Big Al's Daily Angle: EPL and NCAA Football Preview

by Alec McMordie

The Saturday sports card features a busy slate of college football games along with the English Premier League.

The college football schedule has 37 games between FBS opponents. COVID issues canceled ten games: Air Force/Army; Tulsa/Navy; Purdue/Wisconsin; Charlotte/Middle Tennessee; UTSA/Rice; Arizona/Utah; FIU/UTEP; Louisiana Tech/North Texas; Louisville/Virginia; and Washington/California/.

Sixteen games kick off the college football slate in the noon to 3 PM ET window. Twelves games take place at noon. On Fox, Arizona State plays at USC in the debut of Pac-12 action with the Trojans a 10.5-point favorite with the total set at 55.5 (all lines from BookMaker). The ABC game has Texas hosting West Virginia with the Longhorns' a 4.5-point favorite with an over/under of 55. Michigan State travels to Iowa on ESPN with the Hawkeyes' a 5.5-point favorite with the total at 47.5. Indiana hosts Michigan on FS1 with the Wolverines' a 4.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 54.5. North Carolina visits Duke on ESPN2 with the Tar Heels an 11.5-point road favorite and the total set at 62. On ESPNU, Arkansas State travels to Louisiana-Lafayette with the Ragin’ Cajuns' a 14-point favorite with an over/under of 68.5. 

Another eleven games take place between 3:30 PM ET to 6 PM ET. Eight games are at 3:30 PM ET. CBS has the Florida/Georgia game in Jacksonville, Florida, where the Bulldogs are a 3-point favorite with a total of 54. Cincinnati hosts Houston on ABC with the Bearcats' a 12.5-point favorite with an over/under of 52.5. Kansas travels to Oklahoma on ESPN with the Sooners a 38-point favorite with a total of 47.5. On the CBS Sports Network, UNLV hosts Fresno State with the Bulldogs an 11-point road favorite and the over/under at 57. Texas Tech travels to TCU with the Horned Frogs' a 10-point favorite with the total set at 60. At 4 PM ET, Kansas State hosts Oklahoma State with the Cowboys a 12.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 47.5. 

Three games kick off at 7 PM ET. ESPN has South Carolina hosting Texas A&M with the Aggies' a 10-point road favorite with the total set at 58.5. UCLA travels to Colorado on ESPN2, where they are 5-point road favorites with an over/under of 56.5. Iowa State hosts Baylor as a 14-point favorite with a total of 47. 

Four games start at 7:30 PM ET. NBC has the Clemson/Notre Dame showdown with the Tigers a 5.5-point favorite with an over/under of 50.5. Oregon hosts Stanford on ABC with the Ducks an 8.5-point favorite with the total set at 51. 

At 8 PM ET, South Alabama travels to Coastal Carolina, where the Chanticleers are a 17.5-point favorite, and the total is 55. 

The Saturday college football card concludes with Oregon State hosting Washington State on FS1 at 10:30 PM ET. The Beavers are 3.5-point favorites with the total set at 63.5.

The English Premier League has four games scheduled. At 7:30 AM ET, Manchester United plays at Everton. The NBC Sports Network broadcasts the game. Crystal Palace hosts Leeds United at 10 AM ET in the second game on the NBC Sports Network. NBC broadcasts Chelsea hosting Sheffield United at 12:30 PM ET. At 3 PM ET on the NBC Peacock app, Fulham plays at West Ham.

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