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

by Big Al Staff

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

The college football schedule has 38 games between FBS opponents.

Eleven games kick off the college football slate at noon. The ABC game has Clemson (playing without Trevor Lawrence after his positive COVD test) hosting Boston College. The Tigers are a 26-point favorite with the total set at 58 (all odds from BookMaker). Michigan State travels to Ann Arbor to play Michigan for the Fox game with the Wolverines laying 21 points with an over/under of 51. ESPN has Memphis playing at Cincinnati with the Bearcats a 6.5-point favorite with the over/set at 56.5. West Virginia hosts Kansas State on ESPN2 with the Mountaineers as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 45.5. FS1 has Iowa State’s trip to Kansas with the Cyclones a 28-point road favorite with an over/under of 51. Georgia State hosts Coastal Carolina on ESPNU with the Chanticleers a 3.5-point favorite and the total set at 61.

Another thirteen games are scheduled between 2 PM ET and 4 PM ET. Four nationally televised games start at 3:30 PM ET. The game on CBS features LSU’s trip to Auburn. The Tigers are a 1.5-point road favorite with the total set at 62.5. The ABC game has Notre Dame traveling to Atlanta to play Georgia, where they are 20.5-point favorites with an over/under of 59. Iowa hosts Northwestern on ESPN with the Hawkeyes a 2.5-point favorite and the total set at 44. TCU travels to Waco to play Baylor on ESPN2, with the Horned Frogs a 3-point road favorite and an over/under of 46.5. At 4 PM ET, Fox has Texas’ trip to Oklahoma State where the Cowboys are a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 58. UL-Monroe hosts Appalachian State on ESPNU at 4 PM ET with the Mountaineers a 31-point road favorite and the total set at 56.5. 

Eleven games take place in the window between 6 PM ET and 8 PM ET. At 6 PM ET, Air Force hosts Boise State with the Broncos as a 14-point road favorite with a total of 49. At 7 PM ET, Mississippi State travels to Alabama, where the Crimson Tide are a 30.5-point favorite with an over/under of 63. San Jose State hosts New Mexico at 7 PM ET on FS1, with the Spartans laying 13.5-points, and the total is 55. The game on ABC at 7:30 PM ET features Ohio State’s trip to Happy Valley to face Penn State. The Buckeyes are a 10-point favorite with an over/under of 64.5. SMU hosts Navy on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET with the Mustangs a 13.5-point favorite with the total set at 59.5.  Oklahoma plays at Texas Tech as a 15-point road favorite with an over/under of 67 on Fox at 8 PM ET. UL-Lafayette travels to Texas State, where they are 16-point road favorites with a total of 56.

A final three games close out the college football card. At 9:30 PM ET, Utah State hosts San Diego State on the CBS Sports Network with the Aztecs an 8.5-point road favorite and the total set at 44. At 10:15 PM ET, Western Kentucky travels to Provo play BYU, where the Cougars are a 30.5-point favorite with the over/under at 51.5. UNLV hosts Nevada at 10:30 PM ET on ESPNU in the first football game that will have fans in the new Allegiant Stadium. The Wolf Pack are a 14-point road favorite with the total set at 60. 

The English Premier League has three matches scheduled for Saturday. Manchester City travels to Sheffield United on the NBC Peacock app that starts at 8:30 AM ET. The NBC Sports Network broadcasts Chelsea’s trip to Burnley at 11 AM ET. At 1:30 PM ET, Liverpool hosts West Ham for the match on NBC.

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