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Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB, CFL and EPL Previews and Odds - 09/18/2021

by Big Al Staff

Saturday, Sep 18, 2021

The Saturday sports card features action in NCAAF, MLB, CFL, and the EPL.Week 3 in college football concludes with 49 games between FBS opponents on the docket. Thirteen games begin the card in the opening window from noon to 2:30 PM ET. Seven games are on national television at noon. Miami (FL) hosts Michigan State on ABC as a 6.5-point favorite with the total set at 57.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Cincinnati travels to Indiana on ESPN as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 50. Oklahoma is at home against Nebraska on Fox as a 22.5-point favorite with a total of 62.5. West Virginia plays at home against Virginia Tech on FS1 as a 2.5-point favorite with an over/under of 50. Boston College visits Temple as a 14.5-point road favorite with a total of 56. Army is at home against Connecticut on the CBS Sports Network as a -34.5 point favorite with an over/under of 48. Coastal Carolina plays at Buffalo on ESPN2 as a 14-point road favorite with a total of 58. Notre Dame hosts Purdue on NBC at 2:30 PM ET as a 7.5-point favorite with an over/under of 59.Eighteen college football games between FBS opponents kick from 3:30 PM ET to 6:30 PM ET. Six games are on national television at 3:30 PM ET. Alabama visits Florida on CBS as a 14.5-point road favorite with a total of 60. Clemson plays at home against Georgia Tech on ABC as a 28-point favorite with an over/under of 52. Wake Forest hosts Florida State on ESPN as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 62.5. USC travels to Washington State on Fox as a 7.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 62.5. SMU plays at Louisiana Tech on the CBS Sports Network as a 10.5-point road favorite with a total of 65.5. Ohio State is at home against Tulsa as a 34.5-point favorite with an over/under of 62. Two games are on national television at 4 PM ET. Mississippi State visits Memphis on ESPN2 as a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 64. Toledo hosts Colorado State on ESPNU as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 58.5. Fourteen college football games between FBS opponents start between 7 PM ET and 9 PM ET. Two games are on national television at 7 PM ET. Georgia hosts South Carolina on ESPN as a 31-point favorite with a total of 47. Utah travels to San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network as a 7.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 43. Two more games are on national television at 7:30 PM ET. Penn State plays at home against Auburn on ABC as a 5-point favorite with a total of 52.5. Air Force is at home against Utah State on FS2 as a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 53.5. Two games are on national television starting at 8 PM ET. Stanford travels to Vanderbilt on ESPNU as a 12-point road favorite with a total of 48.5. Mississippi is at home against Tulane on ESPN2 as a 14-point favorite with an over/under of 76. Boise State hosts Oklahoma State on FS1 at 9 PM ET as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 57.5. Four games conclude the college football card. Arizona State visits BYU on ESPN at 10:15 PM ET as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 50.5. Iowa State travels to UNLV on the CBS Sports Network at 10:30 PM ET as a 32.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 52.5. San Jose State plays at Hawaii on FS1 at 12:30 AM ET as a 7-point road favorite with a total of 61.5. Fifteen games are on the MLB slate. Six games start in the afternoon. The New York Yankees host Cleveland at 1:05 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Boston is at home against Baltimore at 1:10 PM ET as a -265 money line favorite with a total of 10.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Cincinnati at 2:10 PM ET as a -190 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Toronto is at home against Minnesota at 3:07 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Washington plays at home against Colorado at 4:05 PM ET as a -115 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Tampa Bay hosts Detroit at 4:10 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 8. Miami is at home against Pittsburgh at 6:10 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. The Chicago White Sox play at Texas at 7:05 PM ET as a -225 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Two games start at 7:10 PM ET. Seattle is at Kansas City as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Houston hosts Arizona as a -275 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Three games begin at 7:15 PM ET. St. Louis is at home against San Diego as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 7.5. The Fox broadcast has two games for regional coverage. Milwaukee is at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -300 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Philadelphia plays at New York against the Mets as a -120 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. San Francisco is at home against Atlanta at 9:05 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Oakland travels to Los Angeles to play the Angels at 9:07 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Two games take place in the Canadian Football League on ESPN+. Montreal hosts British Columbia at 7 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with a total of 47.5. Winnipeg visits Edmonton at 9:45 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 43.5.Six matches take place in the English Premier League. Wolverhampton plays at home against Brentford on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2. Four games begin at 10 AM ET. Arsenal visits Burnley on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Liverpool is at home against Crystal Palace as a -2 goal line favorite with a total of 3.25. Manchester City hosts Southampton on the USA Network as a -2.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.5. Norwich City plays at home against Watford as a -0.25 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. Aston Villa is at home against Everton on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

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College Football's Game 3 Non-Conference Superdog

by Tom Stryker

Friday, Sep 17, 2021

In last week’s System of the Week, we found some success with Vanderbilt (+6’) over Colorado State (WON OUTRIGHT 24-21) and we’ve got another nice underdog situation on tap for Saturday. With the help of my college football database, the same one that was featured in the December 13th, 2010, issue of the ESPN Insider magazine, I’ve been able to isolate and profit from a number of early season technical situations that have performed very well.   The unique system you will find below is no different.  It backs a team that has busted out of the gate impressively and now finds itself in the role of an underdog.  There is also a special parameter that can be added that makes it even more profitable.  Take a look at what I like to call, “College Football’s Game 3 Non-Conference Superdog.” Since 1980, PLAY ON any game three non-conference underdog priced at +28 or less provided they check in off back-to-back blowout victories of 20 points or more and neither team is rested.  41-Year ATS Record = 39-16-2 ATS for 70.9 percent  This Week’s Play = AUBURN  The War Eagle (+6) heads to Happy Valley off a pair of season-opening wins over Akron by the final of 60-10 and Alabama State by the margin of 62-0.  On the other side of Beaver Stadium, the Nittany Lions take the turf off their 44-13 blowout home win over the Ball State Cardinals.  Neither team is rested and that means AU fits this general system perfectly. There is one additional tightener that can be added that really make this system pop.  If our “play on” pup carried a team won/loss percentage less than .725 a year ago, then this Game 3 Non-Conference Super Dog system jumps to a highly profitable 35-6-1 ATS for 85.7 percent.  Last year, the Tigers posted a 6-5 SU overall record for a win percentage of .545 and they qualify for this special tightener. Good luck with the War Eagle on Saturday.  

