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

by Big Al Staff

Saturday, Jan 21, 2023

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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NFL Divisional Round Prop Bets

by ASA, Inc.

Friday, Jan 20, 2023

Evan Engram Over 43.5 Rec Yards (-115)In the highest projected scoring game this weekend, the Chiefs are also favored heavily. Coming off 93 yards in the Wild Card round, Engram is setup to be playing in a pass heavy game script for the Jags once again on Saturday. Gabe Davis Anytime TD (+155)Davis has struggled this year, but reminded everyone of the ceiling he has by going 6/113/1 last week. Davis seems to play his best football in the playoffs, scoring 6 TDs in his last 3 playoff appearances. With Cincinnati keying on Stefon Diggs, Josh Allen will look to Davis with the season on the line.  Michael Gallup Over 35.5 Rec Yards (-115) Gallup is the clear number 3 option in Dallas behind Lamb and Schultz, yet he tied Lamb in targets and finished with 46 yards last week. Gallup has looked more and more healthy since tearing his ACL last year. The 49ers have an elite defense but look for the Cowboys to take some deep shots to relieve pressure. Gallup needs to compliment CeeDee Lamb for the Cowboys to succeed. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/20/2023

by Big Al Staff

Friday, Jan 20, 2023

The Friday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, and NCAAB.The National Basketball Association has nine games on its docket. The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Orlando to play the Magic at 7:10 PM ET as a 1.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 226.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Three more NBA games tip off at 7:40 PM ET. The Atlanta Hawks host the New York Knicks as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 231.5. The Cleveland Cavaliers play at home against the Golden State Warriors as a 7-point favorite. The Miami Heat are in Dallas to play the Mavericks on ESPN. The Heat won for the fourth time in their last five games with their 124-98 victory in New Orleans against the Pelicans as a 3.5-point favorite on Wednesday. They improved their record to 25-21 with the win. The Mavericks lost for the third straight time after a 130-122 upset loss against Atlanta as a 2.5-point favorite on Wednesday. Their record dropped to 24-22 with the defeat. Miami is a 1-point road favorite with a total of 217.5. The Los Angeles Clippers visit San Antonio to play the Spurs at 8:10 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 231.5. Two more NBA games start at 9:10 PM ET. The Denver Nuggets are at home against the Indiana Pacers as an 11-point favorite with a total of 240.5. The Utah Jazz host the Brooklyn Nets as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 227.5. Two games conclude the NBA schedule at 10:10 PM ET. The Sacramento Kings are at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 3-point favorite. The Memphis Grizzlies play in Los Angeles against the Lakers on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET. The Grizzlies are on an 11-game winning streak after their 115-114 victory against Cleveland as a 7.5-point favorite on Wednesday. They have a 31-13 record coming into this game. The Lakers lost for the fourth time in their last five games after a 116-111 loss to Sacramento as a 2-point underdog on Wednesday. Their record fell to 20-25 with the setback. Memphis is a 6.5-point road favorite with a total of 243. The National Hockey League has two games on its slate. The Pittsburgh Penguins play at home against the Ottawa Senators at 7:07 PM ET as a -155 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Colorado Avalanche are in Vancouver to play the Canucks at 10:07 PM ET as a -165 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has five games on national television. Kent State hosts Ball State on the CBS Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 137.5. Two NCAAB games begin at 7 PM ET. St. John’s plays at home against Villanova on FS1 as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 149.5. VCU visits Richmond on ESPN2 as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 132.5. Toledo plays at Buffalo on the CBS Sports Network at 8:30 PM ET as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 167.5. New Mexico is at home against Boise State on FS1 at 11 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 145.

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3 NFL Playoff Betting Angles

by Kyle Hunter

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023

The NFL playoffs are getting intense now as we try to figure out who will fight for the AFC and NFC Championships next weekend. I wanted to take a look at 3 different angles that I think could be helpful to bettors the rest of the way in the NFL playoffs. Underdogs in the NFL Playoffs- Since 2004 underdogs are hitting at a 55.1% rate in the NFL playoffs. If you narrow it down to underdogs of fewer than ten points the rate becomes 56.8%. That’s a fantastic win rate over a large sample size. These games are often hard fought and tight. The public likes to lay points with the favorites. Frankly, the public hasn’t been very good at betting the NFL playoffs. Be careful with those “easy covers” with the favorites. More often than not the line will move to the favorite this time of the year, so if you are betting the underdog usually waiting until later in the week is a good strategy. Unders Outside the Dome- The under is 80-54 with a total of 41 in an NFL playoff game that is not being played in a dome. This one also dates back to 2004. There can be many reasons for why games outdoors this time of the year are better for under bettors. Last week’s contests were great for over bettors in general, but this under angle has worked well in the long run. You’ll want to check the weather before you place your bets this weekend. Look for wind first since it clearly matters the most when betting a total in football.  NFL Dome Overs- The over is 30-17 since 2004 in games played in a dome. This isn’t as big of a sample size since most games are played outdoors, but a lot of these games have easily gone over the total. There aren’t any games played in domes this coming weekend, but in the weeks ahead there will be games played inside. Remember this angle! No one angle should be the sole reason you bet a certain side or total, but these are great to have as part of your handicapping toolbox. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/19/2023

