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

by Alec McMordie

The Saturday sports card features a full day of college football and college basketball action along with the continuation of Matchweek 12 of the English Premier League.

Thirty-three games between FBS opponents are on the college football schedule. There were 11 games either canceled due to COVID issues: Michigan/Ohio State; Oklahoma/West Virginia; Miami (OH)/Bowling Green; Ohio/Kent State; Texas/Kansas; Purdue/Indiana; Washington/Oregon; Cincinnati/Tulsa; Mississippi/Texas A&M; Georgia Tech/Miami (FL); Utah State/Colorado State.

Fifteen college football games take place in the noon ET to 3 PM ET window. Ten games kick off the card at noon ET. Utah travels to Colorado on Fox as a 1.5-point road favorite with the total set at 48 (all odds from BetOnline). Penn State hosts Michigan State on ABC as a 14.5-point favorite with an over/under of 46.5. Alabama visits Arkansas as a 32-point favorite with a total of 68. Northwestern plays at home against Illinois on ESPN2 laying 14 points with the over/under at 40. Nebraska takes on a visiting Minnesota as a 10-point favorite with a total of 60.5.

At 2:30 PM ET, Buffalo hosts Akron as a 33-point favorite with the over/under at 58.5 on the CBS Sports Network. Army plays at home against Navy at 3 PM ET on CBS as an 8-point favorite with the total set at 37.5.

Another eight games kickoff between 3:30 PM ET to 6 PM ET. At 3:30 PM ET, Miami (FL) plays at home against North Carolina as a 3-point favorite with a total of 70.5. Wisconsin travels to Iowa as a 2.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 41.5 on FS1. At 4 PM ET, California visits Washington State as a 1-point favorite with the total at 53.5. Boise State plays at Wyoming at 6 PM ET on the CBS Sports Network as a 9.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 47.

Six games take place between 7 PM ET to 8 PM ET. On ESPN at 7 PM ET, Florida hosts LSU as a 23-point favorite with the total set at 68.5. TCU plays at home against Louisiana Tech on FS1 as a 21-point favorite with an over/under of 50.5. At 7:30 PM ET, USC visits crosstown rival UCLA on ABC as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 63.5.

A final four games start between 10 PM ET to 11 PM ET. At 10 PM ET, BYU hosts San Diego State on ESPN2 as a 16.5-point favorite with an over/under of 47. Stanford visits Oregon State at 10:30 PM ET on ESPNU as a 2.5-point road favorite with a total of 52.5. Fresno State travels to New Mexico on FS1 as an 11.5-point favorite with the over/under at 58.

The college basketball card tips off at 11 AM ET, with Florida State hosting Florida on ESPNU as a 2.5-point favorite with the total set at 140. 

At noon ET, Kentucky plays at home against Notre Dame on CBS as a 7-point favorite with an over/under of 143.5. The opening game of the Holiday Hoopsgiving quadruple-header at the State Farm Center in Atlanta has South Florida playing Wofford on ESPN News as a 3.5-point favorite with the total at 133.5.

Syracuse visits Boston College at 1 PM ET on ESPNU as a 4-point road favorite with an over/under of 147.

At 3 PM ET, the second game in Atlanta has Mississippi State playing Dayton on ESPNU as a 3-point favorite with a total of 133.5. Saint Louis hosts Evansville on the NBC Sports Network as a 23-point favorite with an over/under of 131.5. 

At 5 PM ET, VCU plays at home against Old Dominion on the NBC Sports Network as a 7-point favorite with a total of 137. The third game in Atlanta tips off at 5:30 PM ET on ESPN, with Memphis playing Auburn as a 7-point favorite with the over/under at 144.5. 

Illinois travels to Missouri at 8 PM ET on ESPNU as a 3-point road favorite with the total at 144.5.

Four matches take place in the English Premier League. At 7:30 AM ET, Wolverhampton hosts Aston Villa as a -0.25 goal line favorite with the total set at 2.5. Newcastle United plays at home against West Brom at 10 AM ET as a -0.25 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.25. At 12:30 PM ET on NBC, Manchester City visits Manchester United at Old Trafford as a -0.75 goal line favorite with a total of 2.75. Chelsea travels to Everton at 3 PM ET as a -0.75 goal line favorite with an over/under of 3.

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