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NCAAF, MLB, WNBA, EPL and CFL Previews and Odds - 09/17/2021

by Big Al Staff

Friday, Sep 17, 2021

The Friday sports card features action in NCAAF, MLB, WNBA, CFL, and the EPL.Two games continue Week 3 in college football. Central Florida travels to Louisville on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET. The Knights improved to 2-0 with a 63-14 victory against Bethune Cookman as a 45.5-point favorite last Saturday. Louisville evened their record at 1-1 with their 30-3 win against Eastern Kentucky as a 30-point favorite last Saturday. Central Florida is a 6.5-point road favorite with the total set at 67.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Maryland visits Illinois on FS1 at 9 PM ET. The Terrapins opened 2-0 this season after a 62-0 victory against Howard as a 47-point favorite last Saturday. The Fighting Illini fell to 1-2 on the season with their 42-14 loss at Virginia as a 10.5-point underdog last Saturday. Maryland is a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 60.5. Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Two games begin the card at 7:05 PM ET. The New York Yankees play Cleveland as a -195 money line favorite with a total of 9. Colorado visits Washington. Toronto is at home against Minnesota as a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Five games start at 7:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Cincinnati as a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Boston is at home against Baltimore as a -380 money line favorite with an over/under of 10. Philadelphia visits New York to play the Mets as a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7.5. Detroit travels to Tampa Bay. Miami is at home against Pittsburgh as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Chicago White Sox visits Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -210 money line road favorite with an over/under 8.5. Three games begin at 8:10 PM ET. Milwaukee is at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -240 money line favorite with a total of 9. Seattle plays at Kansas City as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Houston plays at home as a -235 money line favorite with a total of 9. St. Louis is at home against San Diego at 8:15 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Oakland at 9:38 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with a total of 8. San Francisco hosts Atlanta at 9:45 PM ET as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.Four games are on the WNBA slate. Minnesota visits Indiana on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. Washington plays at New York at 7 PM ET. Las Vegas travels to Chicago at 8 PM ET. Phoenix is at Seattle at 10 PM ET. Two games take place in the Canadian Football League. Hamilton plays at home against Calgary on ESPN+ at 7 PM ET. The Tiger-Cats are a 2-point favorite with a total of 43. Saskatchewan hosts Toronto on ESPN News at 9:45 PM ET. The Roughriders are a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 44.5. The fifth match week in the English Premier League begins with Leeds United visiting Newcastle United on the NBC Sports Network at 3 PM ET. The Peacocks are a -0.25 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.

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An NFL Review On All 32 Teams After Week One

