Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NCAAF, NHL, CFL and EPL Previews and Odds - 10/16/2021

by Alec McMordie

The Saturday sports card features action in NCAAF, MLB, NHL, CFL, and EPL.

Week 7 in the college football season concludes with 44 games between FBS opponents. Fourteen games begin in the noon ET to 3 PM ET window. Seven games are on national television at noon ET. Texas hosts Oklahoma State on Fox as a 3.5-point favorite with the total set at 60.5. Cincinnati plays at home against Central Florida on ABC as a 21.5-point favorite with an over/under of 56.5 (all odds from DraftKings). Arkansas is at home against Auburn on CBS as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 53.5. Florida visits LSU on ESPN as an 11.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 59.5. Nebraska travels to Minnesota on ESPN2 as a 4.5-point road favorite with a total of 48.5. Tulsa travels to South Florida on ESPNU as an 8.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 55.5. Michigan State plays at Indiana on FS1 as a 4.5-point favorite with a total of 48. 

Fifteen games between FBS opponents start from 3:30 PM ET to 6 PM ET. Seven games are on national television at 3:30 PM ET. Georgia hosts Kentucky on CBS as a 21.5-point favorite with an over/under of 44.5. Iowa plays at home against Purdue on ABC as an 11.5-point favorite with a total of 43. Baylor is at home against BYU on ESPN as a 5-point favorite with an over/under of 51. Pittsburgh visits Virginia Tech on ESPN2 as a 5-point road favorite with a total of 56. Western Michigan hosts Kent State on ESPNU as a 7-point favorite with a total of 67.5. Fresno State travels to Wyoming on FS2 as a 3.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 53.5. Toledo plays at Central Michigan on the CBS Sports Network as a 5-point road favorite with a total of 52.5. 

Fifteen games between FBS opponents conclude the college football card from 7 PM ET to 10:30 PM ET. Two games begin on national television at 7 PM ET. Alabama travels to Mississippi State on ESPN as a 17-point road favorite with an over/under of 58.5. Utah State visits UNLV on the CBS Sports Network as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 62.5. Three games are on national television at 7:30 PM ET. Oklahoma hosts TCU on ABC as a 13.5-point favorite with a total of 64. Iowa State plays at Kansas State on ESPN2 as a 7-point road favorite with an over/under of 51. Stanford is at Washington State on ESPNU as a 1-point road favorite with a total of 52.5. Washington plays at home against UCLA on Fox at 8:30 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 55. Boise State plays at home against Air Force on FS1 as a 3.5-point favorite with a total of 52. Utah hosts Arizona State on ESPN at 10 PM ET as a 1.5-point favorite with an over/under of 51.5. Nevada plays at home against Hawaii on the CBS Sports Network at 10:30 PM ET as a 14-point favorite with a total of 60.5. 

The MLB playoffs continue with two games in the League Championship Series. Houston hosts Boston on Fox and FS1 at 4:20 PM ET. The Astros won the opening game of this series on Friday with their 5-4 victory against the Red Sox. Houston pitches Luis Garcia against Boston’s Nathan Eovaldi. The Astros are a -140 money line favorite with an over/under of 8.5. 

The Los Angeles Dodgers play at Atlanta on TBS at 8:07 PM ET. Max Scherzer pitches for the Dodgers against Max Fried of the Braves. Los Angeles is a -135 money line favorite with a total of 8. 

Fourteen games are on the NHL docket. Buffalo hosts Arizona at 1 PM ET as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Florida plays at home against the New York Islanders at 6 PM ET as a -135 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Seven NHL games start at 7 PM ET. Pittsburgh plays at home against Chicago as a -175 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Tampa Bay visits Washington as a -130 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5. Columbus is at home against Seattle as a -110 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Boston hosts Dallas as a -110 money line favorite with a total of 6. Toronto is at home against Ottawa as a -260 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Montreal plays at home against the New York Rangers as a -110 money line favorite with a total of 6. Vancouver travels to Detroit as a -125 money line road favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Carolina plays at Nashville at 8 PM ET as a -115 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Colorado hosts St. Louis at 9 PM ET as a -170 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Two games start at 10 PM ET. Edmonton plays at home against Calgary as a -145 money line favorite with a total of 6.5. Winnipeg visits San Jose as a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Minnesota visits the Los Angeles Kings at 10:30 PM ET as a -125 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

Two games conclude Week 11 in the Canadian Football League on ESPN+. Montreal travels to Ottawa at 4 PM ET as a 5.5-point road favorite with an over/under of 46.5. British Columbia plays at home against Calgary at 7 PM ET as a 3-point favorite with a total of 44.

Matchweek 8 of the English Premier League begins with seven matches. Liverpool visits Watford on Peacock at 7 AM ET as a 1.5-goal line road favorite with an over/under of 3. Five games begin at 10 AM ET. Aston Villa hosts Wolverhampton on the NBC Sports Network as a -0.5 goal line favorite with a total of 2.5. Manchester United travels to Leicester City on the USA Network as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Manchester City hosts Burnley on Peacock as a -2.5 goal line favorite with a total of 3.5. Brighton and Hove Albion plays at Norwich City on Peacock as a -0.5 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. Leeds United visits Southampton on Peacock in a pick ‘em matchup with a total of 3. Chelsea travels to Brentford on NBC at 12:30 PM ET as a -1 goal line road favorite with an over/under of 2.5. 

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