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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/22/2024

by Big Al Staff

Monday, Jan 22, 2024

The Monday sports card features NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL action. The National Basketball Association has eight games on its docket. Three NBA games tip off at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Philadelphia 76ers host the San Antonio Spurs as a 13.5-point favorite, with the total set at 237. The Milwaukee Bucks play in Detroit against the Pistons as a 12-point road favorite with an over/under of 247.5. The Orlando Magic are at home against the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 1-point favorite with a total of 215.5. The Toronto Raptors host the Memphis Grizzlies at 7:40 p.m. ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 227. The Minnesota Timberwolves play at home against the Charlotte Hornets at 8:10 p.m. ET as a 15-point favorite with a total of 223. The Boston Celtics travel to Dallas to play the Mavericks at 8:40 p.m. ET as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 239.5. The Phoenix Suns are at home against the Chicago Bulls at 9:10 p.m. ET as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 229. The Sacramento Kings host the Atlanta Hawks at 10:10 p.m. ET as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 237.5. The National Hockey League has six games on its slate. Two NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 p.m. ET. The Boston Bruins play at home against the Winnipeg Jets as a -130 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. The New Jersey Devils are at home against the Vegas Golden Knights as a -122 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Florida Panthers play in Nashville against the Predators at 8:07 p.m. ET as a -118 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Arizona Coyotes at 9:07 p.m. ET as a -148 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The Vancouver Canucks host the Chicago Blackhawks at 10:07 p.m. ET as a -440 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the San Jose Sharks at 10:37 p.m. ET as a -360 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The college basketball schedule has six games on national television. Three NCAAB games on national television tip off at 7 p.m. ET. North Carolina is at home against Wake Forest on ESPN as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 155.5. Colgate hosts Lehigh on the CBS Sports Network as a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 144. McNeese State plays at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on ESPNU as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 142. Three NCAAB games on national television begin at 9 p.m. ET. Kansas is at home against Cincinnati on ESPN as a 9-point favorite with an over/under of 146. Hofstra is at Stony Brook on the CBS Sports Network as a 4-point road favorite with a total of 142.5. Jackson State plays at home against Texas Southern on ESPNU as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 140.5. Matchweek 21 in the English Premier League concludes with one match. Brighton and Hove Albion is at home against Wolverhampton on the USA Network at 2:45 p.m. ET as a -1 goal-line favorite at BetMGM with a total of 3.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/21/2024

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Jan 21, 2024

The Sunday sports card features NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL action.The National Football League continues the postseason with the final two games in the divisional playoff round. The Detroit Lions host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on NBC at 3 p.m. ET as a 5.5-point favorite, with the total set at 49.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The Buffalo Bills play at home against the Kansas City Chiefs on CBS at 6:30 p.m. ET as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 45.5. The National Basketball Association has eight games on its docket.  The Los Angeles Clippers are at home against the Brooklyn Nets at 3:40 p.m. ET as an 11-point favorite with a total of 226.5. Two more NBA games tip off at 6:10 p.m. ET. The Miami Heat travel to Orlando to play the Magic as a 1-point road favorite with an over/under of 215.5. The Denver Nuggets play at Washington against the Wizards as a 13.5-point road favorite with a total of 238.5. The Boston Celtics are in Houston to play the Rockets at 7:10 p.m. ET as a 10.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 228. The Phoenix Suns host the Indiana Pacers at 8:10 p.m. ET as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 248. The Los Angeles Lakers play at home against the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:10 p.m. ET as a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 226. The National Hockey League has six games on its slate. The Philadelphia Flyers are at home against the Ottawa Senators at 1:07 p.m. ET as a -135 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Carolina Hurricanes host the Minnesota Wild at 5:07 p.m. ET as a -192 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5.The Tampa Bay Lightning visit Detroit to play the Red Wings at 7:07 p.m. ET as a -120 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Dallas Stars are at home against the New York Islanders at 7:37 p.m. ET as a -118 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. The New York Rangers play in Anaheim against the Ducks at 8:37 p.m. ET as a -225 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Toronto Maple Leafs are in Seattle to play the Kraken at 9:07 p.m. ET as a -125 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The college basketball schedule has five games on national television. Michigan State travels to Maryland on CBS at noon ET as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 134.5. Memphis plays at Tulane on ESPN2 at 1 p.m. ET as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 169.5. Two NBAAB games tip off at 3 p.m. ET. Utah hosts Oregon on ESPN as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 151. Chattanooga is at East Tennessee State on ESPN2 as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 144. Indiana State visits Murray State on ESPN2 at 5 p.m. ET as a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 155.5. Matchweek 21 in the English Premier League continues with two matches. West Ham United plays at Sheffield United on the USA Network at 9 a.m. ET as a -0.5 goal-line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5 (all soccer odds from BetMGM). Liverpool is at Bournemouth on the USA Network at 11:30 a.m. ET as a -0.5 goal-line road favorite with a total of 3.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/20/2024