by Wayne Root

Thursday, Sep 16, 2021

32. Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1): Urban Meyer is 0-1 in the NFL. He almost certainly will lose more games this season than he did in his career at Ohio State (nine). Going back to play at home, he needs to stop in New Orleans and ask Sean Peyton how to win in Jacksonville stadium. Forget those college days...THIS IS THE NFL 31. Detroit Lions (0-1): The Lions were down 38-10 but kept fighting back. They actually could have won the game with under 20 seconds of play.  It was not a moral victory for Dan Campbell as he fell a half point short of covering the spread for any faithful betting on the Lions. They will be a double digit dog so if you winning, you might be forced to bet on this loser. 30. New York Jets (0-1): Sam Darnold probably is  reliving nightmares watching Zach Wilson run for his life behind the Jets’ atrocious offensive line Sunday. He had six sacks and 14 pressures. Sam's best advice to Zach, get out of New York. Wilson ended up going 20 of 37 for 258 yards and two touchdowns while throwing one interception. 29. Houston Texans (1-0): Well this is one team that can't go winless. Give David Culley and the Texans a ton of credit. Everyone expects them to be horrible...and they won't disappoint. Who would have thought at any time this season, they would lead the AFC South? Lovie Smith's defense did their job. moving forward, their defense will cover huge point spreads. 28. New York Giants (0-1): Jason Garrett should have been the only one running laps after his play calling as offensive coordinator. They put up an underachieving 13 points. But on the other side of the coin there is no pass rush which leads to those nasty demoralizing third down completions for their opponents.  27. Atlanta Falcons (0-1): Arthur Smith’s offense lost a lot of its hope Sunday. Their penalties (99) were almost as much as their rushing yardage (124). And you would have figured for a ton of passing yards (136) but NOT! In the final three quarters, they rushed for 38 yards. I would say it can't get any worse but I checked their schedule for Sunday...Hello Tampa Bay.  26. Carolina Panthers (1-0): The Panthers scored only one touchdown inside of the Jets 10 yard line on four different occasions. To remind him of last year with the Jets, Sam Darnold was hit eight times. Where was Christian McCafferty inside the 10 yard line? This may be the most average team in the NFL. They can beat 9 teams that are on the bottom and lose to 8 teams that are better. Very pedestrian.   25. Chicago Bears (0-1): I don't think that Sunday's result came unexpectedly. However, their defense was not to have broken coverages resulting in tons of passing yardage.Their only chance at a quick fix is their defense; not Justin Fields. Offensively, their second-round pick, Teven Jenkins is out after back surgery, and his replacement left the game with a quad injury and his replacement left with an ankle injury during the Rams game. So they have their right tackle playing on the all important left side.  24. Minnesota Vikings (0-1): Viking coaches and fans are not brimming with confidence after a season-opening loss to the Bengals. The offensive line was responsible for 70 yards of the teams total 116 in penalties. Cousins seems to look around at which teammate will be flagged for holding or jumping offsides instead of focusing on audibles and passing. How jumpy will the Vikings offensive line be this week in Arizona against a five sacks last week Chandler Jones? 23. Tennessee Titans (0-1): The Titans didn’t do anything right in their 38-13 drubbing. It was expected after having only one week of full practice. They will certainly NOT be judged by what the Cardinals did to them. Additionally, this shows all the strength of the Cardinals defensive front four. Derrick Henry was hit at or behind the line eight times resulting in a net loss of 3 yards over the first three quarters. They were behind 24-6 at halftime after Henry rushed for 8 yards in the half.  22. Indianapolis Colts (0-1): Carson Wentz was the least of the Colts’ problems in their loss to the Seahawks. Frank Reich has some issues to solve on his offensive line. Wentz was sacked, hit or scrambling to the tune of 3 sacks and 10 quarterback hits. The Colts defense was a joke in the first half but finally got things together in the second half. They forced four punts, a turnover and sacked Wilson 4 times. Oh well, Wentz can look forward to next week. Oh wait, it's the Rams and Aaron Darnold.  21. Cincinnati Bengals (1-0): The Tiger King is back. When the Bengals needed him most, Joe Burrow stepped up and made a franchise QB-esque throw on fourth-and-1 from midfield, hitting C.J. Uzomah for 32 yards to set up the game-winning field goal in OT. Moving forward, when Burrow is on the field, they have a chance of winning.  20. Washington Football Team (0-1): Buy all the Taylor Heinicke stock you can. The Football Team rallied after losing Ryan Fitzpatrick to an injury. Washington has two things going for them. A great offensive line and one of the best defenses in the NFL  Yes, they had some defensive miscues but Chargers QB Justin Herbert can make any defense look helpless.  19. Denver Broncos (1-0): The Broncos’ defense is for real. Teddy Bridgewater was 26 of 34 passing for 248 yards and two touchdowns.He took care of the ball (no turnovers) and made plays on third down. That’s all Vic Fangio believes he needs to win games. Except for their defense that completely stifled the Giants. NOTE: The offense completed many third and long for 1st downs but don't expect them to do that against better defenses.  18. Philadelphia Eagles (1-0): The Eagles put on an offensive show. Quarterback Jalen Hurts was 27 of 35 for 264 yards with three touchdowns. Their rookies each had a score and Miles Sanders had 113 total yards. They better enjoy this as the next five games are tattooed on their brains as losses. Niners, Cowboys, Chiefs, Panthers, and Bucs. They might go 1-4. At least it was a nice road win. 17. New England Patriots (0-1): Mac Jones is pro-ready. He threw in rhythm, out of empty formations, with good accuracy and decision making. Bill Belichick kept the game plan conservative but fumbles by Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson were the difference in a loss to the Dolphins. Jones passed for 133 yards in the first half. Jones and the offense will get better as Josh McDaniels opens up the playbook as the season goes on. But the mainstay is that Belichick's defense will win more games than the offense. It's a great combination moving on.  16. Miami Dolphins (1-0): One can't buy into the Dolphins offense to carry the team. The Dolphins’ defense looked elite in holding the Patriots to 16 points, and rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle impressed in his debut. Tua Tagovailoa, the former Alabama signal-caller, went 16-for-27 for 202 yards one touchdown and one interception while adding a rushing score. He has to continue to improve for Miami to be considered a legitimate AFC contender. Like many teams, their games will be won or lost depending on offensive line protection.  15. Baltimore Ravens (0-1): With an 80-0 record after leading by 14 points during a game, the Ravens were unable to get out of their own way Monday night in Las Vegas. Baltimore has a lot of issues to clean up if it wants to be considered a Super Bowl contender. But first, Jackson needs two key starters to return. This is not a "one man" league that can carry a team. Losing Marcus Peters Monday was a huge blow. Carr passed for over 400 yards including 308 in the second half. Baltimore better find Peters replacement fast; Mahomes is coming to Baltimore next.  14. Las Vegas Raiders (1-0): The Raiders did everything they could to lose their first true Las Vegas home game. But Lamar Jackson gave them a gift with an overtime fumble, and Derek Carr hit Zay Jones to set off a week-long party in Sin City. Chucky! Shots! What can we expect in their next game? A short week after the MNF game, partying Monday night and celebrating Tuesday. Traveling 3000 miles to play a very good Pittsburgh Steelers team with the line under 6 points. And the all too familiar letdown and regression. 13. Green Bay Packers (0-1): What the hell was that? After all the offseason drama, Aaron Rodgers posted one of his worst games in a long time, going 15-for-28 for 133 yards and two interceptions. The passer rating when a QB hikes the ball and throws it into the dirt on every play is 39.6. Aaron Rodgers passer rating for Week One was 32.8. Perhaps he spent too much time auditioning for “Jeopardy” in the offseason. They might not win Sunday but you can bet the ball from both sides will be airborne.  12. Buffalo Bills (0-1): This was an early reality check as the Steelers and Big Ben’s corpse went into Orchard Park and stunned the preseason AFC darlings. Josh Allen isn’t going to catch anyone by surprise this season. But what about the Bills' "stop" defense? They allowed the Steelers to have three drives of nine-plus plays in the second half. Josh Allen for some unknown reason could not connect with Stefon Diggs or Cole Beasley. They were all out of sorts as the O-line was called for six holding penalties. Being outscored 23-3 in the second half at home is simply an anomaly...at this time. 11. Cleveland Browns (0-1): The Browns are still the Browns. For three quarters, the Browns controlled the game against the Chiefs. Then, everything flipped as the Chiefs scored two touchdowns in three minutes.One moment, you’re feeling good. Your game plan’s working. The next, the best player in football is pressured right and chucks a bomb to Tyreek Hill across his body for a touchdown. And Hill gives you the peace sign. A loss is a loss, but the Browns showed they have what it takes to hang with the AFC favorites. But the gap between contender and champion is the hardest to traverse.  10. Dallas Cowboys (0-1): How bout dem Cowboys? Does anyone still think Dak Prescott isn’t elite? Anyone? Buehler? Chalk up 403 yards for him. The biggest problem in the first game was not Greg Zuerlein but Ezekiel Elliott with his total of 33 yards on 11 carries. Zuerlein did not kick over the summer due to his back surgery and only once in preseason but there's no excuse for Zeke. Scoring 29 points was a good showing against the Super Bowl Champs. NOTE to all coaches: Do NOT think you can stop Tom Brady in the final 1:30 minutes.  9. Pittsburgh Steelers (1-0): The Steelers defense is legit. TJ Watt is a beast. However, it’s YUK on offense. Pittsburgh had only 252 yards of total offense, were four of 12 on third down, gained only 13 first downs outside of penalties and won by a touchdown. Their offensive line will haunt the 39 year old man still trying to be relevant. They opened no holes for rookie first round pick Najee Harris who ended up with 1.1 yards per carry. Big Ben will get sacked and throw INT's if something doesn't change. 8. Arizona Cardinals (1-0): When Kyler Murray is healthy, he is one of the most dynamic quarterbacks in football as he shredded the Titans for five total touchdowns. Their defense was led by Chandler Jones' five sacks and held Derrick Henry to only 33 yards rushing. Having JJ Watt on defense certainly has to give D coordinators nightmares. Having Kyler, JJ and Chandler along with DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk offer plenty of expectations from both sides of the ball. The NFC West is going to be a bloodbath with Murray, Stafford, Wilson and Jimmy G all at QB. 7. New Orleans Saints (1-0): As a fan of Jameis Winston who threw five touchdown passes in the win, for week one, many are happy for him after not playing for the entire last season and learning how to become a quarterback. The game ball should go to Sean Payton who dealt with Brees retirement, 10 new starters because of injuries, a suspension and salary cap issues, a relocation to Dallas to practice and a home game relocation to Jacksonville due to hurricane Ida. And a new starting quarterback. Their biggest immediate problem due to injuries is their depth.  6. Los Angeles Chargers (1-0): On Sunday, new head coach Brandon Staley let Justin Herbert do what he does: 31 of 47 for 337 yards passing. They did have two red zone turnovers however but still manage a win over an elite Washington defense on the road. With Joey Bosa and the defense playing focused, and allowing a more aggressive offense late in the game, the Chargers are well represented in the 4-0 NFC West.  5. San Francisco 49ers (1-0): Is a win a win when you nearly give up a 28 point lead to the Lions. With under a minute, the Lions had a chance to win outright. That's scary close. Coach Kyle Shanahan has plenty of plans for rookie Trey Lance in the weeks ahead. It's difficult for opposing defensive coordinators to game plan for two QB’s. The 49ers suffered two key injuries so pay close attention to upcoming reports.  4. Seattle Seahawks (1-0): Russell Wilson seemed to like what new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron put in the season opener game plan against the Lions. Wilson went 18-for-23 for 254 yards and four touchdowns in a win over the Colts scoring on three of the first four possessions. Their defense had a great game in the Colts backfield with three sacks and 10 QB hits. At least, Wilson won't have to win with his legs and arm with a defense like that.  3. Los Angeles Rams (1-0): Three plays into his Rams career, Stafford showed why McVay wanted him. He faked a handoff and bootlegged out to the left before stopping and hitting Van Jefferson for a 67-yard touchdown that was aided by some putrid Bears tackling. Still, it’s a throw Jared Goff can’t make. A big key was the opening second half 56 yard touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp extinguishing any hope for the Bears. The Rams needed a running back as they managed only18 yards through three quarters of play. All yardage stats came burning up the clock in the 4th quarter. Who will replace running back Cam Akers is the only question? If they locate his replacement, there will be fireworks in Inglewood this year at the Super Bowl.  2. Kansas City Chiefs (1-0): What's there to say? Coach Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes are inevitable and unstoppable. The only negative after giving up the world to pay Mahomes is that Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill must remain injury free. Forget about having an average defense, they don't seem too concerned as they figure to score 40 points a game.  1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0): You’re going to give Tom Brady 80 seconds to get a field goal? That’s a mistake. Brady’s arm looked as crisp as ever in the season opener. The Bucs defense didn't come as advertised. Dak had over 400 yards of passing. They were very fortunate to win, having four turnovers. If one were to grade them from their 2020 game one to this year's game one, they are miles ahead this year. Is there another ring waiting? 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, MLB, WNBA and NCAAF Previews and Odds - 09/16/2021

