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

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday features 12 games in the NFL, along with the NBA Finals and six games in the English Premier League.

The NFL had to cancel two games given COVID-19 precautions impacting the Pittsburgh/Tennessee and New England/Kansas City contests.

The NFL card kicks off at 1 PM ET with eight games. The national game on CBS features the Los Angeles Chargers traveling to Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay is a 7-point favorite with the total at 42.5 (all odds provided by BetOnline). The national game on Fox has the Cleveland Browns traveling to Dallas to face the Cowboys. Dallas is a 3.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 56.

The second window of afternoon games begins at 4:05 PM ET with the New York Giants traveling to Los Angeles to play the Rams. Three more games kick off at 4:25 PM ET with the nationally televised game on CBS being the Indianapolis Colts facing the Bears in Chicago. This game was scheduled for 1 PM ET but was moved to this spot to replace the postponed New England/Kansas City game that was to be featured. The Colts are 3-point road favorites with the over/under at 43.

Sunday Night Football features the Philadelphia Eagles traveling to the San Francisco 49ers. Philadelphia settled for a 23-23 tie last week at home against Cincinnati rather than attempt a long field goal with under a minute left in overtime. The Eagles are now 0-2-1 with games with Baltimore and Pittsburgh on deck after this game in San Francisco. The 49ers enter this game with a 2-1 record after their successful road trip to New Jersey over the last two weeks, where they defeated the Jets by a 31-13 score before blowing out the Giants last week at MetLife Stadium by a 36-9 margin. Both teams have been hit hard by injuries, with a handful of players status for this game in question. San Francisco is 7.5-point favorites with the total set at 45. NBC has the broadcast at 8:20 PM ET.

The NBA playoffs continue on Sunday with Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Los Angeles took a 2-0 lead in this series on Friday with their 124-114 victory over Miami. The Heat’s Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic did not play in Game 2 with their shoulder and foot injuries. Miami’s second and third-leading scorers are questionable for tonight’s game. 

The Lakers are 9.5-point favorites with the total set at 219. ABC has the broadcast starting at 7:30 PM ET.

The English Premier League has six fixtures scheduled for Sunday, with two matches starting at 7 AM ET. Two more matches begin at 9 AM ET featuring Fulham’s trip to Molineaux to face Wolverhampton to be broadcast on the NBC Sports Network. The Wolves are -1 goal-line favorites with a total of 2.25.

Tottenham travels to Old Trafford to face Manchester United at 11:30 AM ET. Man United are -0.5 goal-line favorites with the total set at 2.5. The NBC Sports Network broadcasts the game.

Gameweek 4 of the EPL concludes at 2:15 PM ET with Liverpool’s trip to Aston Villa. The reigning English Premier League champions are -1.5 goal-line favorites with the over/under at 3.

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