by Big Al Staff

Saturday, Jan 20, 2024

The Saturday sports card features NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAAB, and EPL action.The National Football League continues the postseason with the first two games in the divisional playoff round. The Baltimore Ravens host the Houston Texans on ABC and ESPN at 4:30 PM ET as a 9.5-point favorite, with the total set at 43.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise). The San Francisco 49ers play at home against the Green Bay Packers on Fox at 8:15 PM ET as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 50.5. The National Basketball Association has eight games on its docket. The Milwaukee Bucks travel to Detroit to play the Pistons at 3:10 PM ET as a 13-point road favorite with a total of 242. Two NBA games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Philadelphia 76ers play in Charlotte against the Hornets as a 10-point road favorite with an over/under of 231.5. The Washington Wizards are at home against the San Antonio Spurs as a 2-point favorite with a total of 241.5. Two more NBA games start at 7:40 PM ET. The Cleveland Cavaliers are in Atlanta to play the Hawks as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 233. The New York Knicks play at home against the Toronto Raptors as a 7-point favorite with a total of 228. Three more games conclude the NBA card at 8:10 PM ET. The Chicago Bulls host the Memphis Grizzlies as a 7.5-point favorite at BetMGM with an over/under of 215.5. The Houston Rockets are at home against the Utah Jazz as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 234. The Minnesota Timberwolves play at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 228.5.The National Hockey League has 12 games on its slate. The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Buffalo Sabres at 12:37 PM ET as a -120 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Colorado Avalanche play on the road against the Philadelphia Flyers at 1:07 PM ET as a -122 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Two more NHL games drop the puck at 3:07 PM ET. The Nashville Predators are in Arizona to play the Coyotes as a -130 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Winnipeg Jets travel to Ottawa to play the Senators as a -142 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Three NHL games begin at 7:07 PM ET. The Vancouver Canucks host the Toronto Maple Leafs as a -130 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Boston Bruins play at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -298 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Dallas Stars are in New Jersey to play the Devils as a -125 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The St. Louis Blues are at home against the Washington Capitals at 8:07 PM ET as a -118 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. Three NHL games start at 10:07 PM ET. The Anaheim Ducks travel to San Jose to play the Sharks as a -125 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Vegas Golden Knights host the Pittsburgh Penguins as a -155 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Edmonton Oilers play in Calgary against the Flames as a -155 money-line road favorite with a total of 7. The Los Angeles Kings play at home against the New York Rangers at 10:37 PM ET as a -115 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.The college basketball schedule has seven games on major national television. Three NCAAB games on major national television tip-off at noon ET. Texas is at home against Baylor on ESPN as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 146.5. St. John’s hosts Marquette on Fox as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 155.5. Syracuse plays at home against Miami (FL) on ESPN2 as a 1-point favorite with a total of 158.5. Boise State is at home against San Diego State on ESPN at 1 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 136.5. Two NCAAB games begin at 2 PM ET. Tennessee hosts Alabama on ESPN2 as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 157. Arizona State plays at home against USC on Fox as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 146.5. Arizona is at home against UCLA on ESPN2 at 4 PM ET as a 16.5-point favorite with a total of 143.5. Texas Tech hosts BYU on ESPN2 at 6 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147.Matchweek 21 in the English Premier League continues with two matches. Arsenal plays at home against Crystal Palace on the USA Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -1.5 goal-line favorite with a total of 2.5. Brentford is at home against Nottingham Forest on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/19/2024