by Big Al Staff

Thursday, Sep 16, 2021

The Thursday sports card features action in the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, and the WNBA. The NFL kicks off Week 2 of the regular season with Washington hosting the New York Giants on the NFL Network at 8:20 PM ET. The Football Team was upset on Sunday by the Los Angeles Chargers, 20-16, as a 2-point favorite. The Giants got beat, 27-13, at home against Denver as a 3-point underdog. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick joined wide receiver Curtis Samuel on Injured Reserve this week after injuring his hip Sunday. Ron Rivera has named Taylor Heinicke his starting quarterback. Running back Antonio Gibson is probable despite a shoulder injury. New York will again be without tight end Evan Engram, who missed the Broncos game with a knee injury. Running back Saquon Barkley is probable despite his lingering knee issues. Washington is a 3-point favorite with the total set at 41 (all odds from DraftKings). One game begins Week 3 in college football. Louisiana-Lafayette plays at home against Ohio on ESPN at 8 PM ET. The Ragin’ Cajuns evened their record at 1-1 with a 27-24 victory at home against Nicholls State as a 26-point favorite on Saturday. The Bobcats fell to 0-2 on the season after getting upset for the second straight week in a 28-26 loss at home to Duquesne as a 28.5-point favorite on Saturday. Louisiana is a 21-point favorite with an over/under of 57. Nine games are on the MLB docket. Six games start in the afternoon. Atlanta hosts Colorado at 12:20 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Braves pitch Ian Anderson against the Rockies' German Marquez. Cincinnati plays at Pittsburgh at 12:35 PM ET as a -145 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Tyler Mahle pitches for the Reds against Connor Overton of the Pirates. Two games being at 2:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the Los Angeles Angels as a -180 money line favorite with a total of 8. The White Sox pitch Reynaldo Lopez against the Angels'  Alex Cobb. Oakland plays at Kansas City as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Paul Blackburn pitches for the A's against Daniel Lynch of the Royals. San Francisco is at home against San Diego at 3:45 PM ET as a -150 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. The Giants pitch Kevin Gausman against a Padres starting pitcher yet to be determined. The New York Yankees are at Baltimore at 5:05 PM ET as a -250 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10. Jordan Montgomery pitches for the Yankees against Chris Ellis of the Orioles.Philadelphia is at home against the Chicago Cubs at 6:05 PM ET as a -220 money line favorite with a total of 8. The Cubs pitch Kyle Hendricks against a Phillies starting pitcher yet to be named. Tampa Bay plays at home against Detroit as a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Dietrich Enns pitches for the Rays against Tyler Alexander of the Tigers. Houston plays at Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -235 money line road favorite with a total of 9. The Astros pitch Framber Valdez against the Rangers' Glenn Otto.One game is on the WNBA slate. Los Angeles travels to Atlanta at 7 PM ET.

