Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NCAAF, NBA, NHL and UEFA Champions League Previews and Odds - 11/02/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Tuesday sports card features action in MLB, NCAAF, NBA, NHL, and the UEFA Champions League.

The World Series in Major League Baseball continues with Game 6 on Fox with the first pitch at 8:09 PM ET. Houston pulled this series within a 3-2 margin with their 9-5 victory in Atlanta on Sunday. The Astros pitch Luis Garcia against the Braves’ Max Fried. Houston is a -130 money line favorite to extend this series to a final seventh game with the total set at 8.5 (all odds from DraftKings unless indicated otherwise).

Week 10 in the college football regular season kicks off with three games in Mid-American midweek “MACtion.” Ball State visits Akron on the CBS Sports Network at 7 PM ET. The Cardinals had their three-game winning streak end with their 24-17 upset loss at home to Miami (Ohio) as a 3.5-point favorite on October 23rd. The Zips have lost four of their last five games after a 45-10 loss to Buffalo as a 13.5-point underdog two Saturdays ago. Ball State is a 20-point road favorite with an over/under of 58.5. 

Miami (Ohio) travels to Ohio on ESPNU at 7:30 PM ET. The Red Hawks have won three of their last four games with their upset win at Ball State. The Bobcats have lost three in a row after their 34-27 setback against Kent State as a 5-point underdog on October 23rd. Miami (Ohio) is a 7.5-point road favorite with a total of 52.5. 

Toledo hosts Eastern Michigan on ESPN2 at 7:30 PM ET. The Rockets ended their two-game losing streak with their 34-15 upset win against Western Michigan as a 1.5-point underdog on October 23rd. The Eagles have won two of their last three games with a 55-24 win at Bowling Green as a 4.5-point favorite two Saturdays ago. Toledo is a 9.5-point favorite with an over/under of 52. 

Five games are on the docket in the National Basketball Association. Milwaukee visits Detroit at 7:10 PM ET as a 4.5-point road favorite. Dallas plays at home against Miami on TNT as a 1-point road favorite. Utah plays at home against Sacramento at 9:10 PM ET as a 9-point favorite with a total of 219. Philadelphia hosts New Orleans on TNT at 10:10 PM ET as an 11-point favorite. The Los Angeles Lakers are at home against Houston at 10:40 PM ET as a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 217.5. 

Nine games are on the National Hockey League slate. Three games have the puck drop at 7:08 PM ET. Toronto hosts Vegas as a -185 money line favorite with a total of 6. Montreal is at home against Detroit as a -145 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Philadelphia plays at home against Arizona as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Two games start at 8:08 PM ET. Minnesota is at home against Ottawa as a -220 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Winnipeg plays at home against Dallas as a -130 money line favorite with the total of 5.5. 

Calgary hosts Nashville at 9:08 PM ET as a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Two games begin at 10:08 PM ET. The New York Rangers travel to Vancouver as a -115 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. New Jersey plays at Anaheim as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. San Jose is at home against Buffalo as a -150 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. 

Matchday 4 in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League begins with eight matches. Two games begin at 1:45 PM ET. Salzburg visits Wolfsburg in a pick ‘em match at Play MGM with the total at 2.5. Chelsea visits Malmo as a -2 goal line road favorite at Play MGM with an over/under of 3. 

The six remaining matches start at 4 PM ET. Barcelona travels to Dynamo Kyiv as a -1 goal line road favorite at Play MGM with a total of 2.5. Bayern Munich plays at home against Benfica as a -2 goal line favorite at Play MGM with an over/under of 3.5. Villarreal hosts the Young Boys as a -1 goal line favorite at Play MGM with a total of 3. Sevilla is at home against Lille as a -1 goal line favorite at Play MGM with an over/under of 2.5. Manchester United visits Atalanta at a +125 money line price on the three-way bet at BetRivers, with Atalanta priced at +195 and the draw at +285. Juventus hosts Zenit St. Petersburg as a -195 money line favorite on the three-way bet, with Zenit priced at +575 money line and the draw at +320.

All eight Champions League matches are available on Paramount+. The CBS Sports Network’s “The Golazo Show” is an NFL Red Zone-inspired show that presents live updated highlights of all eight games.

All photographic images used for editorial content have been licensed from the Associated Press.

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