is a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 131.

Penn State plays at home against Maryland on FS1 at 7 PM ET. The Nittany Lions, 6-8, have lost two of three after their 72-56 loss at Wisconsin as an 8.5-point underdog on Tuesday. The Terrapins, 10-8, have won four of six with their 61-60 win against Purdue as a 3.5-point favorite on Tuesday. Penn State is a 3-point favorite with a total of 143. 

Kent State plays at home against Akron on ESPNU at 7 PM ET. The Golden Flashes are 10-4 with wins in seven of their last eight games after their 77-68 victory at Miami (OH) as a 9.5-point favorite on Tuesday. The Zips, 10-4, had a six-game winning streak snapped with a 91-76 loss at Toledo as a 5-point underdog on Tuesday. Kent State is a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 152.

Boise State visits Nevada on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Broncos, 13-2, avenged a loss against Colorado State with an 85-77 victory on the road as a 3-point favorite last Friday. The Wolf Pack improved to 11-7 with their 72-62 win against UNLV on Tuesday as a 5.5-point favorite. Boise State is a 4-point road favorite with the total at 145.5.

Monmouth plays at Manhattan on ESPNU at 9 PM ET. The Hawks, 8-5, had their five-game winning streak snapped on Saturday with an 83-74 upset loss at Niagara as a 3.5-point favorite. The Jaspers fell to 5-6 with a 68-54 loss at Saint Peter’s as a 6.5-point underdog on Saturday. Monmouth is a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 139.5.

Nine games are on the NBA schedule headlined by a doubleheader on ESPN. Brooklyn hosts Toronto in a rematch of their Eastern Conference playoff series at 7:35 PM ET. The Nets have won five of their last six games with their 124-120 upset victory against the LA Clippers as a 1-point underdog on Tuesday. The Raptors have won two in a row after their 123-108 win at Orlando as a 6-point favorite on Tuesday. 

The nightcap on ESPN has the Los Angeles Clippers hosting Boston at 10:05 PM ET. The Clippers have won four of five with their 121-99 win at Cleveland as a 9-point favorite on February 3rd. The Celtics have lost three of four after getting upset at Sacramento on Wednesday as a 1-point favorite. Los Angeles is a 5-point favorite with the total at 221. 

The NHL has five games on the schedule. Three of the games have the puck drop at 7 PM ET, with the final two games starting at 10 PM ET. None of the games are on national television.

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