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ASA's NFL Notes - In Case You Missed It

by ASA, Inc.

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021

ASA's NFL NOTES  NFL – Underdogs went 12-4 the first week of the season – 9 of those dogs won outright!  The average point total for week 1 of the NFL was 47.8.  Last year games averaged 49.6 total points which was the highest mark ever.  Four games last week reached at least 60 points and one game topped 70 points (SF vs Detroit).  RAVENS – QB Lamar Jackson has not thrown for more than 250 yards in 17 straight games.  Their loss @ Las Vegas as a favorite was the first time the Ravens have lost a season opener in 5 years.  They are now a +3.5 home dog this week vs KC.  Last year they were a -3.5 home favorite vs Chiefs.  Dating back to 2015, Baltimore is 4-1 both SU & ATS as a home underdog.  SAINTS – A few of their offensive coaches have tested positive for Covid.  Something to watch as this week progresses.  Jameis Winston didn’t have huge numbers yardage wise in the Saints 38-3 win over the Packers (148 yards passing) but he did throw for 5 TD’s.  He did so on just 20 attempts so every 4th pass attempt for Winston was a TD.  Even more importantly, he didn’t turn the ball over.  In his 72 previous games as a starter Winston turned the ball over 119 times by HIMSELF.  If he protects the ball, he can be very good.  FALCONS – Atlanta was expected to be very solid offensively under new HC Smith who was the OC at Tennessee last year.  They looked OK to start the game last week kicking FG’s on their first two drives vs Philadelphia.  However, the Falcons gained only 77 total yards on their final 9 offensive possessions after getting 6 points on the board.  STEELERS – Pittsburgh went into Buffalo and won outright as a 6.5 point dog last week.  They are now 99-75-4 ATS as a road underdog since 1980 (57%).  The Steelers were outgained by 120 yards in their win @ Buffalo but they also ran 24 fewer offensive snaps so the YPP numbers were about dead even.  LIONS – Detroit was down 41-17 at home vs San Francisco on Sunday.  The final score?  41-33!  Detroit scored 16 points in the final 1:53 of the game AND had the ball at the Niner 24-yard line to end the game.  The Lions gained 191 of their 430 total yards on their final 3 possessions.  Detroit was +7.5 for much of the week but moved to +9.5 on gameday so those final 16 points were big for a number of bettors, win or lose.  TITANS – Tennessee scored just 13 points and averaged only 3.9 YPP in their season opening blowout loss at home to Arizona.  This from an offense that averaged 29.6 PPG on 6.1 YPP a year ago.  Their OC from last year (Smith) is now the head coach at Atlanta and the new OC Downing was the Titans TE’s coach last year and has only 1 year of experience as a NFL OC (Raiders in 2017).  Something to keep an eye on.  SEAHAWKS – Seattle ran 18 fewer offensive snaps on Sunday and still controlled the game beating Indianapolis 28-16 on the road.  The Seahawks averaged a whopping 7.2 YPP to just 4.7 YPP for the Colts.  Impressive stats vs an Indy defense that allowed 5.4 YPP a year ago.  Great debut for new OC Waldron who came over from the LA Rams where he was the passing game coordinator.  WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM – Well the exciting off-season acquisition of QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to jumpstart the offense when by the wayside quickly on Sunday.  Fitzpatrick left with a hip injury in the 2nd quarter after leading Washington to 2 FG’s in their first 3 drives.  He is now likely out for a few months.  Taylor Heinicke, who has 2 career starts, will now take over at QB.  BROWNS – Cleveland’s offense looked great on Sunday putting up 457 yards on a ridiculous 8.2 YPP and LOST.  Turnovers were the difference as they are in many NFL games.  The Browns had a fumble which led to a 23 yard FG drive for KC, the punter dropped a snap which led to a 15 yard KC TD drive, and QB Mayfield threw an interception on the final drive of the game which basically ended the game giving the Chiefs a 33-29 win.  KC’s first and only lead came with 7:00 minutes to go in the game. 

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Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, WNBA and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 09/15/2021

by Big Al Staff

Wednesday, Sep 15, 2021

The Wednesday sports card features action in MLB, WNBA, and the UEFA Champions League.Fifteen games are on the MLB docket. Four games take place in the afternoon. Miami plays at Washington at 1:05 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Milwaukee is at Detroit at 1:10 PM ET as a -220 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Toronto hosts Tampa Bay at 3:07 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with a total of 9. Boston plays at Seattle at 4:10 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5.Cincinnati is at Pittsburgh at 6:35 PM ET as a -150 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Two games start at 7:05 PM ET. Philadelphia is at home against the Chicago Cubs as a -200 money line favorite with a total of 9. The New York Yankees play at Baltimore as a -140 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The New York Mets host St. Louis at 7:10 PM ET as a -155 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Atlanta plays at home against Colorado at 7:20 PM ET as a -200 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Cleveland is at Minnesota at 7:40 PM ET in a game where both teams are -110 money line favorites with a total of 9.5. Houston plays at Texas at 8:05 PM ET as a -210 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Two games start at 8:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the Los Angeles Angels as a -180 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Oakland plays at Kansas City as a -150 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. San Diego is at San Francisco at 9:45 PM ET as a -120 money line road favored with a total of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Arizona at ESPN at 10:10 PM ET as a -335 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.One game takes place in the WNBA. New York travels to Connecticut on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET.Matchday 1 of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League concludes with eight matches. Two matches begin at 12:45 PM ET. Borussia Dortmund travels to Besiktas as a -1 goal line road favorite with a total of 3. Shakhtar Donetsk visits Sheriff as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.25. The six remaining matches start at 3 PM ET. Paris Saint-Germain plays at Club Brugge as a -1.75 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.25. Manchester City hosts RB Leipzig as a -1.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Atletico Madrid plays at home against Porto at -1 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. Liverpool is at home against AC Milan as a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3. Ajax travels to Sporting CP as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5. Real Madrid visits Inter Milan in a pick ‘em match with an over/under of 2.75. All eight Champions League matches are available on Paramount+. The CBS Sports Network’s “The Golazo Show” is an NFL Red Zone-inspired show that presents live updated highlights of all eight games.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB and WNBA Previews and Odds - 09/14/2021

