Big Al's Daily Angle: NBA, NHL, MLB, CFL and NCAAF Previews and Odds - 10/28/2022

by Big Al Staff

The Friday sports card features action in NCAAF, NBA, NHL, MLB and the CFL.

Week 9 in college football continues with two games kicking off at 8 PM ET. The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs play at Florida International on the CBS Sports Network. The Bulldogs come off a 42-41 loss in overtime against Rice last Saturday. The Golden Panthers upset Charlotte, 34-15, as a 13.5-point underdog in their last contest. Louisiana Tech is a 6-point road favorite, with the total set at 57. 

BYU hosts East Carolina on ESPN2 at 8 PM ET. The Cougars come off a 41-14 loss at Liberty as a 7-point road favorite last Saturday. The Pirates upset Central Florida as a 5.5-favorite, 34-13, last Saturday. BYU is a 3.5-point favorite with an over/under of 63.5. 

Major League Baseball begins Game 1 of the World Series. The Houston Astros host the Philadelphia Phillies on Fox at 8:03 PM ET. Justin Verlander pitches for the Astros against Aaron Nola for the Phillies. Houston is a -165 money line favorite with a total of 6.5.

The National Basketball Association has 11 games on its docket. Two games tip off at 7:10 PM ET. The Atlanta Hawks play at Detroit against the Pistons as a 6-point road favorite with an over/under of 227. The Charlotte Hornets are at Orlando against the Magic as a 3-point road favorite with a total of 225.5. Three more NBA games start at 7:40 PM ET. The Boston Celtics host the Cleveland Cavaliers as a 5.5-point favorite with a total of 219. The Toronto Raptors play at home against the Philadelphia 76ers as a 1-point favorite with an over/under of 213. The Washington Wizards are at home against the Indiana Pacers on ESPN as a 5-point favorite with a total of 230.5. 

Two NBA games begin at 8:10 PM ET. The Milwaukee Bucks host the New York Knicks as a 6.5-point favorite with an over/under of 224. The Minnesota Timberwolves play at home against the Los Angeles Lakers as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 226.5. The Chicago Bulls travel to San Antonio to play the Spurs at 8:40 PM ET as a -4.5 point road favorite with an over/under of 229. The Denver Nuggets are at home against the Utah Jazz on ESPN at 9 PM ET as an 8.5-point favorite with a total of 229.5. Two games conclude the NBA card at 10:10 PM ET. The Portland Trail Blazers host the Houston Rockets as a 5-point road favorite with an over/under of 225.5. The Phoenix Suns play at home against the New Orleans Pelicans as a 5-point favorite with a total of 225.5.

The National Hockey League has six games on its slate. The Vegas Golden Knights are at home against the Anaheim Ducks at 6:05 PM ET as a -265 money line favorite with an over/under of 6.5. Three more games drop the puck at 7:05 PM ET. The Boston Bruins travel to Columbus to play the Blue Jackets as a -150 money-line road favorite with a total of 6.5. The Colorado Avalanche plays at New Jersey to play the Devils as a -135 money line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Carolina Hurricanes host the New York Islanders as a -190 money-line favorite with a total of 5.5. 

The Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Vancouver Canucks at 10:05 PM ET as a -165 money-line road favorite with an over/under of 6.5. The Winnipeg Jets play at Anaheim against the Ducks at 10:35 PM ET as a -165 money line road favorite with a total of 6.5.

Week 21 in the Canadian Football League begins with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosting the British Columbia Lions at 8:30 PM ET. The Blue Bombers are a 4-point favorite with an over/under of 50.5.

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