Big Al's Daily Angle: MLB, NFL, NCAAF and NHL Previews and Odds - 10/14/2021

by Big Al Staff

The Thursday sports card features action in the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, and the NHL.

The sixth week of the NFL regular season kicks off with Tampa Bay visiting Philadelphia on Fox and the NFL Network at 8:20 PM ET. The Buccaneers improved their record to 4-1 with a 45-17 victory against Miami as an 11-point favorite last Sunday. The Eagles ended a three-game losing streak with a 21-18 upset win at Carolina as a 2.5-point underdog on Sunday. Philadelphia raised their record to 2-3. Tampa Bay is a 6.5-point road favorite with the total set at 52.5 (all odds from DraftKings).

The seventh week in college football continues with two games. Memphis hosts Navy on ESPN at 7:30 PM ET. The Tigers dropped their third game in a row with a 35-29 loss at Tulsa as a 3-point underdog on Saturday. They are 3-3 on the season. The Midshipmen fell to 1-4 with a 31-24 loss to SMU as a 13.5-point underdog on Saturday. Memphis is a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 56. 

South Alabama plays at home against Georgia Southern on ESPNU at 7:30 PM ET. The Jaguars fell to 3-2 this season with their 33-31 upset loss in overtime at Texas State as a 4-point favorite last Saturday. The Eagles have lost four of five games after a 27-24 loss at Troy as a 5.5-point underdog on Saturday. Georgia Southern fired head coach Chad Lunsford before that game. They are 2-4 on the season. South Alabama is a 3-point favorite with a total of 50. 

The Divisional Series of the MLB playoffs conclude with Los Angeles Dodgers playing in San Francisco against the Giants on TBS at 9:07 PM ET. The Dodgers forced the final game of this best-of-five series with a 7-2 win at home on Tuesday. Los Angeles pitches Julio Urias against San Francisco’s Logan Webb. The Dodgers are a -110 money line road favorite with an over/under of 7. The winner hosts the Atlanta Braves in the first game of the National League Championship Series on Saturday. 

Nine games are on the National Hockey League docket. Six games drop the puck at 7 PM ET. Montreal visits Buffalo as a -140 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Toronto travels to Ottawa as a -175 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6. Florida plays at home against Pittsburgh as a -190 money line favorite with a total of 6. The New York Rangers are at home against Dallas as a -120 money line favorite with an over/under of 6. Carolina hosts the New York Islanders as a -125 money line favorite with a total of 5.5. Columbus is at home against Arizona as a -135 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. 

Tampa Bay travels to Detroit at 7:30 PM ET as a -250 money line road favorite with a total of 6. Nashville plays at home against Seattle at 8 PM ET as a -125 money line favorite with an over/under of 5.5. Vegas visits Los Angeles to play the Kings at 9:30 PM ET as a -155 money line road favorite with a total of 5.5. 

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