by Big Al Staff

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

The Tuesday sports card features action in MLB and the WNBA.Sixteen games are on the MLB docket. Minnesota hosts Cleveland in the first game of their seven-inning doubleheader at 3:10 PM ET. Joe Ryan pitches for the Twins against Triston McKenzie of the Indians. Minnesota is a -130 money line favorite, with the total set at 6.5. Cincinnati visits Pittsburgh at 6:35 PM ET in the opener of their three-game series. The Reds pitch Wade Miley against the Pirates’ Dillon Peters. Cincinnati is a -165 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Milwaukee travels to Detroit at 6:40 PM ET for Game 1 of their two-game series. Freddy Peralta of the Brewers pitches against Wily Peralta of the Tigers. Milwaukee is a -210 money line road favored with a total of 8.Three games begin at 7:05 PM ET. The New York Yankees visit Baltimore in the opener of their three-game series. The Yankees pitch Gerrit Cole and the Orioles’ Alexander Wells. New York is a -365 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Washington hosts Miami in the second game of their three-game series. Erick Fedde pitches for the Nationals against Jesus Luzardo of the Marlins. Washington is a -165 money line favorite with a total of 8. Philadelphia plays at home against the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of their three-game series. The Phillies pitch Kyle Gibson against the Cubs’ Adrian Sampson. Philadelphia is a -210 money line favorite with an over/under of 9.5. Toronto is at home against Tampa Bay at 7:07 PM ET in the second game of their three-game series. Jose Berrios pitches for the Blue Jays against Drew Rasmussen of the Rays. Toronto is a -135 money line favorite with a total of 9. The New York Mets are at home against St. Louis at 7:10 PM ET in Game 2 of their three-game series. The Mets pitch Marcus Stroman against the Cardinals’ Jack Woodruff. New York is a -160 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Atlanta plays at home against Colorado at 7:20 PM ET in the opener of their three-game series. Touch Toussaint pitches for the Braves against Jon Gray of the Rockies. Atlanta is a -170 money line favorite with a total of 9. Minnesota is at home against Cleveland in the second game of their doubleheader on FS1 at 7:40 PM ET. The Twins pitch Charlie Barnes against the Indians’ Logan Allen. Minnesota is a -130 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Houston plays at Texas at 8:05 PM ET in the second game of their four-game series. Zack Greinke pitches for the Astros against Jordan Lyles of the Astros. Houston is a -225 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Two games start at 8:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox are at home against the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of their three-game series. The White Sox pitch Lucas Giolito against the Angels’ Packy Naughton. Chicago is a -265 money line favorite with an over/under of 8. Oakland visits Kansas City in the first game of their three-game series. Frankie Montas pitches for the A’s against Jackson Kowar of the Royals. Oakland is a -160 money line road favorite with a total of 9.San Francisco plays at home against San Diego at 9:45 PM ET in Game 2 of their four-game series. The Giants pitch Anthony DeSclafani against the Padres’ Jake Arrieta. San Francisco is a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Two games conclude the MLB card at 10:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against Arizona in the second game of their three-game series. Tony Gonsolin pitches for the Dodgers against Luke Weaver of the Diamondbacks. Los Angeles is a -255 money line favorite with a total of 9. Boston plays at Seattle in the second game of their three-game series. The Red Sox pitch Nathan Eovaldi against the Padres’ Tyler Alexander. Boston is a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.One game is on the WNBA slate. Indiana travels to Atlanta at 7 PM ET.

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NFL Week 2 Breakdown

by Will Rogers

Tuesday, Sep 14, 2021

Week 2BEST GAME – San Francisco at Philadelphia (+3.5)The 49ers’ confusing quarterback situation got a little clarity – if only temporarily – when vet Jimmy Garoppolo was solid (314 yards and a TD) in SF’s opening day win at Detroit. Granted, it was just Detroit, but if Jimmy G had peed his pants or – worse – gotten injured again, it might have opened the door for fans to scream for Trey Lance. As it is, Garoppolo at minimum bought some time and a start at Philly in Week 2. We’ll see if spending nearly a full cumulative day in an airplane (to and from Detroit, to Philadelphia) affects the Niners. Early SF money bumped this one up a half-point, to Eagles +3.5.WORST GAME – Detroit at Green Bay (-10.5)Whatever is going on with Aaron Rodgers, it’s pretty clear that leading the Packers to a title this season is not his top priority right now. He looked disinterested and confused against the Saints on opening day, and it will be interesting to see how Wisconsin fans will react if he turns in another stinker in the first home game of what is certainly his final season in Green Bay. Fortunately for the Pack, the Lions are coming to town on Monday night and things are set up nicely for a rebound, so it’s unlikely that Rodgers will have to answer some very probing post-game questions about his motivation, or lack thereof.LARGEST SPREAD – Atlanta at Tampa Bay (-13)The second week of the season, and it’s already back to the drawing board time for the Falcons. Losing at home to a mediocre Eagles team is bad enough, but Atlanta did not have a single offensive play longer than 18 yards, and the only offense it was able to generate came in the form of two field goals. Now the Birds have to fix things on the fly before hitting the road to take on the defending champs, who will have had a few extra days for prep and rest after opening the season this past Thursday night. Brady is Brady, and if he shows his age this season it will most likely be later on. Right now he looks fresh and ready to roll. This game opened at 13.5 and was quickly bet down to 13.SMALLEST SPREAD – New Orleans at Carolina (-3)After the hurricane, the city of New Orleans was in desperate need of a pick-me-up, and Jameis Winston stepped forward in a big way. Five TD passes in a win over the Packers and reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers? Anyone see THAT coming? Still, the Panthers are a somewhat puzzling favorite in this one after Carolina had to hold on for dear life in beating the Jets. Winston could be challenged in this one because the Panthers have improved their defense and had six sacks in the opener vs. New York. Long term, keep an eye on Christian McCaffrey, who had 21 carries and nine catches. Thirty touches a game is probably not physically sustainable over a 17-game season.LARGEST TOTAL – Kansas City at Baltimore (55.5)The opposite of limbo – how HIGH can you go? Four games (San Francisco-Philadelphia, Atlanta-Tampa Bay, Dallas-Los Angeles Chargers and this one) all have totals set at 50 or more. The Chiefs had just  enough offensive juice and just enough defensive lapses against the Browns for Over betters in Week 1, and no one really expects the train to slow down. The stars aren’t lined up for the Ravens defense, which had to play in Las Vegas on Monday night, travel back across the country and then get ready for the Chiefs on a short week.LOWEST TOTAL – New York Giants at Washington (41.5) (Thursday night)Under bettors cashed in on opening day, with 10 of the 15 games played through Sunday failing to reach the number. Blame the bookies, who know that the public likes to see scoring, and set the numbers somewhat artificially high to milk that tendency. The Giants and Washington both ran into defensive buzz saws in Week 1, New York rushing for only 60 yards (27 by QB Daniel Jones) in a loss at home to Denver, and WFT losing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to injury and coming up empty (also at home) against the Chargers.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: NFL, MLB, WNBA and EPL Previews and Odds - 09/13/2021

