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

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday sports card features the continuation of Week 14 in the National Football League along with a full slate of college basketball and five matches in the English Premier League.

Fourteen games are on the docket in the NFL. Seven games begin the card at 1 PM ET. The national broadcast on Fox has Tampa Bay hosting Minnesota as a 7-point favorite with the total set at 52.5 (all odds from BetOnline). The primary game on CBS has Carolina as a 3.5-point favorite playing at home against Denver with an over/under of 44.5.

Six more games take place in the 4:05 PM ET to 4:20 PM ET window of afternoon games. The national game on Fox has New Orleans visiting Philadelphia as an 8-point road favorite with the total at 43.

The Sunday night game on NBC features two AFC teams looking to make deep runs in the playoffs. The Steelers and the Bills are also playing on a short week after both competed on Monday.

Pittsburgh lost their first game of the season last week in their 23-17 upset loss at home to Washington as a 5.5-point favorite. The Steelers blew a 14-0 first-half lead in that game to lose to the Football Team. The 23 points that Washington scored was the most points that the Steel Curtain has allowed since the 24 points Baltimore put up in Week 8.

Buffalo has won five of their last six games after they upset San Francisco on the road in their temporary home field in Glendale, Arizona, Monday night in their 34-24 victory. Josh Allen earned AFC Player of the Week honors by completing 32 of his 40 passes for 375 yards with four touchdown passes. The third-year pro is converting 69.9% of his passes for 3403 yards with 26 touchdown passes and eight interceptions, and he has added 322 yards with another six touchdowns with his legs. 

The Bills are a 2-point favorite with the over/under at 49. Kickoff is at 8:20 PM ET.

The nationally-televised college basketball card tips off at noon ET. Michigan State hosts Oakland on FS1 as a 26-point favorite with the total set at 147. Western Kentucky plays at home against Rhode Island as a 2.5-point favorite on the CBS Sports Network with an over/under of 149.5. 

At 1 PM ET, West Virginia takes on Richmond at home on ESPN as a 7.5-point favorite with the total at 145.5. 

Northwestern hosts SIU-Edwardsville at 4 PM ET on ESPNU as a 20-point favorite with an over/under of 142.5. 

At 7:30 PM ET on FS1, Georgetown plays at home against St. John’s as a 1-point favorite with the total at 153.5.

Five matches take place in the English Premier League. At 7 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network, Southampton hosts Sheffield United as a -0.75 goal line favorite the over/under at 2.5. Tottenham visits Crystal Palace at 9:15 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.75 goal line road favorite with a total of 2.5. Liverpool travels to Fulham as a -1.5 goal line road favorite with the over/under at 3.25 on the NBC Sports Network at 11:30 AM ET. 

The final two matches start at 2:15 PM ET. Arsenal hosts Burnley on the NBC Sports Network as a -1 goal line favorite with the total at 2.5. Leicester City plays at home on the NBC Peacock app as a -0.5 goal line favorite with an over/under of 2.5.

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