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

by Big Al Staff

The Wednesday sports card features another two college football bowl games, along with action in the NBA and college basketball, and the conclusion of Matchweek 16 in the English Premier League.

The Mayo Bowl kicks off the action at 12 PM ET in a game between Wake Forest and Wisconsin. The Demon Deacons will be playing in just their second game since November 14th after getting upset at Louisville on December 12th as a 1-point favorite. Wake Forest goes into this game with a 4-4 record.

Wisconsin lost three straight games in a row midseason in setbacks to Northwestern, Indiana, and Iowa before evening their regular season record at 3-3 with a 20-17 win in overtime against Minnesota.

Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte is the site of this game. The Badgers are 10.5-point favorites with the total set at 51.5 (all odds from BetOnline).

The Music City Bowl was scheduled for 4 PM ET on Wednesday with Iowa playing Missouri. This game was canceled after a COVID outbreak in the Tigers’ program. 

The college basketball card tips off at 12 PM ET with VCU playing at Saint Joseph’s as an 8-point road favorite with an over/under of 154.5.

At 7 PM ET, Xavier hosts Seton Hall on FS1. The Pirates are 3-point favorites with a total of 145 in this Big East battle. The CBS Sports Network has a Atlantic 10 showdown with Davidson playing at home against Richmond in a pick ‘em game with an over/under of 140.5. Arkansas plays at Auburn on ESPN2 with the Razorbacks a 3.5-point road favorite with a total of 145.5 in this SEC clash. ESPNU has an Ohio Valley Conference game with Belmont at home against Murray State laying 3 points with an over/under of 146.

At 9 PM ET, UConn hosts DePaul on the CBS Sports Network as an 8.5-point favorite with the total set at 142.5 in this Big East contest. Florida visits Vanderbilt in a SEC showdown on ESPN as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 141.

Six games take place in the NBA on Wednesday starting at 7:35 PM ET. None of these games are on national television. 

Two matches conclude Matchweek 16 in the English Premier League. At 1 PM ET, Tottenham plays at home against Fulham. The Spurs begin the day tied in fifth place in the EPL table with 26 points after a 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton on Sunday. Fulham is in 18th place with 11 points after a 0-0 draw with Southampton. Tottenham is a -1.25 goal line favorite with the total at 2.5. The NBC Sports Network has the broadcast. 

The NBC Sports Network has the second game at 3 PM ET with Liverpool visiting Newcastle United. The Reds remain in first place with 32 points after settling for a 1-1 draw against West Brom on Sunday. Newcastle is in 15th place with 18 points after a 2-0 loss at Manchester City on Saturday. Liverpool is a -1.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 3.

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