by Big Al Staff

Monday, Sep 13, 2021

The Monday sports card features action in the NFL, MLB, WNBA, and the EPL.Baltimore visits Las Vegas on ABC and ESPN to conclude the opening week of the NFL regular season at 8:15 PM ET. The Ravens are a 4.5-point road favorite, with the total set at 50.5 (all odds provided by DraftKings). Seven games are on the MLB docket. The New York Yankees host Minnesota at 2:05 PM ET. The Yankees have lost eight of their last nine games after a 7-6 loss to the Mets last night. New York pitches Luis Gil against the Twins’ John Gant. The Yankees are a -195 money line favorite with the over/under at 10. Washington plays at home against Miami at 7:05 PM ET. The Nationals ended a three-game losing streak with a 6-2 win at Pittsburgh on Sunday. The Marlins lost two of three after their 5-3 loss at Atlanta yesterday. Washington pitches Paolo Espino against Miami’s Sandy Alcantara. The Nationals are a  -130 money line favorite with the total at 7. Toronto hosts Tampa Bay at 7:07 PM ET. The Blue Jays have won eleven of their last twelve games after defeating Baltimore yesterday, 22-7. The Orioles have lost three of four. Toronto pitches Alek Manoah against Baltimore’s Collin McHugh. The Blue Jays are a -130 money line favor with an over/under of 9.5. The New York Mets are at home against St. Louis at 7:10 PM ET. The Mets won two of three after their 7-6 triumph over the Yankees last night. The Cardinals have won four of five with their 2-0 victory against Cincinnati on Sunday. Rich Hill pitches for New York against Adam Wainwright of the Cardinals. The Mets are a  -110 money line favorite with a total of 8.Houston visits Texas at 8 PM ET. The Astros won two of three after their 3-1 victory against the Angels yesterday. The Rangers have won six of seven after their 4-3 triumph at Oakland on Sunday. Houston pitches Jake Odorizzi against Texas Adrian Houser. Houston is a -195 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Two games take place in MLB at 10:10 PM ET. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won three in a row with their 8-0 victory against San Diego yesterday. The Diamondbacks have won their last two after a 5-4 victory at Seattle. Los Angeles pitches Walker Buehler against Arizona's Zac Gallen. The Dodgers are a -290 money line favorite with a total of 8. Seattle hosts Boston after a 5-4 victory against Arizona yesterday. The Red Sox have lost two of three after a 2-l loss to the White Sox on Sunday. The Mariners pitch Logan Gilbert against the Red Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez. Boston is a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.One game takes place in the WNBA. Dallas visits Las Vegas at 3 PM ET.One game concludes match week 4 of the English Premier League. Everton hosts Burnley on the NBC Sports Network at 3 PM ET as a -0,75 goal line favorite with an over of 2.25.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: EPL, WNBA, MLB and NFL Previews and Odds - 09/12/2021

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Sep 12, 2021

The Sunday sports card features action in the NFL, MLB, WNBA, and the EPL.Fourteen games in the NFL take place on the first Sunday of the regular season. Nine games begin the card at 1 PM ET. The national game on Fox has Atlanta hosting Philadelphia as a 3-point favorite with the total set at 49 (all odds from DraftKings). Jacksonville visits Houston as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 46. Buffalo plays at home against Pittsburgh as a 6.5-point favorite with a total of 48.5. Carolina is at home against the New York Jets as a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 45. Tennessee hosts Arizona as a 3-point favorite with a total of 53.5. Washington plays at home against the Los Angeles Chargers as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 45. Minnesota visits Cincinnati as a 3-point road favorite with a total of 47. San Francisco travels to Detroit as a 9.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 46. Seattle plays at Indianapolis as a 2.5-point road favorite with a total of 49.Four NFL games start at 4:25 PM ET. The national game on CBS has Kansas City hosting Cleveland as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 54.5. New England plays at home against Miami as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 43.5. Green Bay plays New Orleans for the national game on Fox. The game is being played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville after being relocated from New Orleans because of Hurricane Ida. The Packers are a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 49.5. Denver plays in New York against the Giants as a 3-point road favorite with a total of 42. The Los Angeles Rams play at home against Chicago on NBC at 8;20 PM ET for Sunday Night Football. The Rams are an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 46.5. Fifteen games take place in MLB. Tampa Bay plays at Detroit at 12:10 PM ET as a -145 money line road favorite with a total of 9.5. Three games begin at 1:05 PM ET. Philadelphia is at home against Colorado as a -300 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Washington is at Pittsburgh as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 9. Toronto plays at Baltimore as a -225 money line road favorite with an over/under of 10.5. Milwaukee is at Cleveland at 1:10 PM ET as a -180 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Atlanta hosts Miami at 1:20 PM ET as a -300 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Three games start at 2:10 PM ET. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Boston on TBS as a -160 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Minnesota plays at home against Kansas City as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 9. Houston is at home against Los Angeles against the Angels as a -260 money line favorite with a total of 9. Cincinnati is at St. Louis at 2:15 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. San Francisco plays at Chicago against the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET as a -220 money line road favorite. Oakland hosts Texas at 4:07 PM ET as a -210 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Two games begin at 4:10 PM ET. Seattle plays at home against Arizona as a -180 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Los Angeles Dodgers are at home against San Diego as a -170 money lien favorite with a total of 7.5.The New York Yankees are the visitors at Citi Field against the New York Mets on ESPN at 8:08 PM ET for Sunday Night Baseball. The Yankees are a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. Three games are on the WNBA docket. Washington plays at Chicago on ABC at 3 PM ET. Indiana visits Minnesota at 7 PM ET. Seattle travels to Los Angeles at 9 PM ET. One game takes place in the English Premier League. Liverpool plays at Leeds United on the NBC Sports Network at 11:30 AM ET. The Reds are a -0.75 goal line road favorite with a total of 3.

