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

by Big Al Staff

Sunday, Oct 25, 2020
The Sunday sports card features the continuation of Week 7 of the National Football League, along with Game 5 of the MLB World Series, and the English Premier League.

The NFL has 12 games scheduled for Sunday. Seven games begin the card at 1 PM ET. The national game on CBS has the Pittsburgh Steelers traveling to Nashville to face the Titans in a battle of unbeaten 5-0 teams. Tennessee is a 1-point favorite with the total set at 51 (all NFL odds are from BookMaker). The primary game on Fox has the Houston Texans hosting Green Bay with the Packers a 3-point road favorite with an over/under at 57.

Another four games take place in the second window of afternoon games. At 4:05 PM ET, Tampa Bay plays in Las Vegas against the Raiders in a game that was previously the Sunday Night Football Game on NBC. After offensive lineman Trent Brown tested positive for COVID-19, the Raiders four other starting offensive linemen went into quarantine with the start time moved given the possibility that this game would need to be delayed until Monday or Tuesday or postponed until next week. These four linemen tested negative for the virus on Saturday, which took them off the COVID-19 list, allowing them to play on Sunday as long as they pass the routine game day test. The Buccaneers are a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 52.

Three more games take place at 4:25 PM ET. The national game on CBS has the San Francisco 49ers traveling to New England to face the Patriots. New England is a 3-point favorite with the over/under set at 45.

The rescheduled prime time game on NBC for Sunday Night Football has the Seattle Seahawks on the road at Arizona to play the Cardinals. The Seahawks are a 3-point favorite with a total of 55. Kickoff is at 8:20 PM ET.

The World Series continues with Game 5 on Sunday night. Tampa Bay evened this series at 2-2 on Saturday with their dramatic, come-from-behind 8-7 victory.  Los Angeles has penciled-in Clayton Kershaw as their starting pitcher. The veteran left-hander allowed only one run in 6 innings of work in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday. Kershaw has a 2.88 ERA with a 0.84 WHIP in four postseason starts this year, spanning 25 innings. Tampa Bay will counter with Tyler Glasnow, who looks to redeem himself after allowing six runs in 4 1/3 innings in Game 1. The right-hander has a 6.08 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP in five playoff starts this postseason, consisting of 23 2/3 innings.

BetOnline lists the Dodgers as a -158 moneyline favorite with the total set at 8 runs. Fox has the broadcast with the first pitch scheduled for 8:08 PM ET. Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, is the site for the World Series, with the Rays the designated home team for Game 5. 

The English Premier League has three matches on the Sunday schedule. At 10 AM ET on the NBC Sports Network, Southampton hosts Everton. The NBC Sports Network doubleheader continues at 12:30 PM ET with Newcastle United traveling to Wolverhampton to play the Wolves. Arsenal hosts Leicester City at 3:15 PM ET for a match broadcast on the NBC Peacock app.

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