by Big Al Staff

Friday, Jan 19, 2024

The Friday sports card features NBA, NHL, and NCAAB action.The National Basketball Association has seven games on its docket. Two NBA games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Charlotte Hornets host the San Antonio Spurs as a 4.5-point favorite, with the total set at 237.5 (all odds from DraftKings). The Philadelphia 76ers travel to Orlando to play the Magic as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 223. The Boston Celtics play at home against the Denver Nuggets on ESPN at 7:40 PM ET. The Celtics are on a three-game winning streak after their 117-98 victory against San Antonio as a 15-point favorite on Wednesday. The Nuggets were on a two-game winning streak before their 126-121 loss at Philadelphia as a 1.5-point underdog on Tuesday. Boson is a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 233.5.Two NBA games start at 8:10 PM ET. The Miami Heat are at home against the Atlanta Hawks as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 228. The New Orleans Pelicans host the Phoenix Suns as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 237. The Indiana Pacers play in Portland against the Trail Blazers at 10:10 PM ET as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 237.5. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against the Brooklyn Nets at 10:40 PM ET. The Lakers are on a two-game winning streak after their 127-110 victory against Dallas as a 4-point favorite on Wednesday. The Nets are on a four-game losing streak after a 105-103 upset loss at Portland as a 7-point favorite on Wednesday. Los Angeles is a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 226.5. ESPN will broadcast this game after its originally planned broadcast of the Dallas Mavericks on the road against the Golden State Warriors got canceled. The National Hockey League has four games on its slate. Three NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Carolina Hurricanes play at home against the Detroit Red Wings as a -205 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils visit the Columbus Blue Jackets as a -166 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Florida Panthers host the Minnesota Wild as a -192 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The New York Islanders play in Chicago against the Blackhawks at 8:37 PM ET as a -245 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.The college basketball schedule has seven games on national television. Fairleigh Dickinson is at Stonehill on the CBS Sports Network at 5 PM ET as a 2-point road favorite with an over/under of 152. Xavier plays at home against Georgetown on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 13-point favorite with a total of 149.5. Three NCAAB games on national television tip-off at 7 PM ET. Virginia Commonwealth is at home against Saint Louis on ESPN2 as an 8.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147.5. Toledo travels to Central Michigan on the CBS Sports Network as a 7.5-point favorite, with a total of 148. Akron plays at Kent State on ESPNU as a 1-point road favorite with an over/under of 142.5. Wisconsin hosts Indiana on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite with a total of 142.5. Colorado State plays at home against UNLV on FS1 as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 145. 

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NFL Divisional Round Player Props

by ASA, Inc.

