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

by Big Al Staff

The Sunday card features 11 games in the NFL, along with the NBA Finals and Game 1 in the MLB American League Championship Series.

The NFL postponed two games given COVID-19 precautions impacting the Denver/New England and Buffalo/Tennessee contests. The Broncos/Patriots game is tentatively scheduled for Monday at 5 PM ET with the Bills/Titans contest planned for Tuesday evening.

The NFL card kicks off at 1 PM ET with seven games. The national game on Fox features the Philadelphia Eagles trip to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers for this in-state rivalry. The Steelers are a 7-point favorite with the total set at 43.5 (all odds provided by BookMaker). The national game on CBS has the Las Vegas Raiders traveling to Kansas City to face the Chiefs in a battle of AFC West foes. Kansas City is a 10.5-point favorite with an over/under of 54.5.

Another three games take place in the 4:05 PM ET to 4:25 PM ET window. The nationally televised game is on CBS with the New York Giants traveling to Dallas to face the Cowboys in a clash of NFC East rivals. Dallas is an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 53.

The Sunday Night Football game on NBC has the Seattle Seahawks host the Minnesota Vikings at 8:20 PM ET. The Vikings notched their first win of the season last week with their 31-23 upset at Houston against the Texans. Seattle remained unbeaten in a 31-23 victory against the Dolphins in Miami. The Seahawks are a 6.5-point favorite with the over/under set at 57.

The NBA playoffs continue on Sunday with Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Miami kept their season alive on Friday with their 111-108 upset victory over Los Angeles as a 5.5-point underdog. 

The Heat maintains hope that perhaps Goran Dragic can return to the court tonight as he recovers from the foot injury that has kept him sidelined since the opening game of this series. He is listed as questionable. The Lakers’ Anthony Davis is not 100% with his heel injury, but he is probable to play. Los Angeles is a 5-point favorite with the over/under set at 214.5. ABC has the broadcast starting at 7:30 PM ET.

The MLB playoffs continue on Sunday with Game 1 of the ALCS between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. Houston defeated the Oakland A’s in four games in their best-of-five series on Thursday with their 11-6 victory. Tampa Bay joined them for the right to play in the World Series with their 2-1 win over the New York Yankees in the climactic fifth game of their series on Friday. 

The Astros send out Framber Valdez as their starting pitcher, with the Rays countering with Blake Snell. Tampa Bay is a moneyline favorite priced at -150, with the total installed at 8.5. TBS broadcasts the game with the first pitch scheduled for 7:37 PM ET.

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