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

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday sports card features Week 6 of the National Football League, along with Game 7 of the MLB National Championship Series and the English Premier League.

The NFL card has twelve games scheduled for Sunday. Nine games begin the schedule at 1 PM ET. The national game on Fox has the Chicago Bears traveling to Carolina to face the Panthers. Carolina is a 1-point favorite with the total set at 45 (all NFL odds from BookMaker). The Philadelphia Eagles host the Baltimore Ravens in the national game on CBS. The Ravens are 10-point road favorites with an over/under of 46.

Only two games take place in the second window. At 4:05 PM ET, the New York Jets are on the road in Miami against the Dolphins. Miami is a 9-point favorite, with the total at 47.

The national game is on Fox at 4:25 PM ET with the Green Bay Packers traveling playing the Buccaneers in Tampa Bay in a battle of future Hall of Fame quarterbacks in Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. The Packers come off their bye week after defeating Atlanta two weeks ago by a 30-16 score. Green Bay is 4-0 on the season while covering the point spread in all four games. The Buccaneers come off a 20-19 loss at Chicago on the Thursday night game that kicked off Week 5 on October 8th. The Packers are a 1-point road favorite with the over/under set at 55.

Sunday Night Football on NBC has the Los Angeles Rams playing at San Francisco against the 49ers in an NFC West divisional rivalry. The Rams enter this game with a 4-1 record after defeating Washington on the road last week by a 30-10 score. The 49ers have been upset in two straight weeks after they followed up a 25-20 loss at home to Philadelphia with a 43-17 loss at Miami last Sunday. Los Angeles is a 3-point road favorite with an over/under of 51.5. Kickoff is at 8:20 PM ET.

The NLCS concludes Sunday night with the Atlanta Braves playing the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of that series. The Dodgers forced the need for a seventh game with their 3-1 victory over the Braves yesterday. Atlanta will go with Ian Anderson as their starting pitcher. Los Angeles manager Dave Roberts has tabbed his red-headed RHP, Dustin May, to start the game.  But it will be "all hands on deck" for this decisive Game 7, so expect to see Tony Gonsolin, Brusdar Graterol, and perhaps even Clayton Kershaw get significant innings tonight.

The Dodgers are a -150 moneyline favorite at BetAnySports, with the total set at 8. The first pitch is scheduled for 8:15 PM ET on both Fox and FS1. The winner will play Tampa Bay in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. The Rays defeated the Houston Astros on Saturday by a 4-2 score in Game 7 of the ALCS.

The English Premier League has four matches scheduled for Sunday. The NBC Sports Network features West Ham’s trip to Tottenham to face the Spurs at 11:30 AM ET. BetOnline has the Spurs as a -1 goal line favorite with the total set at 2.75.

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