Thursday, Jan 18, 2024

Lamar Jackson Over 51.5 Rush Yards (-115)Lamar will get his first playoff action since January of 2021 on Saturday afternoon against the Texans. In his first four playoff appearances, Jackson is averaging 92 rushing yards per game. He has improved as a passer since his early career, but reliance on his rushing skills will always show up in big games. In a win or go home scenario, the safety of sliding becomes secondary and Lamar will rely on his legs as often as the Ravens need to keep drives alive. Considering Jackson’s gambreaking speed, one play could be all it takes to hit his rushing yards prop.  Jordan Love Over 1.5 Pass TDs (-120)Love is as hot as any QB currently, and has thrown for 2+ TDs in nine of the last ten games. Green Bay’s offensive line is playing lights out, completely dominating Dallas last week in the run game (Aaron Jones 118 rush yards) as well as pass protection (0 sacks). San Francisco will be a whole new test on Saturday night, however, Dallas was a statistically better defense during the regular season in terms of yards allowed per game. If the Packers can hold strong at the line of scrimmage, Love has almost limitless young weapons to spread the ball to. Baker Mayfield Over 1.5 Pass TDs (+105)Baker has found a perfect home in Tampa, clearly loving his veteran studs in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, throwing 2+ TDs in nine of his last twelve games. The Lions defense ranks second best in rushing yards allowed while sixth last in passing yards per game. The Buccaneers already struggle to run the ball normally, so facing such a weak pass defense will play right into Tampa’s hands. In perfect conditions in Detroit's dome, Baker will have every opportunity to put the team on his right shoulder and carry the afterthought Bucs to the NFC Championship.  Josh Allen over 43.5 Rush Yards (-115)Similar to Lamar Jackson, Allen will throw all safety to the wind and look to run as often as needed to finally beat the Chiefs on Sunday night. At 6'5 240, Allen is a load and can pick up first downs at will using his legs, just use his 52 yard touchdown run against Pittsburgh last week for reference. In nine playoff games, Allen is averaging 55 yards rushing per game, showing the significant increase from his regular season career average of 38 ypg. Kansas City ranked fourth in passing yards allowed during the regular season so expect a run heavy game plan from the Bills, including plenty of designed runs for the likely hurdling (at least once) Josh Allen. 

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College Basketball January Update- Four Teams To Buy Low On

by Kyle Hunter

Thursday, Jan 18, 2024

I recently took a look at four teams you might want to sell high on based on multiple factors. Now, I want to take a look at four college basketball teams you might want to buy low on in the coming weeks and months.  Missouri Tigers (4-13 ATS) Missouri is a miserable 4-13 ATS so far this year. I don’t think Missouri is a good team by any means, but the Tigers are likely a bit undervalued in the market at this point. Missouri has played a pretty difficult schedule thus far. The Tigers have also had terrible “free throw defense” with opponents shooting a whopping 76.9% from the free throw line against them. That should regress to the mean in time. Missouri does struggle on the glass, so I would be careful about backing them against great rebounding teams. In general though, teams with this bad of an ATS record in the middle of the season have been good teams to back since the market is so low on them. Detroit Titans (5-14 ATS) This is a team I’m buying VERY LOW on. Detroit is a ridiculous 0-19 on the season. There are obvious buy signs on this team right now though. First, Detroit just got back their star Jayden Stone. They have easily covered both spreads against N Kentucky and Robert Morris (2 OT loss) with Stone back in the lineup. He’s their best player by a huge margin, and he’ll make a big difference for the team. Also, Detroit has been very unlucky this season. Shot Quality ranks them as the single unluckiest team in the country (362 teams). They are a bad team, but I think they’ll be pretty good ATS moving forward. Pacific Tigers (3-14 ATS) Another really ugly one- by now you are probably understanding the theme here. These are not easy teams to bet, but these types of teams often have value at this point. Pacific has been on the road for three straight games, but they have quite a few home games coming up in the near future. Pacific took a very good San Francisco team to overtime at home in their last home contest. The Tigers beat Cal on the road earlier this year. This team returned a lot of the same guys they had last year, and last season this was an excellent offense. I expect their very low shooting percentages to improve as the season goes along.  UMKC Roos (5-11 ATS) UMKC is one of those rare teams in the Summit League that tries to win lower scoring games by slowing things down and winning with defense. They have committed far too many fouls so far this season. UMKC is an excellent rebounding team and that gives them a nice matchup advantage over several of the teams in the Summit. They blew out both Oral Roberts and Portland State at home. Those are two solid teams. The upside is there for UMKC, but they need to be a little more consistent. The marketplace is very low on them now. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/18/2024