by Big Al Staff

Thursday, Jan 19, 2023

The Thursday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the EPLThe National Basketball Association has five games on its docket. The Chicago Bulls play the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Global Games at the Accor Arena in Paris, France at 3:10 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with the total set at 236.5 (all odds from DraftKings). The Boston Celtics host the Golden State Warriors on TNT at 7:40 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite. The Toronto Raptors play at Minnesota against the Timberwolves at 8:10 PM ET as a 3-point road favorite. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. The Brooklyn Nets visit Phoenix to play the Suns on TNT as a 1-point road favorite. The Philadelphia 76ers are in Portland against the Trail Blazers as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 233.5. The National Hockey League has 13 games on its slate. Six games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Columbus Blue Jackets play at home against the Anaheim Ducks as a -145 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Boston Bruins travel to New York to play the Rangers as a -115 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. The Philadelphia Flyers are at home against the Chicago Blackhawks as a -215 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Florida Panthers play in Montreal against the Canadiens as a -245 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Carolina Hurricanes host the Minnesota Wild as a -175 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. The Toronto Maple Leafs play at home against the Winnipeg Jets as a -170 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Buffalo Sabres are at home against the New York Islanders at 7:37 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 6. The Nashville Predators travel to St. Louis to play the Blues at 8:07 PM ET with both teams priced at -110 with an over/under of 6. Two NHL games begin at 9:07 PM ET. The Tampa Bay Lightning play at Edmonton on ESPN at 9:07 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Washington Capitals are at Arizona against the Coyotes as a -200 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Two NHL games start at 10:07 PM ET. The Vegas Golden Knight host the Detroit Red Wings as a -175 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils visit Seattle to play the Kraken as a -130 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the Dallas Stars as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 6. The college basketball schedule has 10 games on national television. Michigan State is at home against Rutgers on FS1 as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 125. Four more NCAAB games on national television start at 7 PM ET. Purdue plays at Minnesota on ESPN2 as a 14-point road favorite with a total of 133. Memphis hosts Wichita State on ESPNU as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139. Maryland plays at home against Michigan on ESPN as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 141.5. Hofstra is at home against UNC-Wilmington on the CBS Sports Network as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 140.5. Illinois hosts Indiana on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 146.5. Louisiana Tech plays at home against Western Kentucky at 9 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 141. UCLA visits Arizona State on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 135. Two more NCAAB games are on national television at 11 PM ET. Saint Mary’s plays at Pepperdine on ESPNU as a 12-point road favorite with an over/under of 141. Santa Clara is at home against BYU on the CBS Sports Network as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 146.5. Matchweek 20 in the English Premier League concludes with one match at 3 PM ET. Manchester City hosts Tottenham as a -1.5 goal-line favorite at BetMGM with an over/under of 3.

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NHL Off the Post: January 18th