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Big Al's Daily Angle: EPL, MLB, WNBA, CFL and NCAA Football Previews and Odds - 09/11/2021

by Big Al Staff

Saturday, Sep 11, 2021

The Saturday sports card features action in NCAAF, MLB, WNBA, CFL, and the EPL.Forty-three college football games between FBS opponents are on the docket. Virginia hosts Illinois at 11 AM ET as a 10.5-point favorite, with the total set at 56.6 (all odds from DraftKings). Army plays at home on the CBS Sports Network at 11:30 AM ET as a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 52. Nine games kick off from noon to 2:30 PM ET. Fives games on national television start at noon. Ohio State is at home against Oregon on Fox as a 14.5-point favorite with a total of 63.5. Oklahoma State plays at home against Tulsa on FS1 as a 13-point favorite with an over/under of 51.5. South Carolina travels to East Carolina on ESPN2 as a 2-point road favorite with a total of 56.5. Minnesota is at home against Miami (OH) on ESPNU as a 17.5-point favorite with an over/under of 54. Florida travels to South Florida on ABC at 1 PM ET as a 28-point road favorite with a total of 58.5. Pittsburgh plays at Tennessee on ESPN as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 56.5. Twelve college football games begin in the 3 PM ET to 4:30 PM ET window. Purdue visits Connecticut on the CBS Sports Network at 3 PM ET as a 34.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 57.5. Five games kick off on national television at 3:30 PM ET. Air Force travels to Navy on CBS as a 6-point road favorite with a total of 39.5. Texas A&M plays at Colorado on Fox as a 17-point road favorite with an over/under of 50. Georgia is at home against UAB on ESPN2 as a 22.5-point favorite with a total of 44. Penn State plays at home against Ball State on FS1 as a 22-point favorite with an over/under of 58. TCU hosts California on ESPNU as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 46. Iowa State hosts Iowa on ABC at 4:30 PM ET as a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 46.5. Thirteen college football games start between 6:30 PM ET and 8 PM ET. Houston travels to Rice on the CBS Sports Network at 6:30 PM ET as an 8-point road favorite with a total of 53.5. Four games are on national television beginning at 7 PM ET. Texas visits Arkansas on ESPN as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 56.5. North Carolina State plays at Mississippi State on ESPN2 as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 55.5. Wisconsin plays at home against Eastern Michigan on FS1 as a 26-point favorite with an over/under of 52. Miami (FL) hosts Appalachian State on ESPNU as a 7.5-point favorite with a total of 54. Michigan plays at home against Washington on ABC at 8 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 48.5. Six games conclude the college football card starting at 10 PM ET. Colorado State is at home against Vanderbilt on the CBS Sports Network at 10 PM ET as a 7-point favorite with a total of 51. Utah visits BYU on ESPN at 10:15 PM ET as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 49. USC hosts Stanford on Fox at 10:30 PM ET as a 17-point favorite with an over/under of 53.5. Arizona State plays at home against UNLV on ESPN2 at 10:30 PM ET as a 34.5-point favorite with a total of 54.5. Oregon State is at home against Hawaii on FS1 at 11 PM ET as an 11-point favorite with an over/under of 65.Sixteen games are on the MLB schedule. Three games start in the afternoon. San Francisco plays at Chicago against the Cubs at 2:20 PM ET as a -195 money line road favorite. Oakland plays at home against Texas at 4:07 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 8.5. Toronto plays at Baltimore in the opening game of their seven-inning doubleheader at 4:35 PM ET. The Blue Jays are a -235 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Philadelphia hosts Colorado at 6:05 PM ET as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 7.5. Two games start at 6:10 PM ET. Tampa Bay plays at Detroit as a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Milwaukee plays at Cleveland as a -190 money line road favorite with a total of 8.5. Washington plays at Pittsburgh at 6:35 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with an over/under of 9. Three games begin at 7:10 PM ET. Minnesota hosts Kansas City as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 9.5. Houston plays at home against the Los Angeles Angels as a -250 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. The Chicago White Sox are at home against Boston as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 9. Cincinnati plays at St. Louis at 7:15 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8.5. Atlanta plays at home against Miami at 7:20 PM ET as a -240 money line favorite with a total of 8. The second game of the Blue Jays/Orioles doubleheader is set for 7:35 PM ET. Toronto is a -155 money line road favorite with an over/under of 8. The New York Yankees play in New York against the Mets on Fox at 7:40 PM ET as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 8. Seattle hosts Arizona at 9:10 PM ET as a -160 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5.Two games are on the WNBA slate. New York visits Dallas at 8 PM ET. Connecticut plays at Phoenix at 10 PM ET. Three games are on the Canadian Football League schedule televised on ESPN+. Winnipeg plays at home against Saskatchewan at 4 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with a total of 45.5. Edmonton hosts Calgary at 7 PM ET as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 45.5. British Columbia is at home against Ottawa at 10 PM ET as an 8-point favorite with an over/under of 46. Eight matches are on tap in the English Premier League. Tottenham travels to Crystal Palace on the NBC Sports Network at 7:30 AM ET as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.25. Six matches begin at 10 AM ET. Arsenal plays at home against Norwich City as a -1.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.25. Brighton and Hove Albion visit Brentwood in a pick ‘em match with the total at 2. Manchester City plays at Leicester City as a -1 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.75. Manchester United plays at home against Newcastle United on the USA Network as a -2 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.25. West Ham United plays at Southampton on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.75. Wolverhampton is at Watford as a -0.25 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.25. Chelsea hosts Aston Villa on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a 1.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75.

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