by Big Al Staff

Thursday, Jan 18, 2024

The Thursday sports card features NBA, NHL, and NCAA action.The National Basketball Association has five games on its docket. The Chicago Bulls travel to Toronto to play the Raptors at 7:30 PM ET on TNT as a 1.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 224.5. The New York Knicks host the Washington Wizards at 7:40 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 237. The Oklahoma City Thunder play in Utah against the Jazz at 9:10 PM ET as a 3-point road favorite with a total of 246.5. The Minnesota Timberwolves play at home against the Memphis Grizzlies on TNT at 10 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 218. The Sacramento Kings are at home against the Indiana Pacers at 10:10 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 246.The National Hockey League has 11 games on its slate. Six NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Buffalo Sabres host the Chicago Blackhawks as a -285 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Boston Bruins play at home against the Colorado Avalanche as a -142 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Ottawa Senators are at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -185 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Dallas Stars are in Philadelphia to play the Flyers as a -135 money-line road favorite with a total of 6. The Tampa Bay Lightning host the Minnesota Wild as a -142 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Washington Capitals play at home against the St. Louis Blues as a -115 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. Two NHL games start at 9:07 PM ET. The Toronto Maple Leafs visit Calgary to play the Flames as a -130 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Edmonton Oilers are at home against the Seattle Kraken as a -218 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. Three games complete the NHL card at 10:07 PM ET. The Los Angeles Kings host the Nashville Predators as a -155 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Vancouver Canucks play at home against the Arizona Coyotes as a -205 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The New York Rangers play in Vegas against the Golden Knights as a -125 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.The college basketball schedule has ten games on national television. Michigan State is at home against Minnesota on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with a total of 142.5. Four NCAAB games tip off at 7 PM ET. Memphis hosts South Florida on ESPN as a 12-point favorite with an over/under of 157. Florida Atlantic plays at home against Wichita State on ESPN2 as a 15-point favorite with a total of 152.5. Winthrop is at home against UNC-Asheville on ESPNU as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 147. Drexel hosts Monmouth on the CBS Sports Network as a 9-point favorite with a total of 135. Illinois is at Michigan on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 153. Two more NCAAB games begin at 9 PM ET. Utah plays at home against Oregon State on ESPN2 as a 15-point favorite with a total of 144. UTEP is at home against Middle Tennessee on the CBS Sports Network as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 127. Colorado hosts Oregon on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with a total of 148.5. San Francisco plays at home against Loyola-Marymount on the CBS Sports Network at 11 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 139.5.

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College Basketball January Update: Four Teams to Sell High On

by Kyle Hunter

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024

I like to think of the college basketball betting marketplace like the stock market. You are always wanting to buy low and sell high. It’s the middle of January now, and teams are in the middle of conference season. Let’s take a look at four teams that could be good sell high candidates- and we’ll also look at why they might be a team to sell/fade. BYU Cougars (12-5 ATS) BYU is a good team, but I don’t think they are as good as their ATS record would indicate. BYU is ranked in the KenPom Top 10. This is a team that is holding opponents to 27% shooting from 3 point range. Their defense is improved, but it isn’t this good. BYU has only played three road games so far this season. The Cougars are in a much tougher conference now in the Big 12. There are no weak teams to beat up like BYU saw in the WCC in previous seasons. BYU relies on the three point shot as much as anyone in the country, and those jump shooting teams can struggle on the road in hostile territory. St. Joe’s Hawks (11-6 ATS) It looked like this team had turned a corner in non-conference play, but their inconsistencies are showing up once again in Atlantic 10 play. St. Joe’s went from playing very good defense early in the season to giving up 1.11 points per possession (poor) in A10 play. They have played only the 301st toughest schedule in the country, and now they are about to play quite a few solid teams in conference. The Hawks have great wins over Villanova and Princeton, but they also lost to Texas A&M Commerce and Rhode Island. Radford Highlanders (12-4 ATS) We have to look at under the radar teams as well. The Radford Highlanders are a whopping 12-4 ATS on the season, but I see some concerning signs from them. Radford is allowing 1.131 points per possession in Big South play. This isn’t a conference known for highly efficient offenses either. Radford ranks 340th in the nation in height. The Highlanders rank in the second percentile in the country in quality of shot taken. Radford is unlikely to be able to keep hitting so many tough shots. Radford is also now in a role of laying quite a few points consistently, and I think they could be a good fade moving forward. Minnesota Golden Gophers (14-3 ATS) Back to a big name team for our final look here. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have played the 296th toughest schedule so far this season. I don’t have to tell you that things are about to get a lot tougher for them as they try to navigate through a deep Big Ten Conference. Minnesota has played only three true road games. The Golden Gophers have a great home court advantage, but I don’t trust them to continue to play so well on the road. Minnesota is 11th in the nation in two point field goal percentage offense this season. I don’t think this offense can keep up that level of efficiency. Minnesota is too reliant on Dawson Garcia. Garcia is a good player, but teams in the Big Ten are going to have some better game plans for slowing him down and forcing someone else to beat them. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/17/2024