by Sean Murphy

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023

With the All-Star break a little over two weeks away, Sean takes a quick look around the rink at some NHL news and notes that you can use in your daily handicapping.Long Island bluesThere was plenty of optimism on Long Island entering the 22-23 campaign but that is quickly vanishing as the Islanders have now lost 14 of their last 22 games. Goal scoring, or a lack thereof has been the main culprit lately with New York having scored a grand total of 10 goals over its last six games. On a positive note, goaltender Ilya Sorokin is having another fantastic season having posted a .925 save percentage in 32 games played. The 'under' is 13-6-1 in Sorokin's last 20 starts between the pipes. Next up is a matchup with the red hot Bruins at UBS Arena on Wednesday.Wild nights are callingThe Minnesota Wild have quietly climbed back into the playoff picture, currently sitting in third place in the Central Division, just five points behind (with two games in hand) the Stars and Jets who are currently tied for top spot. Minnesota rides a three-game winning streak into Thursday's date with the Hurricanes in Raleigh. The Wild signed forward Matt Boldy to a seven-year contract extension with a cap-hit of $7 million per season earlier this week. He's actually been slumping, tallying a grand total of four assists over his last 11 games. Of note, Kirill Kaprizov was held off the scoresheet in their 4-2 win in Washington on Tuesday. Kaprizov has played in all 43 games this season and has only been held pointless in consecutive games on two previous occasions (not since November 3rd and 8th). C'est dommageThe injury bug has taken hold in Montreal with the Canadiens losing first overall draft pick Juraj Slafkovski for three months due to a 'lower-body' injury. He joins Jake Allen, Jake Evans, Jonathan Drouin and Joel Armia who have all suffered injuries of varying severity in the past week. Things were actually looking up for the Habs as they delivered consecutive wins over the Rangers and Jets on Sunday and Tuesday. Many believe the Canadiens would be well-suited to take their lumps over the remainder of the campaign in an effort to give themselves a better shot at earning the coveted number one draft pick again this June (with highly-touted prospect Connor Bedard the ultimate prize). Montreal currently sits in 26th place in the NHL, 13 points clear of the last-place Blackhawks and Blue Jackets.What happens in VegasThe Golden Knights continue to hold down first place in the Pacific Division but their grip is loosening as they sit just two points ahead of both the Kraken and Kings and only seven points clear of the fifth-place Flames for context. Mark Stone recently joined the list of walking wounded with an upper-body injury, leaving a considerable hole at the top of the depth chart up front. Stone has contributed 38 points in 43 games this season and plays a key role on the power play (nine power play points this season), logging an average of nearly three minutes per game with the man advantage. The Knights will play their next two games at home before heading on the road for five-game trip that will take them all over the map, from Arizona to New York to Nashville and Minnesota. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/18/2023

by Big Al Staff

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023

The Wednesday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and the EPLThe National Basketball Association has nine games on its docket. Two NBA games tip off at 7:40 PM ET. The New York Knicks host the Washington Wizards as a 6-point favorite (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Dallas Mavericks play at home against the Atlanta Hawks on ESPN as a 3.5-point favorite, with the total set at 232.5. Four more NBA games start at 8:10 PM ET. The Charlotte Hornets visit Houston to play the Rockets as a 2.5-point road favorite. The Memphis Grizzlies are at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 6.5-point favorite. The Miami Heat play at New Orleans against the Pelicans as a 1-point road favorite with an over/under of 221.5. The Oklahoma City Thunder host the Indiana Pacers as a 4-point favorite with a total of 241. The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Utah to play the Jazz at 9:10 PM ET. The Denver Nuggets play at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on ESPN at 10:10 PM ET as an 8-point favorite. The Sacramento Kings are in Los Angeles to play the Lakers at 10:40 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite. The National Hockey League has five games on its slate. The Pittsburgh Penguins visit Ottawa to play the Senators at 7:07 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Boston Bruins are in New York against the Islanders on TNT at 7:37 PM ET as a -165 money-line road favorite with a total of 5.5. The Calgary Flames host the Colorado Avalanche at 9:37 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Two games conclude the NHL card at 10:07 PM ET. The Dallas Stars play in San Jose against the Sharks on TNT as a -165 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Tampa Bay Lightning is in Vancouver against the Canucks as a -180 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has eight games on national television. UConn visits Seton Hall on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 5-point road favorite with a total of 135.5. Three more NCAAB games tip off at 7 PM ET. Virginia hosts Virginia Tech on ESPNU as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 126.5. Auburn plays at LSU on ESPN2 as a 5-point road favorite with a total of 137.5. Saint Louis is at Loyola-Chicago on the CBS Sports Network as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 142.5. Xavier travels to DePaul on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as an 8.5-point road favorite with a total of 158.5. Two more NCAAB games begin at 9 PM ET. Marquette plays at home against Providence on the CBS Sports Network as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 152.5. Oklahoma State is at home against Oklahoma on ESPNU as a 3-point favorite with a total of 128. San Diego State plays at Colorado State on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 143. Matchweek in the English Premier League continues with one match. Manchester United is at Crystal Palace at 3 PM ET as a -0.5 goal-line road favorite at BetMGM with a total of 2.5. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/17/2023

