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

by Alec McMordie

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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