by Big Al Staff

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2024

The Wednesday sports card features NBA, NHL, and NCAA action.The National Basketball Association has ten games on its docket. The Minnesota Timberwolves travel to Detroit to play the Pistons at 7:10 PM ET as an 11.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 222 (all odds from DraftKings). Five more NBA games tip off at 7:40 PM ET. The Atlanta Hawks host the Orlando Magic as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 233. The Boston Celtics play at home against the San Antonio Spurs as a 16-point favorite with a total of 237. The Milwaukee Bucks are in Cleveland to play the Cavaliers on ESPN as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 238. The New York Knicks are at home against the Houston Rockets as a 5-point favorite with a total of 220. The Miami Heat play in Toronto against the Raptors as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 227.5.The New Orleans Pelicans host the Charlotte Hornets at 8:10 PM ET as a 12-point favorite with a total of 229.5. The Los Angeles Lakers play at home against the Dallas Mavericks on ABC at 8:40 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 241. The Utah Jazz are at home against the Golden State Warriors at 9:10 PM ET as a 4-point favorite with a total of 242.5. The Brooklyn Nets visit the Portland Trail Blazers at 10:10 PM ET as a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 224. The National Hockey League has three games on its slate. Two NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The Florida Panthers host the Detroit Red Wings as a -218 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The New Jersey Devils play at home against the Montreal Canadiens as a -230 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Buffalo Sabres are at home against the Chicago Blackhawks on TNT at 7:37 PM ET as a -28 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5.The college basketball schedule has nine games on national television. Four NCAAB games tip off at 7 PM ET. Connecticut hosts Creighton on FS1 as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 144. Kentucky plays at home against Mississippi State on ESPN2 as a 7-point favorite with a total of 153.5. Virginia is at home against Virginia Tech on ESPNU as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 124.5. Loyola-Chicago hosts Massachusetts on the CBS Sports Network as a 2.5-point favorite with a total of 148.Three NCAAB games start at 9 PM ET. Houston plays at home against Texas Tech on ESPNU as a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 129.5. Belmont is at home against Northern Iowa on the CBS Sports Network as a 1-point favorite with a total of 150.5. Providence plays at DePaul on FS1 as an 8-point road favorite with an over/under of 139. Arizona hosts USC on ESPN at 10 PM ET as an 18.5-point favorite with a total of 159. San Diego State plays at home against Nevada on the CBS Sports Network at 11 PM ET as a 6.5-point favorite with a 139.5.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/16/2024

