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

by Alec McMordie

The Monday sports card features college basketball and games in the NBA, NHL, and the English Premier League. 

The college basketball card tips off at 1 PM ET with Maryland-Baltimore County visiting Stony Brook as a 2.5-point road favorite with the total set at 133. 

Furman hosts UNC-Asheville at 5 PM ET on ESPNU as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 144. SMU visits East Carolina on ESPN2 as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 140.

North Carolina plays at home against Miami (FL) at 7 PM ET on ESPN. The Hurricanes have lost five of their last six games after falling to Virginia Tech, 80-76, as a 5-point underdog. The Tar Heels have won four of their last five with their 91-87 upset victory at Duke as a 2.5-point underdog on Saturday. North Carolina is a 10-point favorite with the total at 141. Norfolk State is at home against Coppin State on ESPNU as an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 153.

Ohio State visits Maryland at 9 PM ET on FS1. The Buckeyes are ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll with a 15-4 record. They have won seven of their last eight games with their 89-85 upset win at Iowa on Thursday as a 4.5-point underdog. The Terrapins, 10-9, have lost two of three with their 55-50 loss at Penn State as a 3-point favorite. Ohio State is a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 139.5. 

Kansas hosts Oklahoma State on ESPN at 9 PM ET. The Jayhawks are ranked 23rd in the AP poll with a 12-7 record. They lost to West Virginia on Saturday, 91-79, as a 2.5-point underdog. The Cowboys, 12-5, were upset on Saturday at home against Texas, 75-67, as a 1.5-point underdog. Kansas is a 4.5-point favorite with the total at 146.5. 

Southern University plays at home against Jackson State as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 133. 

Gonzaga visits BYU at 11 PM ET on ESPN. The number-one ranked Bulldogs are a 12-point road favorite with a total set at 156.5. San Diego State hosts San Jose State on FS1 as a 27.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145.5.

Eight games are on the NBA schedule. The card tips off at 7 PM ET with Charlotte hosting Houston. The slate concludes with the Los Angeles Lakers hosting Oklahoma City at 10 PM ET as a 12-point favorite with the total at 217.5. 

Six games are on tap in the NHL. The New York Rangers host the New York Islanders on the NBC Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Islanders snapped a five-game losing streak on Saturday with a 4-3 victory over Pittsburgh. The Rangers won their third game in their last four with a 4-2 victory against Washington. The Rangers are a -109 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5.

Matchweek 23 of the English Premier League concludes at 3 PM ET with Leeds United hosting Crystal Palace as a -0.5 goal line favorite with the total set at 3.

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