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

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Nov 29, 2020

The Sunday sports card features the continuation of Week 12 of the National Football League along with college basketball and three matches in the English Premier League.The NFL has 12 games scheduled for Sunday. Eight games begin the card at 1 PM ET. The national broadcast on Fox has Arizona playing at New England, with the Cardinals' 2-point road favorites with the total set at 49. The primary game on CBS has Buffalo playing at home against the Los Angeles Chargers. The Bills are a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 52. Three more games take place in the 4:05 PM ET to 4:20 PM ET window of afternoon games. At 4:05 PM ET, San Francisco visits Los Angeles with the Rams a 7-point favorite with the total at 44.5. Denver hosts New Orleans at 4:05 PM ET despite their three quarterbacks ruled ineligible for this game on Saturday after they were in close contact with another player who tested positive for COVID (presumably reserve quarterback Jeff Driskel). Running back Royce Freeman is their emergency quarterback while wide receiver Kendall Hinton on their practice squad played quarterback at Wake Forest before switching positions. The Saints are now 14.5-point road favorites, with the total dropping to 36.5. At 4:25 PM ET on CBS, Kansas City visits Tampa Bay as a 3-point favorite with an over/under of 56.5.The Sunday night game on NBC is between the top two teams in the NFC North. Green Bay holds a two-game lead over Chicago for first place in the division with their 7-3 record. A victory would move them three games ahead of the Bears with their 5-5 current mark. However, if Chicago pulls the upset, then they would trail the Packers by just one game with them hosting the rematch in Week 17 at home in Soldier Field. Green Bay is a 9.5-point favorite with the total set at 44. Kickoff is shortly after 8:20 PM ET.The nationally-televised college basketball card begins at 1 PM ET with Richmond visiting Kentucky on ESPN. The Wildcats are 7-point favorites with a total of 144.5. South Carolina will be playing Tulsa at 1 PM ET on a neutral court in Kansas City on ESPN2. At 3:30 PM ET on that neutral court in Kansas City, ESPN2 will broadcast Liberty playing TCU.At 4:30 PM ET, FS1 has North Dakota State playing at Creighton. On ESPN2, Texas Tech plays Houston on a neutral court in Fort Worth, Texas at 5:30 PM ET. The Red Raiders are 3-point favorites with the over/under at 136.5. ESPNU has San Francisco playing Rhode Island at 5:30 PM ET on a neutral court in the mini-bubble in Uncasville, Connecticut. The college basketball card concludes at 8 PM ET with South Florida playing Virginia Tech on the neutral court in Uncasville. ESPN2 has the broadcast. Matchweek 10 of the English Premier League continues with three matches. At 9 AM ET, Manchester United travels to Southampton as a -0.5 goal line favorite with the total set at 2.75. Chelsea hosts Tottenham at 11:30 AM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with the over/under at 2.75. Arsenal hosts Wolverhampton at 2:15 PM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. The NBC Sports Network broadcasts all three games. 

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NBA Upcoming Season + Projections

by AAA Sports

Sunday, Nov 29, 2020

The NBA is scheduled to start up again on December 22nd 2020, right before Christmas. Originally it was supposed to begin in the early New Year, but now,  everyone is getting ready for the new start date. During the short offseason, there have been many moves, and some good FA pickups for some teams. Programs like the Hawks, Warriors, Hornets, Pelicans, Suns, TWolves and more, have all improved over the break and could possibly make a run into this seasons' playoffs. The Hawks are my sleeper team as their new projected starting lineup is: Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Galiinari, John Collins and Clint Capela.  The NBA has also confirmed that there will be a play-in tournament to finish off the season to decide the 7 and 8 seeds. The teams to finish 7-10 all have a chance this season. After the season ends, the #7 seed will host the #8 seed. The winner of that game will then secure the #7 seed in the playoffs. On the other hand, the #9 seed will play the #10 seed to be the potential #8. The winner of that game will then play the loser of the 7/8 to get the Final #8 seed going into the postseason. Therefore, I believe that teams will never let up this season, as some teams do, in order to not be one of those play-in games. And who knows what could happen. One team just has to get hot at the right time and that could possibly cause difficulties for the #1. Although Atlanta is my sleeper team, there are many teams that I wouldn't be surprised if they made a run in the playoffs this season. I believe that this year might be one of the most entertaining season's in history, as the association continues to get more and more talent into the league.  ROTW: Lamelo Ball DPOY: Anthony Davis MVP: Steph Curry Eastern Champs: Miami Heat Western Champs: LA Clippers NBA Champ: Heat in 7 games

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NFL Sunday Night Football: Packers/Bears Preview

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Nov 29, 2020

The Sunday night game on NBC is between the top two teams in the NFC North. Green Bay holds a two-game lead over Chicago for first place in the division with their 7-3 record. A victory would move them three games ahead of the Bears with their 5-5 current mark. However, if Chicago pulls the upset, then they would trail the Packers by just one game with them hosting the rematch in Week 17 at home in Soldier Field. Green Bay opened the season with four straight victories, but they have split out their last six games. They saw the end of their two-game winning streak last Sunday in a 34-31 loss at Indianapolis as a 1.5-point underdog. The Packers went into halftime with a 28-14 lead but were outscored by a 20-3 margin the rest of the way. The Colts outgained Green Bay by 420-367 yards. Aaron Rodgers completed 27 of 38 passes for 311 yards with three touchdown passes and an interception in the losing effort. Rodgers is completing 68.2% of his passes this season for 2889 passing yards, which are fifth-most in the NFL. Rodgers has 29 touchdown passes with only four interceptions. His 115.8 passer rating is tops in the league. He leads an offense that is third in the NFL by averaging 30.8 points-per-game. Chicago opened the season with a 5-1 record but have since lost four straight games. They last played on Monday Night Football on November 16th, where they lost at home to Minnesota by a 19-13 score. The Bears’ managed to gain only 149 yards while being on the field for just over 24 minutes of that game. Nick Foles was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter with hip and glute injuries that leave him doubtful to play in this game. Head coach Matt Nagy has named Mitchell Trubisky as the starting quarterback after he has been out with a shoulder injury. Trubisky started the first three games of the season before losing the quarterback job to Foles. The former number one pick in the draft has completed only 59.3% of his passes for 560 yards with six touchdown passes and three interceptions. He has also rushed for 90 yards on ten carries. This game will be his first start with offensive coordinator Bill Lazor calling the plays. Nagy handed the play-calling over to Lazor two games ago, but it has not made a difference in the Bears’ productivity on offense. Chicago is scoring only 19.1 points-per-game this season while ranking second-to-last with a 300.9 yards-per-game average. Trubisky will be getting some help in the backfield with the return of running back David Montgomery, who has been out going through the concussion protocol. Montgomery has rushed for 472 yards on 131 carries this season. Converted wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had 12 of the team’s 17 carries last week. Chicago has five players listed as questionable for this game. Linebacker Akiem Hicks is dealing with a hamstring. Defensive backs Sherrick McManis and Buster Skrine have hand and ankle injuries. Offensive linemen Charles Leno, Jr. and Rashaad Coward are dealing with a toe and ankle. Green Bay removed 15 players from their injury list on Friday, including wide receiver Davante Adams who participated in full practice that day. Wide receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown are questionable with an Achilles and a knee. Cornerback Kevin King and center Corey Linsley are also questionable with injuries. BetAnySports lists Green Bay as a 9.5-point favorite with the total set at 44. Kickoff is shortly after 8:20 PM ET.

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