by Big Al Staff

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2024

The Tuesday sports card features NBA, NHL, and NCAA action.The National Basketball Association has three games on its docket. The Philadelphia 76ers host the Denver Nuggets on TNT at 7:40 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite, with the total set at 227 (all odds from DraftKings). The Phoenix Suns play at home against the Sacramento Kings at 9:10 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 242.5. The Los Angeles Clippers are at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder on TNT at 10:10 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 236.5. The National Hockey League has eight games on its slate. Three NHL games drop the puck at 7:07 PM ET. The New York Rangers host the Seattle Kraken as a -205 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Colorado Avalanche travel to Ottawa to play the Senators as a -130 money-line road favorite with a total of 7. The Washington Capitals play at home against the Anaheim Ducks as a -205 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. Two NHL games start at 8:07 PM ET. The Dallas Stars are at home against the Los Angeles Kings as a -135 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Winnipeg Jets host the New York Islanders as a -175 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Chicago Blackhawks play at home against the San Jose Sharks at 8:37 PM ET as a -130 money-line favorite with a total of 6.                     Two more games conclude the NHL card at 9:07 PM ET. The Calgary Flames are at home against the Arizona Coyotes as a -170 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Edmonton Oilers host the Toronto Maple Leafs as a -148 money-line favorite with a total of 7.The college basketball schedule has 11 games on national television. Tennessee plays at home against Florida on ESPN as a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 159. Western Carolina is at home against Samford on the CBS Sports Network at 6 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with a total of 157. Xavier hosts Butler on FS1 at 6:30 PM ET as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 150.5. Two NCAAB games tip off at 7 PM ET. Purdue visits Indiana on Peacock as a 10-point road favorite with a total of 151.5. Pittsburgh plays at home against Syracuse on ESPN2 as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 146. Dayton is at home against Saint Louis on the CBS Sports Network at 8 PM ET as a 13-point favorite with a total of 142.5. St. John’s plays at Seton Hall on FS1 at 8:30 PM ET as a 1-point road favorite with an over/under of 147.5. Two NCAAB games begin at 9 PM ET. Kansas travels to Oklahoma State on ESPN as a 6.5-point road favorite with a total of 138. South Carolina hosts Georgia on ESPNU as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 137. Boise State plays at home against UNLV on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET as a 5-point favorite with a total of 142. New Mexico is at home against Utah State on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 156.5.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAAB Previews and Odds - 01/15/2024

by Big Al Staff

Monday, Jan 15, 2024

The Monday sports card features NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA action on the Martin Luther King Holiday.The National Football League continues its postseason with the final two games in the wildcard playoff round. The Buffalo Bills host the Pittsburgh Steelers on CBS at 4:30 PM ET after this game got postponed from its initial Sunday schedule due to inclement weather  conditions. The Bills are a 10-point favorit,e with the total set at 38.5 (all odds from DraftKings). The Philadelphia Eagles visit Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers on ABC, ESPN, and the ESPN Manningcast at 8 PM ET as a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 44.The National Basketball Association has 11 games on its docket. The Philadelphia 76ers host the Houston Rockets at 1:10 PM ET as a 7-point favorite, with the total set at 227. The New Orleans Pelicans travel to Dallas to play the Mavericks at 2:40 PM ET as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 235. Two more NBA games tip off at 3:10 PM ET. The New York Knicks play at home against the Orlando Magic as a 7-point favorite with a total of 221.5. The Washington Wizards are at home against the Detroit Pistons as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 241. The Atlanta Hawks host the San Antonio Spurs on TNT at 3:40 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 245.5. The Golden State Warriors play in Memphis against the Grizzlies on TNT at 6:10 PM ET as an 8-point road favorite with an over/under of 226.5. The Cleveland Cavaliers are at home against the Chicago Bulls at 7:10 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 221.0. Two NBA games start at 7:40 PM ET. The Brooklyn Nets host the Miami Heat as a 2-point favorite with an over/under of 217.5. The Boston Celtics play in Toronto against the Raptors as a 7-point road favorite with a total of 241.5. The Utah Jazz play at home against the Indiana Pacers as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 248. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder at 10:40 PM ET as a 2-point favorite with a total of 237.The National Hockey League has ten games on its slate. The Buffalo Sabres host the San Jose Sharks at 12:07 PM ET as a -258 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Four NHL games drop the puck at 1:07 PM ET. The Vancouver Canucks visit the Columbus Blue Jackets as a -225 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Boston Bruins play at home against the New Jersey Devils as a -175 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Florida Panthers are at home against the Anaheim Ducks as a -395 money-line favorite with a total of 6.5. The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Seattle Kraken as a -142 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Carolina Hurricanes play at home against the Los Angeles Kings at 3:07 PM ET as a -148 money-line favorite with a total of 6.Two NHL games drop the puck at 6:07 PM ET. The Minnesota Wild are at home against the New York Islanders as a -115 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Vegas Golden Knights host the Nashville Predators as a -130 money-line favorite with a total of 6. The Colorado Avalanche visit the Montreal Canadiens at 7:07 PM ET as a -225 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The St. Louis Blues play at home against the Philadelphia Flyers at 8:07 PM ET as a -115 money-line favorite with a total of 6.The college basketball schedule has seven games on national television. Ohio State travel to Michigan on Fox at noon ET as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 147. George Mason plays at George Washington on the CBS Sports Network at 2 PM ET as a 2.5-point road favorite with a total 145.5. Marquette is at home against Villanova on Fox-TV at 2:30 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with an over/under of 143. Saint Joseph’s hosts LaSalle on the CBS Sports Network at 4 PM ET as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 149.5. Two more NCAAB games begin at 7 PM ET. Boston College hosts Notre Dame on ESPNU as an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 135. American University visits Loyola-Maryland on the CBS Sports Network as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 136.5. Hampton plays at home against North Carolina A&T as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 152.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, NHL, NBA, NCAAB, and EPL Previews and Odds - 01/14/2024