by Big Al Staff

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2023

The Tuesday sports card features action in the NBA, NHL, and NCAAB.The National Basketball Association has four games on its docket. The Milwaukee Bucks host the Toronto Raptors on TNT at 7:40 PM ET. The Bucks ended a two-game losing streak with their 132-119 win against Indiana as a 5-point favorite yesterday. The Raptors won for the fourth time in their last five games after their 123-121 victory in overtime at New York as a 1.5-point underdog. Milwaukee is a 5.5-point favorite (all odds from DraftKings). The Brooklyn Nets visit San Antonio to play the Spurs at 8:10 PM ET as a 6-point road favorite, with the total set at 235. The Denver Nuggets host the Portland Trail Blazers at 9:10 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 233.5. The Los Angeles Clippers play at home against the Philadelphia 76ers on TNT at 10:10 PM ET. The Clippers won for the second time in their last three games with their 121-100 victory against Houston as a 10-point favorite on Sunday. The 76ers won their second straight game in a 113-112 win in Los Angeles against the Lakers as a 3-point favorite on Sunday. Los Angeles is a 1-point favorite. The National Hockey League has eight games on its slate. Four NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Philadelphia Flyers are at home against the Anaheim Ducks as a -175 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Florida Panthers as a -165 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Minnesota Wild play at Washington against the Capitals as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 6. The Winnipeg Jets are in Montreal against the Canadiens as a -175 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The Nashville Predators play at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets at 8:07 PM ET as a -215 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Buffalo Sabres travel to Chicago to play the Blackhawks at 8:37 PM ET as a -170 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Two more games conclude the NHL card at 9:07 PM ET. The Detroit Red Wings play in Arizona against the Coyotes as a -140 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Edmonton Oilers are at home against the Seattle Kraken as a -155 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has nine games on national television. Five NCAAB games on national television tip-off at 7 PM ET. Kansas plays at Kansas State on ESPN as a 2-point road favorite with a total of 147.5. Tennessee is at Mississippi State on ESPN2 as a 6.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 123. Notre Dame hosts Florida State on ESPNU as a 5-point favorite with a total of 140.5. Creighton plays at Butler on FS1 as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 140.5. Dayton is at home against Davidson on the CBS Sports Network as an 11-point favorite with a total of 128.5. Four NCAAB games on national television start at 9 PM ET. Texas Tech hosts Baylor on ESPNU as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 144.5. Belmont plays at home against Murray State on the CBS Sports Network as a 5-point favorite with a total of 142.5. Kentucky is at home against Georgia on ESPN as a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 136. New Mexico hosts San Jose State on FS1 as a 10-point favorite with a total of 143.5.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/16/2023

by Big Al Staff

Monday, Jan 16, 2023

The Monday sports card features action in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAAB.The National Football League concludes the wildcard playoff round in the postseason with one game. The Dallas Cowboys travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 at 8:15 PM ET. The Cowboys are a 2.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 45.5 (all odds from DraftKings).The National Basketball Association has nine games on its docket. The Boston Celtics play at Charlotte against the Hornets at 1:10 PM ET as an 8.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 231.5. The Milwaukee Bucks host the Indiana Pacers at 2:40 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite with a total of 227. Three more NBA games tip off at 3:10 PM ET. The Cleveland Cavaliers play at home against the New Orleans Pelicans as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 222.5. The New York Knicks are at home against the Toronto Raptors as a 3-point favorite. The Golden State Warriors travel to Washington to play the Wizards as a 3-point road favorite. The Miami Heat play in Atlanta against the Hawks on TNT at 3:30 PM ET as a 1.5-point road favorite. The Minnesota Timberwolves host the Utah Jazz at 4:10 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite. The Memphis Grizzlies play at home against the Phoenix Suns on TNT at 9 PM ET as a 9.5-point favorite. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against the Houston Rockets at 10:40 PM ET. The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. Two NHL games drop the puck at 1:07 PM ET. The Florida Panthers travel to Buffalo to play the Sabres as a -135 money-line road favorite with a total of 7. The Boston Bruins play at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins as a -300 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Colorado Avalanche are at home against the Detroit Red Wings as a -190 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. Two more NHL games start at 4:07 PM ET. The New Jersey Devils visit San Jose as a -180 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Tampa Bay Lightning play at Seattle against the Kraken as a -135 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5.The Vegas Golden Knights are at home against the Dallas Stars at 6:07 PM ET as a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Two more NHL games begin at 7:07 PM ET. The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Anaheim Ducks as a -320 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The New York Rangers travel to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets as a -205 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The New York Islanders play at home against the Washington Capitals at 7:37 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Two more games conclude the NHL card at 8:07 PM ET. The Calgary Flames are in Nashville against the Predators as a -150 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The Ottawa Senators play at St. Louis against the Blues with both teams priced at -110 with a total of 6.5.The college basketball schedule has eight games on national television. Villanova is at home against Georgetown on Fox at noon ET as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 142.5. LaSalle hosts Saint Joseph’s on the CBS Sports Network at 2 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 144.5. Purdue visits Michigan State on Fox at 2:30 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 133.5. George Mason plays at home against George Washington on the CBS Sports Network at 4 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 145. Three NCAAB games on national television begin at 7 PM ET. Morehouse travels to Howard on FS1. Lehigh plays at Loyola-Maryland on the CBS Sports Network. Florida Atlantic is at Western Kentucky on ESPNU as a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 141. UAB travels to Middle Tennessee on the CBS Sports Network at 9 PM ET as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 146.5.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/15/2023