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Jan 14, 2024

The Sunday sports card features NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA, and EPL action.The National Football League continues its postseason with two games in the wildcard playoff round. The Dallas Cowboys host the Green Bay Packers on Fox at 4 PM ET. The Cowboys are on a two-game winning streaks with seven victories in their last nine games, with their 38-10 victory at Washington as a 13.5-point favorite last Sunday. The Packers have won three in a row and six of their last eight after their 17-9 victory against Chicago as a 3-point favorite on Sunday. Dallas is a 7-point favorite, with the total set at 50.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).The Detroit Lions play at home against the Los Angeles Rams on NBC and Peacock at 8 PM ET. The Lions won for the third time in their last four games after their 30-20 victory against Minnesota as a 4-point favorite on Sunday. The Rams have won four in a row and seven of their last eight after their 21-20 upset victory at San Francisco as a 5.5-point underdog on Sunday. Detroit is a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 51.5. The National Basketball Association has five games on its docket. The Denver Nuggets are at home against the Indiana Pacers at 3:30 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite with a total of 238.5. The Miami Heat host the Charlotte Hornets at 6:10 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 222. Two more NBA games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Milwaukee Bucks play at home against the Sacramento Kings as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 248.5. The Los Angeles Clippers travel to Minnesota to play the Timberwolves as a 1.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 223. The Phoenix Suns play in Portland against the Trail Blazers at 9:10 PM ET as a 10.5-point road favorite with a total of 231. The National Hockey League has two games on its slate. The New York Rangers are at home against the Washington Capitals at 1:07 PM ET as a -225 money-line favorite with an over/under of 6. The Toronto Maple Leafs host the Detroit Red Wings at 7:07 PM ET as a -192 money-line favorite with a total of 7.The college basketball schedule has four games on national television. Connecticut plays at home against Georgetown on Fox at noon ET as a 20.5-point favorite with an over/under of 143. Memphis is at Wichita State on ESPN2 at 1 PM ET as a 5.5-point road favorite with a total of 155. Louisiana Tech is at home against Liberty on ESPN2 at 3 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 131.5. UNC-Wilmington hosts Delaware on the CBS Sports Network at 4 PM ET as a 6-point favorite with a total of 146. Matchweek 21 in the English Premier League continues with two matches. Aston Villa travels to Everton on the USA Network at 9 AM ET in a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 2.5. Manchester United plays at home against Tottenham at 11:30 AM ET as a -0.5 goal-line favorite with a total of 3. 

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