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Jan 15, 2023

The Sunday sports card features action in the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL.The National Football League continues the wildcard playoff round in the postseason with three games. The Buffalo Bills host the Miami Dolphins on CBS at 1:05 PM ET as a 13.5-point favorite, with the total set at 43.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Minnesota Vikings play at home against the New York Giants on Fox at 4:40 PM ET as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 48. The Cincinnati Bengals are at home against the Baltimore Ravens on NBC at 8:15 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 40.5. The National Basketball Association has eight games on its docket. The New York Knicks visit Detroit to play the Pistons at 1:10 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 227. The Los Angeles Clippers host the Houston Rockets at 3:10 PM ET as a 9-point favorite. The Golden State Warriors play in Chicago against the Bulls as a 3.5-point road favorite at 3:40 PM ET. The Brooklyn Nets are at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 6:10 PM ET as a 5-point favorite with a total of 229.5. The Sacramento Kings travel to San Antonio to play the Spurs at 7:10 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 245. The Denver Nuggets host the Orlando Magic at 8:10 PM ET as a 10-point favorite with a total of 231. The Dallas Mavericks play in Portland against the Trail Blazers at 9:10 PM ET. The Philadelphia 76ers are in Los Angeles Against the Lakers at 9:40 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite. The National Hockey League has three games on its slate. Two games drop the puck at 5:07 PM ET. The New York Rangers host the Montreal Canadiens as a -280 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Carolina Hurricanes play at home against the Vancouver Canucks as a -255 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Winnipeg Jets are at home against the Arizona Coyotes at 7:07 PM ET as a -330 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The college basketball schedule has four games on national television. Two NCAAB games tip off at noon ET. UConn hosts St. John’s on FS1 as a 14-point favorite with a total of 151.5. Xavier plays at home against Marquette on Fox as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 164. East Carolina is at home against South Florida on ESPN2 at 1 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with a total of 138.5. Memphis visits Temple on ESPN2 at 3 PM ET as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 149.5. Matchweek 20 in the English Premier League continues with three matches. Two games begin at 9 AM ET. Chelsea hosts Crystal Palace on the USA Network as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with a total of 2.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Newcastle United plays at home against Fulham as a -1 goal-line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Arsenal travels to Tottenham at 11:30 AM ET as a -0.5 goal-line road favorite with a total of 2.5.

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NFL Wild Card Round, 1980-2022

by Al McMordie

Saturday, Jan 14, 2023

The 2023 NFL Wild Card Round is this weekend, so let's take a look at how this round of the NFL playoffs has shaped up from 1980 through 2022.Home teams:  81-71-6 ATSAway teams:  71-81-6 ATSFavorites:  73-79-6 ATSUnderdogs:  79-73-6 ATSHome underdogs:  16-8-2 ATSHome favorites:  65-63-4 ATSHome underdogs:  16-8-2 ATSRoad favorites:  8-16-2 ATSRoad underdogs:  63-65-4 ATSTeams off a loss (vs. teams off a win):  34-38-3 ATSTeams off an ATS loss (vs. teams off an ATS win):  44-46-5 ATSTeams off back-to-back losses:  18-15-1 ATSTeams off back-to-back wins (vs. foes not off back-to-back wins):  42-50-4 ATSTeams off upset losses (vs. foes not off an upset loss):  22-13-2 ATSTeams off upset wins (vs. foes not off an upset win):  15-29-3 ATSTeams off back-to-back SU/ATS wins (vs. foes not off back-to-back SU/ATS wins):  28-36-1 ATSTeams off back-to-back SU/ATS losses (vs. foes not off back-to-back SU/ATS losses):  14-9-1 ATSRevenge-minded teams that lost to their opponent earlier in the season:  49-37-5 ATSTeams that made playoffs the previous season (vs. foes that did not):  44-38-1 ATSTeams with a better W/L record:  61-57-4 ATSOvers:  68-87-3Unders:  87-68-3Good luck, as always,Al McMordie

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/14/2023

by Big Al Staff

Saturday, Jan 14, 2023

The Saturday sports card features action in the NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL.The National Football League kicks off its postseason with two games in the wildcard playoff round. The San Francisco 49ers host the Seattle Seahawks on Fox at 4:35 PM ET as a 9.5-point favorite, with the total set at 42 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Los Angeles Chargers travel to Jacksonville to play the Jaguars on NBC at 8:15 PM ET as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 47.5. The National Basketball Association has seven games on its docket. The Miami Heat play at home against the Milwaukee Bucks on ABC at 1:10 PM ET as a 1-point favorite. Two more NBA games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Boston Celtics are at Charlotte against the Hornets as a 7.5-point road favorite. The Memphis Grizzlies visit Indiana to play the Pacers as a 7.5-point road favorite at BetMGM. The Toronto Raptors host the Atlanta Hawks at 7:40 PM ET as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 233.The Cleveland Cavaliers play in Minnesota against the Timberwolves as a 3.5-point road favorite at BetMGM. The Philadelphia 76ers are in Utah to play the Jazz at 9:10 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite. The Portland Trail Blazers play at home against the Dallas Mavericks as a 1-point favorite with a total of 228.5. The National Hockey League has 14 games on its slate. The Dallas Stars are at home against the Calgary Flames at 2:07 PM ET as a -120 money-line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Seven more NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Colorado Avalanche host the Ottawa Senators as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 6. The Detroit Red Wings play at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets as a -230 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The New York Islanders are at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -225 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Washington Capitals host the Philadelphia Flyers as a -225 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Carolina Hurricanes play at home against the Pittsburgh Penguins as a -175 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Boston Bruins are at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs as a -155 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Florida Panthers play at home against the Vancouver Canucks as a -210 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. Four NHL games start at 8:07 PM  ET. The Minnesota Wild are at home against the Arizona Coyotes as a -365 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Nashville Predators host the Buffalo Sabres as a -145 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Seattle Kraken travel to Chicago to play the Blackhawks as a -240 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The Tampa Bay Lightning play at St. Louis against the Blues as a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Two games conclude the NHL card at 10:07 PM ET. The Vegas Golden Knights play at home against the Edmonton Oilers as a -155 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Los Angeles Kings are at home against the New Jersey Devils as a -115 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has 12 games on major national television. Two NCAAB games on national television begin at noon ET. Tennessee hosts Kentucky on ESPN as an 11.5-point favorite with an over/under of 131. Oklahoma plays at home against West Virginia on ESPN2 as a 4-point favorite with a total of 137. Indiana is at home against Wisconsin on CBS at 1 PM ET as a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 135.5. TCU hosts Kansas State on ESPN2 at 2 PM ET as a 5-point favorite with a total of 147.5. Two more NCAAB games on national television tip-off at 4 PM ET. Alabama plays at home against LSU oN ESPN as a 15.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147. Virginia is at Florida State on ESPN2 as a 9.5-point road favorite with a total of 131.5. Two NCAAB games on national television start at 6 PM ET. Arizona visits Oregon on ESPN as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 153. Baylor hosts Oklahoma State on ESPN2 as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 138. Three more NCAAB games on national television begin at 8 PM ET. UCLA plays at home against Colorado on Fox as a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 137. Texas is at home against Texas Tech on ESPN as a 9-point favorite with a total of 142. Wake Forest travels to Boston College on ESPN2 as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 139.5. Gonzaga hosts Portland on ESPN2 at 10 PM ET as an 18.5-point favorite with a total of 159.5.  Matchweek 20 in the English Premier League continues with six matches. Manchester City plays at Manchester United on the USA Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Four more EPL matches start at 10 AM ET. Liverpool is at Brighton and Hove Albion as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. Everton plays at home against Southampton on the USA Network as a 0.5 goal-line favorite with a total of 2.5. Leicester City travels to Nottingham Forest in a pick ‘em matchup with an over/under of 2.5. West Ham United is at Wolverhampton in a pick ‘em contest with a total of 2. Brentford hosts Bournemouth on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -1 goal-line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

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